MFDA Hearing Panel accepts settlement agreement with Dennis Duclos

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2022 /CNW/ - A settlement hearing in the matter of Dennis Jerome Duclos (the "Respondent") was held electronically by videoconference on December 5, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario before a three-member Hearing Panel of the Central Regional Council of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA").

The Hearing Panel accepted the settlement agreement dated November 18, 2022 (the "Settlement Agreement"), between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent as a consequence of which the following sanctions were imposed on the Respondent:

  • a fine in the amount of $25,000, payable in instalments as follows:

  • costs in the amount of $2,500; and

  • shall in the future comply with MFDA Rules 2.1.1, 5.1(b), 1.4(b), 1.1.2 (as it relates to MFDA Rule 2.5.1), and MFDA Policy 6.

In the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent admitted that:

A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Settlement Agreement, the Respondent conducted business in the Waterloo, 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 76,695 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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