MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Paula Louise Kendrick
June 19, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Paula Louise Kendrick (“Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated April 19, 2017, Staff of the MFDA alleges that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary to the By-laws, Rules and/or Policies of the MFDA:
Allegation #1: Between January 2010 and July 2014, the Respondent referred 25 clients and 4 other individuals to companies selling an exempt market product, and received at least $74,666.70 in referral fees for doing so, thereby engaging in securities related business that was not carried on for the account of or through the facilities of the Member, and participating in a referral arrangement to which the Member was not a party, contrary to MFDA Rule 1.1.1, and sections 13.7 to 13.10 of National Instrument 31-103.
Allegation #2: Between 2011 and 2014, the Respondent falsely denied that she was a party to any referral arrangements in audit forms and annual compliance questionnaires submitted to the Member, thereby misleading the Member and interfering with its ability to supervise her conduct and ensure that its business is compliant with MFDA Rules and applicable securities legislation, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.1.1, 2.5.1, 2.10 and 1.1.2.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Prairie Regional Council on August 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, to schedule a date for the commencement of the hearing on the merits and to address any other procedural matters. The appearance will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters. The Hearing on the Merits will take place in Calgary, Alberta at a time and venue to be announced.
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 Calgary, Alberta 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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