November 14, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Sebastian Eduardo Encalada (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated September 6, 2017 (“Notice of Hearing”).
As specified in the Notice of Hearing, the first appearance in this proceeding took place today by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council.
Following submissions by the parties, the hearing of this matter on its merits has been scheduled to take place February 20, 2018, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. The Hearing Panel also scheduled January 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) as an interim appearance to consider any procedural or scheduling issues. All appearances before the Hearing Panel shall 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 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.