IIROC - Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada

05/18/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/18/2023 08:51

New SRO to Hold a Settlement Hearing for Robert Barber

May 18, 2023
Type:Enforcement Notice> Hearing


Richard Korble
Vice President, Western Canada
Julia Mackenzie
Public Affairs Specialist

(Vancouver, British Columbia) - May 18, 2023- A hearing has been scheduled before a hearing panel of the Investment Dealer Division of the New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada (New SRO) to consider whether the panel should accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between Enforcement Staff and Robert Barber.

The Settlement Agreement relates to allegations that Barber failed to fulfill his gatekeeper responsibilities.

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.

Hearing Date: May 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. PT

Location: Via Videoconference

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

Barber, Robert - Notice of Motion

The Investment Dealer Division of New SRO formally initiated the investigation into Barber's conduct in April 2019. The conduct occurred while the respondent was a Registered Representative with the Vancouver branch of Research Capital Corporation ("Research Capital"), formerly Mackie Research Capital Corporation, at the time an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Barber is still within the industry in a registered capacity, with the Vancouver branch of Research Capital.

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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 New SRO-regulated firms (Investment Dealer Division) is available free of charge through the AdvisorReportservice. Information on how to make investment dealer, advisor or marketplace-related complaints is available by calling 1 877 442-4322.

New SRO investigates possible misconduct by its member firms and individual registrants. It can bring disciplinary proceedings which may result in sanctions including fines, suspensions, permanent bars, expulsion from membership, or termination of rights and privileges for individuals and firms.

New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada (New SRO) is the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada's debt and equity marketplaces. New SRO is carrying on the regulatory functions of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), and is committed to the protection of investors, providing efficient and consistent regulation, and building Canadians' trust in financial regulation and the people managing their investments. For more information, visit www.newselfregulatoryorganizationofcanada.ca.