TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has issued its Reasons for Decision dated December 19, 2018 ("Reasons for Decision") in connection with a settlement hearing held in Toronto, Ontario on October 18, 2018 in the matter of Jon Robert Snelson ("Respondent").
In its Reasons for Decision, the Hearing Panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on the Respondent. In particular, the Respondent:
- is prohibited from conducting securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of or associated with a MFDA Member for a period of four years;
- shall pay a fine of $20,000, in four monthly instalments of $5,000 each, commencing two months from the date of acceptance of the Settlement Agreement;
- has paid costs of $5,000; and
- shall in the future comply with all MFDA By-laws, Rules and Policies, and all applicable securities legislation and regulation made thereunder, including MFDA Rules 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.4, and 2.5.1.
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
For further information: Charles Toth, Managing Director, Litigation, 416-943-4619, [email protected]