IN THE MATTER OF John Edward Brodie - Penalty Hearing

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A penalty hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), in the matter of John Edward Brodie.

The Hearing Panel will consider the penalty to be imposed as a result of their decision dated March 22, 2013, which found that Mr. Brodie acted contrary to IIROC Rules in that he made unsuitable investment recommendations, effected discretionary trades and personally compensated clients for account losses.  The Hearing Panel's liability decision is available at:

The penalty hearing is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The decision of the Hearing Panel will be made available at

Documents related to ongoing IIROC enforcement proceedings - including Reasons and Decisions of Hearing Panels - are posted on the IIROC website as they become available. Click here to search and access all IIROC enforcement documents.

Hearing Date:  Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Location:            The Lord Nelson Hotel
  1515 South Park Street
  Halifax, NS

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Brodie's conduct in March 2011. The alleged violations occurred when he was a Registered Representative with the Halifax branch of Canaccord Capital Corp. (now Canaccord Genuity Corp.), an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Brodie is currently a Registered Representative with the Dartmouth branch of Global Maxfin Capital Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm.

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IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.

IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.

IIROC investigates possible misconduct by its member firms and/or individual registrants. It can bring disciplinary proceedings which may result in penalties including fines, suspensions, permanent bars, expulsion from membership, or termination of rights and privileges for individuals and firms.

All information about disciplinary proceedings relating to current and former member firms is available in the Enforcement section of the IIROC website. Background information regarding the qualifications and disciplinary history, if any, of advisors currently employed by IIROC-regulated firms is available free of charge through the IIROC AdvisorReport service. Information on how to make investment dealer, advisor or marketplace-related complaints is available by calling 1.877.442.4322.

SOURCE: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

For further information:

Enforcement Contact: 

Elsa Renzella
Acting Vice President, Enforcement
416 943-5877 

Media Contact:

Karen Archer
Senior Media and Public Affairs Specialist
416 865-3046

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