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MFDA Hearing Panel approves settlement agreement with Olympian Financial Inc.

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Charles Toth
Vice President, Enforcement

MFDA Hearing Panel approves settlement agreement with Olympian Financial Inc.

September 13, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario) – A settlement hearing in the matter of Olympian Financial Inc.. (the “Respondent”) was held today in Toronto, Ontario before a three-member Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”).

The Hearing Panel approved the settlement agreement dated July 31, 2018 (“Settlement Agreement”) between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, as a consequence of which the following sanctions were imposed on the Respondent:

  • a fine in the amount of $25,000;
  • costs in the amount of $5,000; and
  • in the future shall comply with MFDA Rule 2.5.1 and MFDA Policy No. 5.

In the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent admitted that between about March 2009 and October 2017, it did not conduct an on-site compliance review of every sub-branch location at least once every three years, contrary to MFDA Policy No. 5 and MFDA Rule 2.5.1.

A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca.

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.

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