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File No. 2018101

Re: Yvonne Yat Sim Chan


NOTICE is hereby given that a hearing will be held before a hearing panel of the Central Regional Council (“Hearing Panel”) of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario on May 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, to consider whether, pursuant to section 24.4 of By-law No. 1 of the MFDA, the Hearing Panel should accept the settlement agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) entered into between Staff of the MFDA and Yvonne Yat Sim Chan (“Respondent”).

The subject matter of the proposed Settlement Agreement concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined as an Approved Person of the MFDA, pursuant to sections 20 and 24.1.1 of MFDA By-law No. 1.


  1. The proposed Settlement Agreement concerns allegations that in September 2016 and February 2017, in her capacity as Branch Manager, the Respondent failed to identify regulatory concerns and take adequate supervisory action in response to information which indicated that an Approved Person for whom she had supervisory oversight, had required two clients to sign unauthorized documents purporting to waive the suitability requirement, contrary to MFDA Rule 2.5.5(f), Rule 2.1.1, and MFDA Policy No. 2.
  2. MFDA settlement hearings are typically held in the absence of the public pursuant to section 20.5 of MFDA By-law No. 1 and Rule 15.2(2) of the MFDA Rules of Procedure.

DATED: Dec 18, 2018

"Michelle Pong"

Michelle Pong

Director of Regional Councils

Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
121 King St. West, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON M5H 3T9
Telephone: 416-945-5134
Fax: 416-361-9781