On September 26th, the National Futures Association issued a Notice to Members regarding NFA Compliance Rule 2-45 and its related Interpretive Notice entitled "Prohibition of Loans by Commodity Pools to CPOs and Affiliated Entities." The rule prohibits a Member CPO from permitting a commodity pool to use any means to make a direct or indirect loan or advance of pool assets to the CPO or any other affiliated person or entity. Effective September 13, 2013, NFA amended Compliance Rule 2-45 and the related Interpretive Notice to provide that certain specified transactions are not prohibited by Compliance Rule 2-45. NFA Notice to Members I-13-26.