MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of Robert Mitchell
June 26, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – A Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has issued its Reasons for Decision (“Reasons for Decision”) in connection with a settlement hearing held in Toronto, Ontario on May 31, 2017 in the matter of Robert Stephen Mitchell (“Respondent”).
In its Reasons for Decision dated June 23, 2017, the Hearing Panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on the Respondent. In particular, the Respondent:
- is suspended from conducting securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of or associated with any MFDA Member for a period of one (1) month, commencing on June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017;
- has paid a fine in the amount of $30,000;
- has paid costs in the amount of $5,000; and
- shall in the future comply with MFDA Rules 2.1.1, 2.1.4 and 2.3.1.
A copy of the Reasons for Decision is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Reasons for Decision, the Respondent conducted business in the Thunder Bay, Ontario 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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