TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - A Settlement Hearing in the matter of
Alex Wai Yuk Lam (the "Respondent") was held today in Toronto, Ontario
before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council. The
Hearing Panel accepted the Settlement Agreement between MFDA Staff and
the Respondent, as a consequence of which:
the Respondent has been prohibited from conducting securities related
business in any capacity while in the employ of or associated with any
MFDA Member for a period of 15 months commencing September 11, 2012;
the Respondent shall successfully complete the IFSE (IFIC) Mutual Fund
Dealer Compliance course ("Course");
in the event that the Respondent does not successfully complete the
Course by the end of 15 months after September 11, 2012, the
prohibition from conducting securities related business shall resume or
continue until such time as the Respondent successfully completes the
the Respondent paid costs in the amount of $2,500; and
the Respondent shall in future comply with MFDA Rule 2.1.1(a).
In the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent admitted that that between
2002 and 2010, he obtained and maintained 28 blank and incomplete
pre-signed forms for 16 clients, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1(a).
The Hearing Panel advised that it will issue written reasons for its
decision in due course. A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca.
The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund
dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business
conduct of its 120 Members and their approximately 75,000 Approved
Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest.
SOURCE: Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
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