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BCSC to return investors’ funds recovered in unregistered trading and advising case

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Vancouver – The B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) will return funds to victims who lost money as a result of Shijun “Clark” Zhu’s unregistered trading and advising.

A BCSC panel has ordered the distribution of $38,639.69, the total amount that Zhu earned in commissions from his illegal activity.

In 2021, Zhu admitted in a settlement agreement that his trading caused or contributed to the depletion of the investors’ accounts over which he had discretionary trading authority.

The funds will be divided up among four investors who lost money as a direct result of Zhu’s misconduct and who submitted a claim after the BCSC had published a notice about the availability of funds. Since the funds are insufficient to pay the investors’ claims in full, the panel ordered that the money – together with accrued interest – be divided on a prorated basis.

For his misconduct, Zhu was also ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $40,000 and was prohibited from participating in the public markets, except as an investor, for 10 years.

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