August 22, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the “MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Andrey Belskiy (the “Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated August 2, 2022 (the “Notice of Hearing”), 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 September 22, 2015 and August 14, 2019, the Respondent altered, and used to process transactions, 3 account forms in respect of 3 clients by altering information on the account forms without having the client initial the alterations, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #2: Between April 8, 2015 and June 10, 2020, the Respondent obtained, possessed, and used to process transactions, 26 pre-signed accounts forms in respect of 19 clients contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Prairie Regional Council on September 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (Central), 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 email@example.com 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 conducted business in the Winnipeg, Manitoba 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 80,000 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.