Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - February 1, 2013


In this issue:

- SEC Extends Expiration Date for Interim Final Rules Providing Exemptions for Security-Based Swaps

- NFA Sets Implementation Deadline for Phase 1 of Customer Segregated Funds Reporting

- CFTC to Host Roundtable on Enhancing Customer Funds Protection

- NFA to Require CPOs to Identify Registered Investment Companies

- Fourth Circuit Affirms Finding of No Fifth Amendment Violation in Connection with 45-Year Conviction for $100 Million Investment Scheme

- District Court Finds that Securities Exchange Act Covers Stock “Float” Manipulation

- CFPB Delays Remittance Rule

- Federal Reserve Announces Dates for Release of Stress Test and CCAR Results

- DC Court of Appeals Decision May Impact CFPB Powers and Authority

- HHS Releases Language for Use in Updating Business Associate Agreements

- IRS Releases Proposed and Final Regulations regarding Health Insurance Premium Tax Credits

- Appeal Tribunal Confirms £8 Million Market Manipulation Fine

- MF Global Judgment Clarifies Law on Client Money Entitlement

- ESMA Publishes Further Update of Short Selling Regulation Questions and Answers

- Spanish Short Sales Ban Ends, Greek Ban Continues

An excerpt from "ESMA Publishes Further Update of Short Selling Regulation Questions and Answers

On January 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a second updated version of its questions and answers EU Regulation on Short Selling and Certain Aspects of Credit Default Swaps (EU236/2012) (the Short Selling Regulation) (the Q&A). The purpose of the Q&A (first issued on September 13, 2012, and updated on October 10, 2012, as reported in the October 12, 2012, edition of Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest) is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices among national securities markets regulators on the requirements of the Short Selling Regulation.

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