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Enforcement Notice - IN THE MATTER OF David Guy Schayes - Discipline Hearing

CALGARY, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in the matter of David Guy Schayes.

A Disciplinary Hearing had originally been scheduled for May 28, 2013.  However, the matter was adjourned sine die, and has been rescheduled in accordance with this Enforcement Notice.

The hearing concerns allegations stemming from Mr. Schayes' handling of the accounts of two of his clients.  The allegations relate to discretionary trading, unauthorized trading, unsuitable trading and a failure to know one of his clients.

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.

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.

Hearing Date:         March 4, 5 and 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

      The Delta Hotel, Boardroom 704
10222 - 102nd Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Specifically, the allegations are that:

(a)      In September 2006 and February 2007, Mr. Schayes made unsuitable recommendations for a client account, contrary to IDA by-law 1300.1(q) (Dealer Member Rule 1300.1(q) after June 1, 2008);
(b)      Between April 2007 and March 2010, Mr. Schayes made unauthorized trades in a client account, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1 (IDA by-law 29.1 prior to June 1, 2008).
(c)      Between June 2006 and September 2008, Mr. Schayes failed to use due diligence to learn and remain informed of the essential facts relative to a client, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 1300.1(a) (IDA by-law 1300.1(a) prior to June 1, 2008);
(d)      Between June of 2006 and September 2008, Mr. Schayes made unsuitable recommendations in a client account, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 1300.1(q) (IDA by-law 1300.1 (q) prior to June 1, 2008); and
(e)      Between June of 2006 and September of 2008, Mr. Schayes engaged in discretionary trading in a client account, without the account first having been approved as a discretionary account, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 1300.4 (IDA by-law 1300.4 prior to June 1, 2008).

A new Notice of Hearing which sets out the allegations is available at:

Please note the new Notice of Hearing has been amended to reflect the following changes:

  • IIROC is no longer pursuing an allegation that Mr. Schayes failed to cooperate with an IIROC investigation;

  • IIROC is no longer pursing one of the two previous allegations, which was that Mr. Schayes conducted unauthorized trades; and

  • IIROC is now including an allegation that Mr. Schayes engaged in discretionary trading.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Schayes' conduct in April 2011. The alleged violations occurred when he was a Registered Representative with the Edmonton branch of CIBC World Markets Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm.  Mr. Schayes is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.

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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.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

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