MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of Tracey Lynn Greenwood
July 23, 2018 (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 dated July 20, 2018, in connection with a settlement hearing held in Toronto, Ontario on April 25, 2018, in the matter of Tracey Lynn Greenwood (“Respondent”).
In its Reasons for Decision, the Hearing Panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on the Respondent. In particular, the Respondent:
- shall pay a fine in the amount of $5,000 (“Fine”);
- has paid costs in the amount of $2,500;
- payment of the Fine shall be made in five consecutive monthly installments of $1,000, commencing on April 25, 2018, and ending on August 25, 2018;
- shall successfully complete an industry compliance course acceptable to Staff of the MFDA within six months of the date the order; and
- shall in the future comply with MFDA Rules 2.1.1 and 2.1.4.
In the Settlement Agreement dated April 24, 2018, the Respondent admitted that:
- between January 2014 and February 2016, she borrowed $30,000 from client MB, thereby engaging in personal financial dealings with a client which gave rise to a conflict of interest that she failed to disclose to the Member and/or address by the exercise of responsible business judgment influenced only by the best interests of the client, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.1.1 and 2.1.4; and
- on June 12, 2014 and on March 17, 2015, she provided false or misleading responses on the Member’s annual questionnaire to Approved Persons by denying that she had borrowed money from clients, thereby misleading the Member and interfering with its ability to supervise her conduct, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.1.1.
Copies of the Reasons for Decision and the Settlement Agreement are available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent carried on business in Kingston, Ontario.
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 82,000 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.