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CIRO Hearing Panel issues Reasons for Decision in the matter of Jingshan (Sarah) He

Vancouver (British Columbia), December 27, 2023 – Following a settlement hearing held on February 14, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia, a hearing panel of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) under the Mutual Fund Dealer Rules accepted the settlement agreement dated February 13, 2023, between CIRO’s Enforcement Staff and Jingshan (Sarah) He.

The hearing panel’s reasons for decision, dated December 16, 2023, are available at:

Re He, Jingshan (Sarah) 2023 CIRO 44

In its reasons for decision, the hearing panel confirmed the sanctions imposed on Jingshan (Sarah) He:

  • a prohibition from conducting securities related business in any capacity while in the employ of or associated while in the employ of or associated with any Member of the MFDA for a period of two years;
  • a fine in the amount of $20,000; and
  • costs in the amount of $5,000.

During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent conducted business in the Burnaby, British Columbia area.

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