In this issue of CFWD we discuss:

- SEC to Issue Effectiveness Orders Electronically
- FinCEN Says Agent-Lender is Customer Under Bank Secrecy Act
- Extension of Termination Date of Short Sale Pilot Order
- NYSE Proposes Rule Change to Annual Branch Office Inspection
- Takeover Panel Aims to Treat Derivatives Dealings as Equivalent to Dealings in Shares
- Takeover Panel’s Code to Have Force of Law
- Takeover Panel Announces Abolition of its Substantial Acquisitions Rules
- CFTC Does Not Have Jurisdiction To Regulate “Spot” Transactions
- NFA Announces Effective Date of Amendments to NFA Financial Requirements Sections