TORONTO, April 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Shafique Hirani ("Respondent") by Notice of Hearing dated April 28, 2017.
As the result of a settlement agreement entered into between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, the settlement hearing will take place on April 8, 2019, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, Suite 850, 800-6th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta.
The subject matter of the proposed settlement agreement concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined pursuant to ss. 20 and 24.1.1 of By-law No. 1 of the MFDA. In particular, the settlement agreement concerns allegations that the Respondent, between May 2014 and February 2015, permitted or directed assistants to obtain and maintain 59 pre-signed account forms in respect of 27 clients further to a transition of his book of business from the MFDA to IIROC, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
MFDA settlement hearings are typically held in the absence of the public pursuant to section 20.5 of MFDA By-law No. 1 and Rule 15.2(2) of the MFDA Rules of Procedure. If the Hearing Panel accepts the settlement agreement, then the proceeding will become open to the public and a copy of the decision of the Hearing Panel and the settlement agreement will be made available 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 Members and their approximately 81,000 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