November 22, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Isaac Muhima (“Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated November 6, 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: On or about June 20, 2016, the Respondent signed the signature of a client on an account form, and submitted the account form for processing, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #2: On or about June 20, 2016, the Respondent failed to comply with a Member directive to contact a client to review the suitability of the holdings in a client account, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #3: On or about June 20, 2016, the Respondent failed to use due diligence to learn the essential facts of the client when he completed Know-Your-Client information without having met with or discussed the information with the client, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.2.1 and 2.1.1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council on January 25, 2018 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.
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.