TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Seung Tung (Eric) Ng (the "Respondent"). In its Notice of Hearing dated November 4, 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 November 2011 and June 2013, the Respondent misappropriated approximately $55,129 from at least four (4) clients and one (1) individual, thereby failing to deal fairly, honestly and in good faith with the clients and engaging in conduct unbecoming an Approved Person, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #2: Between November 2011 and June 2013, the Respondent opened at least four (4) mutual fund accounts and ten (10) bank accounts in the names of clients and individuals, and processed transactions in the accounts, without authorization from the clients and individuals and using falsified documentation, thereby failing to deal fairly, honestly and in good faith with the clients and engaging in conduct unbecoming an Approved Person, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.3.1(a) and 2.1.1.
Allegation #3: Commencing on October 9, 2013, the Respondent failed to cooperate with Staff's investigation into his conduct, contrary to section 22.1 of MFDA By-law No. 1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council on January 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, to schedule a date for the commencement of the hearing on the merits and to address any other procedural matters. The 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 Oakville, Ontario.
The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 102 Members and their approximately 83,000 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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