CASE SUMMARY # 201529
January 15, 2016
MFDA Case Summary
This case summary was prepared by Staff of the MFDA.
Hearing Panel Imposes Penalties on Murray Harold Wellman and
Michael John Wellman
Murray Harold Wellman (“Respondent MHW”) was registered with FundEX Investments Inc.
(“FundEX”) in Ontario from March 19, 2002 and British Columbia from July 20, 2004. He was
also registered in Newfoundland and Labrador from June 19, 2007 to December 24, 2009. He
retired on December 31, 2013. Michael John Wellman (“Respondent MJW”) was registered as a
mutual fund salesperson with FundEX in Ontario since March 19, 2002 and British Columbia
since October 10, 2008. In a Settlement Agreement with MFDA Staff, Respondent MHW and
Respondent MJW (collectively, the “Respondents”) admitted that between about April 2011 and
October 2013, they altered risk tolerances, investment objectives, or investment instructions
recorded on seven account forms in respect of six clients, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1. The
Respondents also admitted that between January 2011 and April 2013 they obtained, maintained,
and in some instances, used to process trades, 29 pre-signed account forms, and one pre-signed
cheque in respect of 16 clients, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1. The Respondents also admitted
that on February 21, 2013 they processed a trade in a client account without documenting the
client’s authorization of the trade, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1. The Hearing Panel approved
the Settlement Agreement and imposed the following penalties against each of the Respondents:
(i) a fine of $10,000; and (ii) costs of $1,000.
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case summary accurately reflects the content of the Decision and Reasons. However, where there is a discrepancy
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