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MFDA issues Notice of Settlement Hearing in respect of Excel Private Wealth Inc.

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MFDA issues Notice of Settlement Hearing in respect of Excel Private Wealth Inc.

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TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") announced that it has issued a Notice of Settlement Hearing dated July 19, 2018 regarding the presentation, review and consideration of a proposed settlement agreement by a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council.

The settlement agreement will be between Staff of the MFDA and Excel Private Wealth Inc. ("Respondent") and involves matters for which it may be disciplined by a Hearing Panel pursuant to MFDA By-laws. The proposed settlement agreement concerns allegations that the Respondent:

a)

between August 20, 2014 and September 16, 2014, failed to conduct adequate due diligence on Approved Person, BG's referral arrangement, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.5.1 and MFDA Policy No. 2;

b)

from April 2016 to December 2016, failed to maintain a tier two supervision structure for its Approved Persons, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.5.1 and MFDA Policy No. 2; and

c)

from June 2016 to March 7, 2018, failed to conduct supervisory reviews of quarterly trend analysis reports, contrary to the Respondent's policies and procedures, MFDA Rule 2.5.1 and MFDA Policy No. 2.

 

The settlement hearing will take place on September 6, 2018, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be held, in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario.

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 www.mfda.ca.

A copy of the Notice of Settlement Hearing 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.

SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

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