TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued its Decision and Reasons (Penalty) dated February 8, 2019 ("Decision and Reasons") in connection with a penalty hearing held in Toronto, Ontario on December 11, 2018 in the matter of Alfredo Pino, also known as Alfie Pino ("Respondent").
In its Decision and Reasons, the Hearing Panel imposed the following sanctions on the Respondent:
- a permanent prohibition from conducting securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of, or in association with, any MFDA Member;
- a fine in the amount of $400,000; and
- costs in the amount of $25,000.
A copy of the Decision and Reasons (Penalty) is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Decision and Reasons (Penalty), the Respondent conducted business in the Ottawa, Ontario 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 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
For further information: Charles Toth, Managing Director, Litigation, 416-943-4619, [email protected]