CIRO Hearing Panel rejects a settlement in the matter of Yujie (Jared) Liu and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Hearing Notice


Toronto (Ontario), November 29, 2023 – On August 25 and 29, 2023, a hearing panel of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) held a hearing to consider whether the panel should accept a settlement agreement between Enforcement Staff and Yujie (Jared) Liu and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (BMO NBI). Following submissions of the parties, the hearing panel rejected the proposed settlement.

A disciplinary proceeding in this matter was commenced by a Notice of Application issued on August 15, 2023:

Yujie (Jared) Liu and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. - Notice of Application

Yujie (Jared) Liu was a Registered Representative with BMO NBI during the relevant time and until about July 2021. He is currently employed with BMO NB in a non-registered capacity. BMO NBI is a CIRO-regulated Dealer Member.

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