MFDA Hearing Panel makes findings against Paul Yoannou

TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - A disciplinary hearing in the matter of Paul Yoannou (the "Respondent") was held today in Toronto, Ontario before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council.

Following submissions from MFDA counsel, the Hearing Panel found that the allegations set out in the Notice of Hearing dated August 31, 2012 had been established and imposed the following sanctions and costs on the Respondent at the conclusion of the hearing:

  • a permanent prohibition from conducting securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of, or associated with, any MFDA Member;
  • a fine of $6,000,000 in respect of Allegation #1 in the Notice of Hearing;
  • a fine of $50,000 in respect of Allegation #2 in the Notice of Hearing; and
  • costs of $7,500.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. The Hearing Panel advised that it will issue written reasons for its decision in due course.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 116 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



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