IIROC Sanctions Albert Ying Yuen Wong 

22-0095
Type: Enforcement Notice> Decision

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June 14, 2022 (Calgary, Alberta) – On June 8, 2022, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) accepted a Settlement Agreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Albert Ying Yuen Wong.

Mr. Wong admitted that he exercised discretionary authority over a client account.

Specifically, Mr. Wong admitted to the following violation:

  1. Between January 2016 and August 2017, Mr. Wong exercised discretionary authority over a client account, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 1300.4.

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Mr. Wong agreed to the following penalty:

  1. a fine of $10,000;
  2. a suspension from IIROC registration in any capacity for 2 months; and
  3. successfully re-write the Conduct and Practices Handbook Examination before any approval.

Mr. Wong also agreed to pay costs in the amount of $1,000.

The Settlement Agreement is available at:

Wong, Albert Ying Yuen – Settlement Agreement

The Hearing Panel’s decision will be made available at www.iiroc.ca.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Mr. Wong’s conduct in June 2018. The conduct occurred while he was a Registered Representative with the Calgary branch of Leede Jones Gable Inc., an IIROC-regulated firm. Mr. Wong is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.

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