October 27, 2021 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Yicong (Elson) Qin (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated August 3, 2021.
As specified in the Notice of Hearing, the first appearance in this proceeding was held today by videoconference, before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Pacific Regional Council.
Following submissions by the parties, the Hearing on the Merits has been scheduled to take place on March 7-9, 2022, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific), each day, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be held, at a venue to be determined and announced accordingly in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Hearing Panel also set an interim appearance by teleconference on February 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific). The proceeding will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters. Members of the public who would like to participate should contact [email protected] to obtain particulars.
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 conducted business in the Richmond, British Columbia 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 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.