Enforcement Notice Hearing - IN THE MATTER OF Lucy Marie Pariak-Lukic - Appearance to set a hearing date

Feb 19, 2013, 12:30 ET from Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /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 Lucy Marie Pariak-Lukic.

The discipline hearing concerns allegations that Ms. Pariak-Lukic recommended an off-book, investment to her clients without the knowledge or approval of her employer firm.  Although, the investment did not qualify for prospectus exemption, no prospectus was filed with the appropriate securities regulator.

Set Date Appearance: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Location:  IIROC Office, British Columbia Room
121 King Street West, 20th
Floor Toronto, Ontario

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.

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.

Specifically, the allegations are that:

Between 2006 and 2007, Ms. Pariak-Lukic recommended and/or facilitated off-book investments for clients:

      a.  without the knowledge or approval of her employer firm;
      b.  without fully disclosing a conflict of interest to her clients; and
      c.  without ensuring that a prospectus had been filed for the investment, or that the distribution properly qualified for a prospectus exemption; contrary to IDA by-law 29.1.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Ms. Pariak-Lukic's conduct in January 2011.  The alleged violations occurred when she was a Registered Representative with the Stoney Creek branch of yourCFO Advisory Group Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm.   Ms. Pariak-Lukic is currently a Registered Representative with the Stoney Creek branch of Burgeonvest Bick Securities Ltd, an IIROC-regulated firm.

The Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=9F5687E3730549ABB81E49F1530959E0&Language=en.

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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.


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