TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /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 Central Regional Council.
The settlement agreement will be between Staff of the MFDA and Kelvin Donald Byce (the "Respondent") and involves matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined by a Hearing Panel pursuant to MFDA By-laws.
The proposed settlement agreement concerns allegations that (a) in March 2012, the Respondent falsified one client's signature on one KYC form, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1; and (b) from at least October 9, 2008 to May 8, 2012, the Respondent obtained and maintained 23 blank pre-signed forms for 17 clients, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
The Settlement Hearing is scheduled to take place on August 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the hearing can held, in the MFDA hearing room located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. The hearing 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 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