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File No. 202223

Re: Fahad Izhar

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given that a hearing will be held electronically by videoconference before a hearing panel of the Central Regional Council (the “Hearing Panel”) of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (the “MFDA”) on September 22, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held, to consider whether, pursuant to section 24.4 of By-law No. 1 of the MFDA, the Hearing Panel should accept the settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) entered into between Staff of the MFDA and Fahad Izhar (the “Respondent”).

The subject matter of the proposed Settlement Agreement concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined as an Approved Person of the MFDA, pursuant to sections 20 and 24.1.1 of By-law No. 1 of the MFDA.

PARTICULARS

  1. The proposed Settlement Agreement concerns allegations that:
    1. in February 2020, the Respondent signed the signatures of two clients on two account forms, and submitted the account forms to the Member for processing, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.1.1; and
    2. in March 2020, in response to an inquiry from the Member regarding the suitability of a client’s fund holdings, the Respondent altered a client’s investment objectives on an account form without having met with or discussed the information with the client, and also signed the client’s signature on the account form, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.2.1 and 2.1.1.
  2. MFDA settlement hearings are typically held in the absence of the public pursuant to section 20.5 of MFDA By-law No. 1 and Rule 15.2(2) of the MFDA Rules of Procedure. If the Hearing Panel accepts the settlement agreement, then the proceeding will become open to the public and a copy of the decision of the Hearing Panel and the settlement agreement will be made available at mfda.ca.

DATED: May 12, 2022

"Michelle Pong"

Michelle Pong

Director, Regional Councils

Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
121 King St. West, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON M5H 3T9
Telephone: 416-945-5134
E-mail: corporatesecretary@mfda.ca

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