IN THE MATTER OF A DISCIPLINARY HEARING PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 20 AND 24 OF BY-LAW NO. 1 OF THE MUTUAL FUND DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Donald Wayne O’Connor
Notice of Hearing
NOTICE is hereby given that a first appearance will take place by teleconference before a hearing panel of the Prairie Regional Council (“Hearing Panel”) of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) in the hearing room at the MFDA offices, located at 800 - 6th Avenue S.W., Suite 850, Calgary, Alberta on August 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (Mountain), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, concerning a disciplinary proceeding commenced by the MFDA against Donald Wayne O’Connor (“Respondent”).
DATED: May 16, 2017
Director of Regional Councils
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
121 King St. West, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON M5H 3T9
NOTICE is further given that the MFDA alleges the following violations of the By-laws, Rules or Policies of the MFDA:
Allegation #1: between April 2011 and June 2015, the Respondent obtained, possessed, and used to process transactions, 189 pre-signed account forms in respect of 26 clients, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
Allegation #2: in July 2015, the Respondent failed to comply with the Member’s policies and procedures by failing to record and maintain evidence of client trade instructions with respect to 2 transactions in respect of 2 clients, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.5.1, 1.1.2, and 2.1.1.