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Bulletin #0864-P

For further information, please contact:

Paige Ward
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Policy
For Distribution to Relevant Parties within your Firm

Client Focused Reforms (CFR) – Implementation of Requirements Related to Conflicts of Interest

Members have previously been advised that the effective dates of CFR conforming changes to MFDA regulatory instruments would be harmonized with the dates adopted by the CSA for CFR changes to NI 31-103 (see Bulletin #0795-P).

Enhanced conflict of interest requirements under the CFR amendments to NI 31-103 come into force on June 30, 2021. MFDA Rule 2.1.4, which addresses conflicts of interest, has received all required approvals for CFR-related changes, and is now in effect.

MSN-0054 (Conflicts of Interest), provides general guidance in the area of conflicts. In light of the more specific guidance set out under 31-103CP, we are withdrawing this MFDA Staff Notice.

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