TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada ("MFDA") has commenced disciplinary proceedings in respect of Yan Feng Li (also known as Frank Li) (the "Respondent"). In its Notice of Hearing dated January 22, 2015, Staff of the MFDA alleges that the Respondent engaged in the following conduct contrary the By-laws, Rules and/or Policies of the MFDA:
Allegation #1: Between February 2008 and December 2012, the Respondent issued advertisements to clients or prospective clients which were not reviewed and approved by the Member, contrary to MFDA Rules 2.7.3 and 1.1.2, and MFDA Rule 2.1.1.
The first appearance in this proceeding will take place by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA's Central Regional Council on March 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held, in order to schedule a date for the commencement of the hearing on the merits and to address any other procedural matters. The first 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 Markham, Ontario.
The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 107 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.
SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
For further information: Hugh Corbett, Managing Director, Enforcement, 416-943-4685, firstname.lastname@example.org