January 31, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Mahmoud Rihawi (“Rihawi”), Attal Golzay (“Attal”), Ajmal Golzay (“Ajmal”), Roomal Golzay (“Roomal”), Mustafa Sayed Hashimi (“Mustafa”), Zobair Hashimi (“Zobair”), Sama Tabesh (“Tabesh”), Saadet Kolgekaya (“Kolgekaya”), Hammond Lieu (“Lieu”), Rhea Galias Fortes (“Fortes”), Shameel Rawani (“Rawani”), Anjum Pathan (“Pathan”), Mohammad Yunas Masood (“Masood”) and Juliene da Rosa Lima (“Lima”) (collectively referred to as the “Respondents”) by Notice of Hearing dated February 28, 2017 (the “Notice of Hearing”).
Prior to the Hearing on the Merits, scheduled to proceed on February 5, 2018, the Respondents made an adjournment request to the Hearing Panel. The Hearing Panel has granted the adjournment and the hearing will now take place May 14-18, 2018, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) each day, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at MFDA offices, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. The proceeding will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.
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.