TORONTO, April 30, 2018 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Shahin Golestani ("Respondent") by Notice of Hearing dated September 25, 2017.
As the result of a settlement agreement entered into between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, the settlement hearing in this proceeding will take place on May 24, 2018, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific) or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the British Columbia Securities Commission, located at 701 West Georgia Street, Suite 1200, Vancouver, British Columbia.
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 the allegation that the Respondent between November 7, 2014 to May 6, 2015, failed to use due diligence to learn and accurately record KYC information, for 21 client accounts and ensure that each order accepted and recommendation made for the accounts of clients was suitable for the client, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.2.1 and 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.
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 Burnaby, British Columbia area.
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 82,000 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