MFDA issues Notice of Settlement Hearing in respect of Ahsan Ladha

TORONTO, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The MFDA today announced that it has issued a Notice of Settlement Hearing regarding the presentation, review and consideration of a proposed settlement agreement by a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Prairie Regional Council.

The settlement agreement will be between Staff of the MFDA and Ahsan Hanif Ladha (the "Respondent") and involves matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined by a Hearing Panel pursuant to MFDA By-laws. The proposed agreement concerns allegation that the Respondent, between June 2009 and June 2010, engaged in securities related business that was not carried on for the account and through the facilities of the Member by giving investment advice in relation to, and making trades in, equity securities in the on-line discount brokerage accounts of client MM and individual JB, contrary to MFDA Rule 1.1.1(a).

The settlement hearing is scheduled to take place on July 31, 2012 commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain) in the hearing room located at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre - North Building, 120 Ninth Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta. The hearing will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.

A copy of the Notice of Settlement Hearing is available on the MFDA website at

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 121 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:

Shaun Devlin
Vice-President, Enforcement
416-943-4672 or

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