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Enforcement Notice - Hearing - IIROC to Hold Disciplinary Hearing for Toronto Investment Advisor Michael Alexander McKee

TORONTO , Sept. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will hold a disciplinary hearing regarding Michael Alexander McKee .

Specifically, the allegations are that:


In March 2017 and April 2017, Mr. McKee made false and misleading representations to his Dealer Member regarding the relationship between his client and subjects of a securities regulatory proceeding, contrary to Consolidated Rule 1400;


Between February 2017 and April 2017, Mr. McKee failed to inform his client about an error he had made with respect to the client's corporate account, obtain instructions in relation thereto, and inform the client about securities that were subsequently sold. He also failed to follow his Dealer Member's instructions regarding the error, contrary to Consolidated Rule 1400; and


In May 2017, Mr. McKee failed to escalate to his Dealer Member the client's written complaint related to the error he made, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 3100.


IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. McKee's conduct in June 2017 . The alleged violations occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Toronto branch of Scotia Capital Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. McKee is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.

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

Hearing Date:

February 19-20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  


IIROC - 121 King Street West, Suite 2000, Toronto, Ontario


The Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations which sets out the allegations is available at:

 McKee, Michael Alexander - Notice of Hearing and Statement of Allegations

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 that 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 more than 170 Canadian investment dealer firms and their more than 29,000 registered employees, the majority of whom are commonly referred to as investment advisors. IIROC also sets and enforces market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian debt and 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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