VANCOUVER, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - An appearance has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), for the purpose of setting a date for the disciplinary hearing in the matter of Mark Wiltshire.
The discipline hearing concerns allegations that Mr. Wiltshire established a scheme to evade compliance with a British Columbia Interpretation Note made under the Securities Act.
The set date appearance is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The date for the discipline hearing will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
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|Hearing Date:||October 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m.|
|Location:|| Reportex Agencies Ltd.
925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1010, Vancouver, B.C.
Specifically, the allegation is that:
(a) Between February 23, 2009 to August 14, 2009, Mr. Wiltshire as a Registered Representative, director, senior executive and Ultimate Designated Person at First Canada Capital Partners Inc. (FCCP) acted contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1 in that he established a scheme to evade compliance with British Columbia Interpretation Note 33-705, made under the Securities Act.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Wiltshire's conduct in April 2009. The alleged violations occurred when he was a Registered Representative and Director with the Vancouver business location of FCCP,when it was an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Wiltshire is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at
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
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