MFDA announces disciplinary proceeding in respect of Cuiqin Ammy Yang
July 21, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Cuiqin Ammy Yang (“Respondent”). In its Notice of Hearing dated July 10, 2017, Staff of the MFDA alleges that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary to the By-laws, Rules and/or Policies of the MFDA:
Allegation #1: On or about October 30, 2012, the Respondent altered two account forms without evidence of client consent and submitted the altered account forms directly to the fund company to process trades, contrary to the policies and procedures of the Member and MFDA Rules 2.1.1, 2.10 and 1.1.2.
Allegation #2: Between October 23, 2012 and December 14, 2012, the Respondent submitted 18 account forms directly to fund companies to process trades in the accounts of 4 clients without the knowledge or approval of the Member, contrary to the policies and procedures of the Member and MFDA Rules 1.1.1(a), 2.1.1, 2.10 and 1.1.2.
Allegation #3: Commencing on April 28, 2016, the Respondent has failed to cooperate with an investigation into her activities conducted by Staff of the MFDA, contrary to section 22.1 of MFDA By-law No. 1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council on September 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, to schedule a date for the commencement of the hearing on the merits and to address any other procedural matters. The appearance will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.
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 Markham, 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 83,000 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.
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