Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, Inc.; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Automatic Execution of Non-Customer Orders, 41490 [E6-11571]

Download as PDF 41490 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 140 / Friday, July 21, 2006 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54151; File No. SR–ISE– 2006–27] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, Inc.; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Automatic Execution of Non-Customer Orders July 14, 2006. On May 15, 2006, the International Securities Exchange, Inc. (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 to amend ISE Rule 714 to provide that incoming Non-Customer Orders 3 would not be automatically executed at prices that are inferior to the best bid or offer disseminated by another national securities exchange (‘‘NBBO’’) and that Non-Customer Orders that are not automatically executed would be rejected. The proposed rule change also would clarify the handling of Public Customer Orders 4 that are not automatically executed and update the rule text to conform with the Exchange’s current handling of ‘‘fill-or-kill’’ orders. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 14, 2006.5 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change. The Commission has reviewed carefully the proposed rule change and finds that it is consistent with the requirements of section 6 of the Act 6 and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.7 In particular, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b)(5) of the Act,8 which requires, among other things, that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See ISE Rule 100(a)(23). 4 See ISE Rule 100(a)(33). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53946 (June 6, 2006), 71 FR 34406 (‘‘Notice’’). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f. 7 In approving this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 2 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Jul 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 general, to protect investors and the public interest. In particular, the Commission believes that the proposed change should help to prevent Non-Customer Orders from automatically trading at prices that are inferior to the NBBO. The Commission also believes that the proposed rule change provides clarity with respect to the handling of Public Customer Orders and Non-Customer Orders when such orders are not automatically executed—Public Customer Orders would be handled by the Primary Market Maker pursuant to ISE Rule 803(c) and Non-Customer Orders would be automatically rejected. The Commission further believes that the proposed change relating to ‘‘fill-orkill’’ orders clarifies for investors and market participants how such orders will be handled by the Exchange. The Commission notes that the Exchange represents that the proposed rule change with respect to the handling of Non-Customer Orders requires the Exchange to implement a systems change that will be implemented by early September 2006. Therefore, this part of the proposed rule change will not be operative until such systems change is implemented.9 It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act,10 that the proposed rule change (SR–ISE–2006–27) is approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11571 Filed 7–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54146; File No. SR–ISE– 2006–39] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to a One-Year Pilot Extension Until July 18, 2007 for the Price Improvement Mechanism July 14, 2006. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 12, 2006, the International Securities Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘ISE’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to extend the Pilot Periods contained in paragraphs .03 and .05 of the Supplemental Material to Exchange Rule 723. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http:// www.iseoptions.com), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The pilot periods provided in paragraphs .03 and .05 of the Supplementary Material to ISE Rule 723 expire on July 18, 2006.5 Paragraph .03 provides that there is no minimum size requirement for orders to be eligible for the Price Improvement Mechanism. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 50819 (December 8, 2004), 69 FR 75093 (December 15, 2004); and 52027 (July 13, 2005), 70 FR 41804 (July 20, 2005). 2 17 Exchange represents in the Notice that it would issue a Regulatory Information Circular notifying members at least five days prior to the operative date of the rule change. 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 11 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). PO 00000 9 The Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 15 E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Release No. 34-54151; File No. SR-ISE-2006-27]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, 
Inc.; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change Relating to 
Automatic Execution of Non-Customer Orders

July 14, 2006.
    On May 15, 2006, the International Securities Exchange, Inc. 
(``ISE'' or ``Exchange''), filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') a proposed rule change pursuant to section 
19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 
19b-4 thereunder,\2\ to amend ISE Rule 714 to provide that incoming 
Non-Customer Orders \3\ would not be automatically executed at prices 
that are inferior to the best bid or offer disseminated by another 
national securities exchange (``NBBO'') and that Non-Customer Orders 
that are not automatically executed would be rejected. The proposed 
rule change also would clarify the handling of Public Customer Orders 
\4\ that are not automatically executed and update the rule text to 
conform with the Exchange's current handling of ``fill-or-kill'' 
orders. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the 
Federal Register on June 14, 2006.\5\ The Commission received no 
comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ See ISE Rule 100(a)(23).
    \4\ See ISE Rule 100(a)(33).
    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53946 (June 6, 
2006), 71 FR 34406 (``Notice'').
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    The Commission has reviewed carefully the proposed rule change and 
finds that it is consistent with the requirements of section 6 of the 
Act \6\ and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a 
national securities exchange.\7\ In particular, the Commission finds 
that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b)(5) of the 
Act,\8\ which requires, among other things, that the rules of an 
exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, 
to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open 
market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect 
investors and the public interest.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \7\ In approving this proposal, the Commission has considered 
the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, competition, and capital 
formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    In particular, the Commission believes that the proposed change 
should help to prevent Non-Customer Orders from automatically trading 
at prices that are inferior to the NBBO. The Commission also believes 
that the proposed rule change provides clarity with respect to the 
handling of Public Customer Orders and Non-Customer Orders when such 
orders are not automatically executed--Public Customer Orders would be 
handled by the Primary Market Maker pursuant to ISE Rule 803(c) and 
Non-Customer Orders would be automatically rejected. The Commission 
further believes that the proposed change relating to ``fill-or-kill'' 
orders clarifies for investors and market participants how such orders 
will be handled by the Exchange.
    The Commission notes that the Exchange represents that the proposed 
rule change with respect to the handling of Non-Customer Orders 
requires the Exchange to implement a systems change that will be 
implemented by early September 2006. Therefore, this part of the 
proposed rule change will not be operative until such systems change is 
implemented.\9\
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    \9\ The Exchange represents in the Notice that it would issue a 
Regulatory Information Circular notifying members at least five days 
prior to the operative date of the rule change.
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    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\10\ that the proposed rule change (SR-ISE-2006-27) is approved.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\11\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
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