TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of
Canada ("MFDA") today announced that it has issued a Notice of
Settlement Hearing regarding the presentation, review and consideration
of a proposed settlement agreement by a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's
Central Regional Council.
The settlement agreement will be between Staff of the MFDA and Michael
Christopher McKale (the "Respondent") and involves matters for which
the Respondent may be disciplined by a Hearing Panel pursuant to MFDA
The proposed settlement agreement allegations that between June 2006 and
July 18, 2012, the Respondent obtained and maintained 39 pre-signed
forms for eight clients and used pre-signed forms to process
transactions in client accounts, thereby:
engaging in conduct unbecoming an Approved Person, contrary to MFDA Rule
failing to comply with the Member's policies and procedures, contrary to
MFDA Rules 1.1.2 and 2.5.1 and MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
The Settlement Hearing is scheduled to take place on December 10, 2013
at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the hearing can held,
in the MFDA hearing room located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000,
Toronto, Ontario. The hearing will be open to the public, except as may
be required for the protection of confidential matters.
A copy of the Notice of Settlement Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Notice of Settlement Hearing, the
Respondent carried on business in the Kingston, Ontario area.
The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund
dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business
conduct of its 114 Members and their approximately 80,000 Approved
Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest.
For more information about the MFDA's complaint and enforcement
processes, as well as links to 'Check an Advisor' and other Investor
Tools, visit the For Investors page on the MFDA website.
SOURCE: Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
For further information:
Managing Director, Enforcement