IN THE MATTER OF Jordan Rocco Steel - Adjournment

Jan 18, 2013, 11:15 ET from Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

VANCOUVER, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - A hearing was originally scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), in the matter of Jordan Rocco Steel from December 12 to December 13, 2012. The hearing was adjourned to February 5, 2013.

The hearing concerns an allegation that Mr. Steel acted contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1 by misappropriating approximately $40,000 from two individuals.

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

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Hearing Date:   February 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Location:      Reportex Agencies Ltd.
    925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1010
    Vancouver, B.C.

Specifically, the allegation is that from January 2010 to August 2011, Mr. Steel misappropriated approximately $40,000 from two Investment Advisors for whom he worked as a registered assistant, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Steel's conduct in December 2011. The alleged violations occurred when he was a Registered Representative with the Vancouver branch of Canaccord Genuity Corp., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Steel is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.

The Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegation is available at:

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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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