VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Following a penalty hearing held on December 20, 2012, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) imposed the following penalty on David Hoang: (a) A fine in the amount of $25,000. The penalty decision can be found at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=F929FE0D83BF4E2394C517D1AFFD4A0A&Language=en. In an earlier decision dated November 1, 2012, the Hearing Panel found that Mr. Hoang failed to attend a second interview and give additional information in respect of an investigation being conducted by IIROC, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 19.5. The decision on Liability can be found at: http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=596CE5B4A7AF4EEEB7533736807BCEF7&Language=en. 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. IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Hoang's conduct in July 2010. Hoang is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm. * * * IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets. IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian 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.