June 18, 2019 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will hold a disciplinary hearing regarding Douglas John Eley.
The hearing concerns allegations that:
- Between May and November 2015, Mr. Eley altered previously signed client documents, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 29.1.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Eley’s conduct in February 2017. The alleged violations occurred while he was a Registered Representative and Portfolio Manager with the Oakville branch of Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Eley is still employed with Echelon Wealth Partners Inc.
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: Commencing September 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: 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:
Eley, Douglas John – 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.
Other Notices associated with this Enforcement Proceeding:
11/30/18IIROC To Set Date For Disciplinary Hearing Regarding Oakville Investment Advisor Douglas John EleyType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
02/06/20IIROC Hearing Panel Finds Oakville Portfolio Manager Douglas John Eley LiableType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Decision
02/26/20IIROC to Hold Penalty Hearing for Oakville Portfolio Manager Douglas John EleyType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
06/11/20IIROC Adjourns Penalty Hearing for Oakville Investment Advisor Douglas John EleyType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
10/14/20IIROC Sanctions Oakville Investment Advisor Douglas John EleyType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Decision
10/23/20IN THE MATTER OF Douglas John Eley – Review RequestedType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
03/29/21IN THE MATTER OF Oakville Investment Advisor Douglas John Eley – Ontario Securities Commission: Review DecisionType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Decision
09/15/21IN THE MATTER OF Douglas John Eley – Appeal RequestedType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Hearing
04/13/23IN THE MATTER OF Douglas John Eley – Appeal DecisionType: Enforcement NoticeSubtype: Decision