Global Task Forces To Target Short Sales, Hedge Funds – Global securities regulators have formed three task forces targeting short selling, hedge funds and unregulated financial trading, in an effort to take "urgent action" to coordinate responses to current market turmoil, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox announced Monday.

The newly formed short-selling task force, chaired by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, will work to eliminate different approaches to "naked" short sales, including delivery requirements and disclosure of short positions, while minimizing any harm to legitimate securities lending, hedging and other transactions.
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