September 22, 2022 (Calgary, Alberta) – A hearing has been scheduled before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to consider whether the panel should accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and Gregory Paul Bealer.
The Agreement concerns allegations that Mr. Bealer failed in his role as a gatekeeper by facilitating suspicious trading activity in a client account; by making off-book investments; and by failing to designate several client accounts as pro-accounts, and investing the client accounts in ineligible new issues.
The hearing is not open to the public, but will become open in the event that the panel accepts the agreement. Members of the public who would like to attend the appearance should contact IIROC’s National Hearing Officer, at [email protected], to obtain the details. If the agreement is accepted, the Panel’s decision and the Settlement Agreement will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.
Hearing Date: The settlement hearing will be held by a way of videoconference on October 20, 2022, at 10:00 am (MT)
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Bealer’s conduct in May 2019. The conduct occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Edmonton branch of CIBC World Markets Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Bealer is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.
The Notice of Application announcing the settlement hearing is available at:
Bealer, Gregory – Notice of Application
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