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MFDA announces settlement hearing to take place in respect of Ryan Dibbley

May 16, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Ryan Raymond Edward Dibbley (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated August 15, 2016.

As the result of a settlement agreement entered into between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, the settlement hearing in this matter will take place June 7, 2018, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario.

The subject matter of the proposed settlement agreement concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined pursuant to ss. 20 and 24.1.1 of By-law No. 1 of the MFDA. In particular, the settlement agreement concerns allegations that the Respondent:

  1. between October 2012 and May 9, 2014, failed to disclose to the Member two outside business activities for which he was named officer and/or director, contrary to MFDA Rules 1.2.1(c) (now MFDA Rule 1.3.2);
  2. between 2013 and May 9, 2014, in his capacity as branch manager, did not adequately query or report to the Member unapproved outside business activities at the branch location supervised by him, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.5.5(f); and
  3. between January 2014 and May 9, 2014, in his capacity as a branch manager, failed to adequately query or advise the Member of information concerning financial difficulties at the branch location supervised by him, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.5.5(f).

MFDA settlement hearings are typically held in the absence of the public pursuant to section 20.5 of MFDA By-law No. 1 and Rule 15.2(2) of the MFDA Rules of Procedure. If the Hearing Panel accepts the settlement agreement, then the proceeding will become open to the public and a copy of the decision of the Hearing Panel and the settlement agreement will be made available at

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent carried on business in the Hamilton, Ontario area.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its Members and their approximately 82,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest. For more information about the MFDA’s complaint and enforcement processes, as well as links to ‘Check an Advisor’ and other Investor Tools, visit the For Investors page on the MFDA website.