IIROC Sanctions RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Type: Enforcement Notice> Decision


Andrew P. Werbowski
Director, Enforcement Litigation
Julia Mackenzie
Public Affairs Specialist

July 26, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario) – On July 20, 2022, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. admitted to the following violation:

  1. Between August 2017 and October 2021, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. failed to include proper order designations on numerous orders entered on an IIROC-regulated marketplace, contrary to UMIR 6.2(1)(b).

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. agreed to the following penalty:

  1. a fine in the amount of $140,000.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. also agreed to pay costs in the amount of $22,500.

The Settlement Agreement is available at:

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. – Settlement Agreement

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

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into RBC Dominion Securities Inc.’s conduct in October 2020.

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