MFDA Hearing Panel makes findings against Purisima Dy

TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - A disciplinary hearing in the matter of Purisima Dy (the "Respondent") was held yesterday before a Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") in Toronto, Ontario.

An Agreed Statement of Facts was filed prior to the hearing in which the Respondent admitted to a number of facts and allegations, as a consequence of which MFDA Staff withdrew Allegations No.2 and No.3 in the Notice of Hearing issued on October 21, 2008.

Hearing Panel found that Allegation No.1 in the Notice of Hearing, set out below, had been established:

    
    Allegation No.1: The Respondent was convicted in June 2007 for fraud
    contrary to s. 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and thereby failed to
    observe the high standards of ethics and conduct in the transaction of
    business and be of such character and business repute as is consistent
    with the standards prescribed by MFDA Rule 2.1.1.

    The Hearing Panel made the following orders at the conclusion of the
hearing and advised that it would issue written reasons for its decision in
due course:

    -   A fine in the amount of $50,000;
    -   A permanent prohibition on the authority of the Respondent to conduct
        securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of or
        associated with any MFDA Member; and
    -   Costs in the amount of $2,500.
    

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


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