Aggregated News From Investment Management Regulators

Circular to the General Public on the “Seal up” of the Business Premises of YUAN DONG (YDEC), an illegal Capital Market Operator

Report/Flag

Please complete the required fields.



The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (SEC) has been drawn to the activities of an Illegal Operator carrying on business under the name of Yuan Dong (YDEC). The Company parades itself as an Investment Company thereby extending invitations to unsuspecting members of the public to subscribe in a scheme identified as a Resources Investment Account.  Investments in the scheme ranges from a minimum deposit of ₦10, 000 to a maximum deposit of ₦240,000.

The investment period of the scheme is pegged at a minimum of 30 working days to a maximum period of 10 months with offer of interest rates on short and medium term basis, which include promise of a daily profit of ₦80.00 and ₦2,400 depending on the category of investment. Similarly, the company also entices its customers with payment of bonuses should they convince more investors to invest in the scheme.

The Commission has since conducted an investigation into the activities of this company and has established that its activities constitute a breach of the Investment and Securities Act (ISA), 2007. Furthermore, it was discovered that contrary to their supposed existence in over 20 locations across the country, the company only has functional offices in Asaba, Kano and Abuja. The Promoters of these illegal operations have been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force and are undergoing interrogation.

The Commission wishes to notify the investing public that the company is not licensed to carry out investments business of any sought; and as such its operations are illegal.

Consequently, pursuant to the Commission’s non tolerance policy of unhealthy practices in the market, the general public is hereby informed that in exercise of its powers enshrined in Section 13 (w) of the ISA 2007, the Commission “Sealed Up” the premises of the company on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This action became necessary to completely put an end to the unlawful activities of the company against unsuspecting investors.

While the Commission wishes to use this medium to reiterate its commitment to sanitize the Nigerian capital market of all illegal operators, the investing public is however advised to exercise due diligence and caution in the course of making investment decisions. Valid Licenses of lawful operators can be obtained on the Commission’s website; members of the public are advised to confirm the licenses of firms they intend to carry investment activities with.

 

Signed

Management

24th February, 2017

Source link

Regulator Information

Abbreviation: SEC NG
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Recent Articles

AMF and ACPR announce the withdrawal of BYKEPS SAS’s registration as a DASP

The company BYKEP SAS was registered as a DASP by the AMF, after receiving a positive opinion from the ACPR, on 18 February 2021, for the activities of custody of digital assets and buying or selling

CVM condemns controlling shareholder of São Paulo Turismo SA for abuse of power of control

This post was translated by Regulatory.News for informational purposes only; the content below is not an official translation from the regulator. See the content...

RC.No.4540 – Recovery Proceedings under RC.No.4540 Fact Enterprise Ltd. (PAN: AAACF0955A) in the matter of Ravi Kumar Distilleries Ltd. – General Remittance Orders...

This news item was originally published by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI IN). See the article here: Read more

EBA publishes Guidelines on transferability to support the resolvability assessment for transfer strategies

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published its final Guidelines on transferability to support the resolvability assessment for transfer strategies.

Get the latest from Regulatory.News in your inbox!

×