July 14, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – 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 Kamal Lidder.
The Settlement Agreement addresses allegations that Kamal Lidder violated IIROC Rule 1300.4 by engaging in discretionary trading in several clients’ accounts, and he also violated IIROC Rule 29.7)(3) by preparing and sending unapproved sales literature to clients.
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: August 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Lidder’s conduct in January 2020. The conduct occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Vancouver branch of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Kamal Lidder is still within the industry in a registered capacity with the Vancouver branch of Canaccord Genuity Corp.
The Notice of Application announcing the settlement hearing can be found here: Lidder, Kamal - Notice of Application for Settlement Hearing
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 pan-Canadian 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 175 Canadian investment dealer firms of varying sizes and business models, and their more than 30,000 registered employees. IIROC also sets and enforces market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian debt and equity marketplaces.
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