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Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IIROC to Hold Settlement Hearing for Former Vancouver Investment Advisor Zubin Driver

VANCOUVER , Jan. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - A Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will consider whether to accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and Zubin Driver .

The agreement concerns allegations that Mr. Driver accepted trading instructions from someone other than his client without the client's written authorization. Mr. Driver also failed to follow his firm's policies and procedures regarding the use of confidential information about a public company.

Hearing Date:  February 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Location:        Reportex, 1010 – 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC , Canada   V6C 3L2

The hearing is not open to the public, but will become open in the event that the panel accepts the agreement. If the agreement is accepted, the Panel's decision and the Settlement Agreement will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Driver's conduct in January 2016 . The violations occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Vancouver branch of Canaccord Capital Corp. and Jordan Capital Markets Inc.. Mr. Driver is currently registered with Mackie Research Capital Corporation.

The Notice of Application announcing the settlement hearing is available at:

http://www.iiroc.ca/documents/2020/210cae0b-e5ac-498c-bd7a-a13eabfd31e6_en.pdf

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.

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IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and their trading activity in Canada's debt and equity markets. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while supporting healthy Canadian 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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