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MFDA Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of Pauline Arnold

November 24, 2021 (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 November 10, 2021 (“Reasons for Decision”), in connection with a settlement hearing held electronically by videoconference in Toronto, Ontario on September 28, 2021, in the matter of Pauline Rejeanne Arnold (the “Respondent”).

In its Reasons for Decision, the Hearing Panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on the Respondent. In particular, the Respondent:

  • has been prohibited from acting as a branch manager or in a supervisory role with a Member of the MFDA for a period of six months;
  • shall successfully complete a branch manager’s course offered by the Canadian Securities Institute or the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, prior to acting as a branch manager or in a supervisory role in the future;
  • has paid a fine of $5,000;
  • has paid costs of $2,500; and
  • shall in the future comply with MFDA Rules 2.1.1 and 2.5.5(f).

A copy of the Reasons for Decision is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Reasons for Decision, the Respondent conducted business in the Ottawa, Ontario area.

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 80,000 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.