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MFDA sets date for continuation of settlement hearing in the matter of Rhys Martell

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Marco Wynnyckyj
Director, Hearings

MFDA sets date for continuation of settlement hearing in the matter of Rhys Martell

March 22, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Rhys Martell (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated August 24, 2017.

A settlement hearing in this proceeding commenced March 13, 2018 before a three-member Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Pacific Regional Council and was adjourned to a future date. On March 20, 2018, a procedural appearance took place by teleconference, the result of which saw the continuation of the settlement hearing set for April 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the British Columbia Securities Commission, located at 1200-701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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 www.mfda.ca.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent conducted business in the Abbotsford, British Columbia 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 83,000 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.

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