MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Nathan Breukelman
October 10, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Nathan Eric Breukelman (“Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated October 3, 2017 (“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 November 26, 2014 and April 21, 2015, the Respondent misappropriated a total of $28,889.45 from client SM, thereby failing to deal fairly, honestly and in good faith with the client, failing to observe high standards of ethics and conduct in the transaction of business, and/or engaging in business conduct or practice unbecoming or detrimental to the public interest, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #2: Commencing August 8, 2016, the Respondent failed to cooperate with an investigation by MFDA Staff into his conduct, contrary to section 22.1 of MFDA By-law No. 1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, in order to schedule a date for the commencement of the hearing on the merits and to address any other procedural matters. The appearance will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.
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 Thunder Bay, 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 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.