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MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Tyler Davidson

For further information, please contact:

Mark Stott
Vice-President, Prairie Region
Charles Toth
Vice President, Enforcement

MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Tyler Davidson

December 29, 2020 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Tyler Weldon Davidson (“Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated December 17, 2020, 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: In or around September 2014, the Respondent recommended a trade in a mutual fund that unnecessarily subjected a client to a deferred sales charge schedule and generated undue commissions to himself, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.1.1, 2.1.4, and 2.2.1.

The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Prairie Regional Council on February 26, 2021 at 9:30 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 issues. The appearance will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters. Members of the public who would like to listen to the teleconference should contact hearings@mfda.ca to obtain particulars.

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 carried on business in the Medicine Hat, 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 81,000 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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