IIROC Sanctions Canaccord Genuity Corp.

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Type: Enforcement Notice> Decision

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January 5, 2022 (Vancouver, B.C.) – On December 15, 2021, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (“Canaccord”).

Canaccord admitted that between January 2010 and May 2019 the Respondent failed to establish and maintain a system of internal controls and supervision reasonably designed to achieve compliance with IIROC requirements, including to deal fairly with clients with regard to fees, contrary to Dealer Member Rules 38.1 and 2500.

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Canaccord agreed to pay a fine of $157,500 and costs in the amount of $50,000.

The Settlement Agreement is available at:

Canaccord Genuity Corp. - Settlement Agreement

The Hearing Panel’s decision will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Canaccord’s conduct in October 2019. Canaccord is an IIROC regulated firm.

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