MFDA Hearing Panel approves Settlement Agreement with Nathan Disenhouse

TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - A Settlement Hearing in the matter of Nathan Hersh Disenhouse was held today in Toronto, Ontario before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council. The Hearing Panel approved the Settlement Agreement between Mr. Disenhouse and MFDA Staff, as a consequence of which Mr. Disenhouse:

    
    -   has been suspended from conducting securities related business in any
        capacity while in the employ of or associated with any MFDA Member
        for a period of 10 years;
    -   has paid a fine in the amount of $15,000; and
    -   has paid costs in the amount of $5,000.
    

The Hearing Panel advised that it would issue written reasons for its decision in due course.

In the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Disenhouse admitted that he:

    
    (a) engaged in securities related business outside the Member by selling,
        referring or facilitating the sale of $730,000 of an investment
        product to 18 individuals, 11 of whom were clients, that had not been
        approved for sale by the Member;
    (b) did not disclose to investors that he was a shareholder in the
        company which was, in turn, the sole shareholder of the company
        offering the investment product;
    (c) engaged in a dual occupation that was not disclosed to and approved
        by the Member by entering into a referral agreement and referring
        clients to a third party; and
    (d) obtained and maintained blank, pre-signed trading forms in client
        files and used such forms to process a trade in at least one client
        account.
    

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 139 Members and their approximately 73,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest.

SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

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


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