TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Scott Byron Reeves (the "Respondent"). In its Notice of Hearing dated August 27, 2015, Staff of the MFDA alleges that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary to the By-laws, Rules and/or Policies of the MFDA:
Allegation #1: Between 2004 and May 9, 2014, the Respondent solicited and accepted from at least three clients a total of approximately $5,064,208, some or all of which the Respondent deposited into accounts that he controlled, which the Respondent failed to invest, return or otherwise account for, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1., 1.1.1, 2.1.4.
Allegation #2: Between 2010 and 2014, on at least 34 instances, the Respondent directed the Member to deposit redemptions totalling approximately $1,126,117 from a client's account at the Member to a bank account that did not belong to the client, by providing the Member with a void cheque that had been altered so that it appeared to the Member that the cheque corresponded to the client's bank account when the client did not hold such an account, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1;
Allegation#3: Between 2009 and May 9, 2014, the Respondent made statements and provided documents to at least three clients, which he knew were false, misleading or incorrect, and misrepresented to the clients the amounts and whereabouts of their investments and monies, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #4: Between January 8, 2004 and May 9, 2014, the Respondent had and continued in other gainful occupations that were not disclosed to and approved by the Member by acting as an officer or a director for at least 11 corporations, contrary to MFDA Rules 1.2.1(c) and 2.1.1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council on November 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, in order to schedule a date for the commencement of the hearing on the merits and to address any other procedural matters. The first appearance 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. During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent conducted business in the Hamilton, 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 103 Members and their over 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
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