TORONTO, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The MFDA today announced that it has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Shawn Bolt (the "Respondent"). MFDA staff alleges in its Notice of Hearing that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary the By-laws, Rules or Policies of the MFDA:
Allegation #1: Between at least 2009 and November 23, 2010, the Respondent obtained and maintained 246 pre-signed forms for 61 clients and used pre-signed forms to process transactions in client accounts, thereby:
a) engaging in conduct unbecoming an Approved Person, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1 (c); and
b) failing to comply with the Member's policies and procedures, contrary to MFDA Rules 1.1.2 and 2.5.1 and MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #2: Between at least 2009 and November 23, 2010, the Respondent delayed, at his discretion, the processing of transactions in client accounts, thereby failing to:
a) process trades in client accounts on a timely basis, contrary to subsections 9.1 (1) and (2) and 10.2 (1) and (2) of National Instrument 81-102 and MFDA Rule 2.1.1; and
b) comply with the Member's policies and procedures, contrary to MFDA Rules 1.1.2 and 2.5.1 and MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
The first appearance in this matter will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council on May 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) in the MFDA hearing room located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. The purpose of the appearance is to set a date for the hearing of this matter on its merits and to address any other procedural matters and will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.
The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 115 Members and their approximately 80,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest.
SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada