MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Corey McPherson

TORONTO, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The MFDA today announced that it has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Corey William McPherson (the "Respondent"). MFDA staff alleges in its Notice of Hearing that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary the By-laws, Rules or Policies of the MFDA:

      Allegation #1: On or about July 9, 2011, the Respondent failed to observe high standards of ethics and conduct in the transaction of business by falsifying client RS's signature on a client account document in order to facilitate the transfer of $11,000 from another financial institution and the purchase of a mutual fund for the client's account, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1(b).

The first appearance in this matter will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Pacific Regional Council on August 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific) in the MFDA hearing room located at 650 West Georgia Street, Suite 1220, Vancouver, British Columbia. The purpose of the appearance is to set a date for the hearing of this matter on its merits and to address any other procedural matters and will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing 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 121 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

For further information:

Shaun Devlin
Vice-President, Enforcement
416-943-4672 or sdevlin@mfda.ca


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