TORONTO , Aug. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Abner Sarabia Hufanda (the "Respondent") by Notice of Hearing (the "Notice of Hearing") dated March 9, 2015 .
As the result of a settlement agreement entered into between Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent, the settlement hearing in this proceeding will take place on September 3, 2015 , commencing at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific), in the hearing room at the British Columbia Securities Commission, located at 1200-701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia .
The subject matter of the proposed settlement agreement concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined pursuant to ss. 20 and 24.1.1 of By-law No. 1 of the MFDA. In particular, the settlement agreement concerns allegations that between March 18, 2010 and December 31, 2012 , the Respondent purportedly invested at least $90,000 received from clients JM, MDJ, MJ and MT in a real estate investment outside the Member and thereafter failed to repay or otherwise account for the monies, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.1.1, 2.1.4, 1.1.1, and 1.2.1(c).
The hearing will be open to the public, unless and to the extent that the Hearing Panel determines that all or part of the hearing should proceed in the absence of the public. If the Hearing Panel accepts the settlement agreement, then a copy of the decision of the Hearing Panel and the settlement agreement will be made available to the public.
A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca . During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent carried on business in Vancouver, British Columbia .
The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 103 Members and their over 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.
SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada