Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Revenue Sharing Program With Correlix, Inc., 13691-13692 [2011-5720]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2011 / Notices change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–CBOE–2011–019 on the subject line. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64052; File No. SR–C2– 2011–010] Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Revenue Sharing Program With Correlix, Inc. March 8, 2011. Paper Comments mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the • Send paper comments in triplicate ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, notice is hereby given that, on March 1, Securities and Exchange Commission, 2011, C2 Options Exchange, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC Incorporated (‘‘C2’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) 20549–1090. filed with the Securities and Exchange All submissions should refer to File Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the Number SR–CBOE–2011–019. This file proposed rule change as described in number should be included on the Items I and II below, which Items have subject line if e-mail is used. To help the been prepared by C2. The Commission Commission process and review your is publishing this notice to solicit comments more efficiently, please use comments on the proposed rule change only one method. The Commission will from interested persons. post all comments on the Commission’s I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ Statement of the Terms of Substance of rules/sro/shtml). Copies of the the Proposed Rule Change submission, all subsequent C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated amendments, all written statements (‘‘C2’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) proposes to with respect to the proposed rule establish a revenue sharing program change that are filed with the with Correlix, Inc. The text of the Commission, and all written proposed rule change is available on the communications relating to the Exchange’s Web site (http:// proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than www.cboe.org/legal), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary and at the those that may be withheld from the Commission. public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s available for website viewing and Statement of the Purpose of, and printing in the Commission’s Public Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Change Washington, DC 20549, on official In its filing with the Commission, C2 business days between the hours of 10 included statements concerning the a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing purpose of and basis for the proposed will also be available for inspection and rule change and discussed any copying at the principal office of the comments it received on the proposed Exchange. All comments received will rule change. The text of these statements be posted without change; the may be examined at the places specified Commission does not edit personal in Item IV below. C2 has prepared identifying information from summaries, set forth in sections A, B, submissions. You should submit only and C below, of the most significant information that you wish to make aspects of such statements. available publicly. All submissions A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s should refer to File No. SR–CBOE– Statement of the Purpose of, and 2011–019 and should be submitted on Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule or before April 4, 2011. Change For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–5761 Filed 3–11–11; 8:45 am] 1. Purpose The Exchange is filing a proposed rule change to establish a revenue sharing program with Correlix. The Exchange has entered into an agreement with BILLING CODE 8011–01–P U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Mar 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Correlix to provide to users of the Exchange real-time analytical tools to measure the latency of orders to and from its systems. Under the agreement, the Exchange will receive 30% of the total monthly subscription fees received by Correlix from parties who have contracted directly with Correlix to use their RaceTeam latency measurement service for the Exchange’s systems. The Exchange will not bill or contract with any Correlix RaceTeam customer directly. Pricing for the Correlix RaceTeam product for the Exchange varies depending on the number of unique acronyms and logons selected by the customer for monitoring by Correlix. For the Exchange, the fee will be an initial $1,500 monthly base fee for the first unique acronym monitored. For each additional unique acronym sought to be monitored, an additional monthly charge of $1,500 will be assessed. The monthly price for each unique acronym includes the monitoring of up to 25 Exchange logons associated with that particular acronym. Customers that wish to exceed 25 logons per-acronym for monitoring can purchase additional 25 logon blocks for an additional fee of $750 per month per acronym. Under the program, Correlix will see an individualized unique Exchangegenerated identifier that will allow Correlix RaceTeam to determine round trip order time,3 from the time the order reaches the Exchange extranet, through the Exchange matching engine, and back out of the Exchange extranet. The RaceTeam product offering does not measure latency outside of the Exchange extranet. The unique identifier serves as a technological information barrier so that the RaceTeam data collector will only be able to view data for Correlix RaceTeam subscriber firms related to latency. Correlix will not see subscriber’s individual order detail such as security, price or size. Individual RaceTeam subscribers’ logins will restrict access to only their own latency data. Correlix will see no specific information regarding the trading activity of non-subscribers. The Exchange believes that the above arrangement will provide users of its systems greater transparency into the processing of their trading activity and allow them to make more efficient trading decisions. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with 3 The product measures latency of orders whether the orders are rejected, executed or partially executed. 1 15 9 17 13691 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13692 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2011 / Notices the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),4 in general, and with Section 6(b)(5) 5 of the Act in particular, in that the proposal is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, 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. In particular, the proposal will provide greater transparency into trade and information processing and thus allow market participants to make better informed and more efficient trading decisions. In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act in general, and with Section 6(b)(4) 6 of the Act in particular, in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among C2 Trading Permit Holders and other persons using any facility or system which the Exchange operates or controls. In particular, the Exchange notes that the use of Correlix latency measurement services is entirely voluntary and made available on a nondiscriminatory basis. In addition, the Exchange believes the proposed fees are equitable and reasonable in that they are charged uniformly to all market participants and are comparable to the fees charged by Correlix in connection with its revenue sharing programs with other exchanges. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition C2 does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of purposes of the Act. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. 4 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78(f)(b)(5). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 5 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Mar 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 7 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.8 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–C2–2011–010 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–C2–2011–010. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Commission notes that the Exchange satisfied this five-day pre-filing requirement. 8 17 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–C2– 2011–010 and should be submitted on or before April 4, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–5720 Filed 3–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64051; File No. SR–CBOE– 2011–023] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Revenue Sharing Program With Correlix, Inc. March 8, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that, on March 1, 2011, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 9 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13691-13692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64052; File No. SR-C2-2011-010]


 Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, 
Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed 
Rule Change To Establish a Revenue Sharing Program With Correlix, Inc.

March 8, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that, on March 1, 2011, C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (``C2'' or 
the ``Exchange'') 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 C2. The Commission is 
publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change 
from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (``C2'' or ``Exchange'') proposes 
to establish a revenue sharing program with Correlix, Inc. The text of 
the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site 
(http://www.cboe.org/legal), at the Exchange's Office of the Secretary 
and at the Commission.

II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, C2 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. C2 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 Exchange is filing a proposed rule change to establish a 
revenue sharing program with Correlix. The Exchange has entered into an 
agreement with Correlix to provide to users of the Exchange real-time 
analytical tools to measure the latency of orders to and from its 
systems. Under the agreement, the Exchange will receive 30% of the 
total monthly subscription fees received by Correlix from parties who 
have contracted directly with Correlix to use their RaceTeam latency 
measurement service for the Exchange's systems. The Exchange will not 
bill or contract with any Correlix RaceTeam customer directly.
    Pricing for the Correlix RaceTeam product for the Exchange varies 
depending on the number of unique acronyms and logons selected by the 
customer for monitoring by Correlix. For the Exchange, the fee will be 
an initial $1,500 monthly base fee for the first unique acronym 
monitored. For each additional unique acronym sought to be monitored, 
an additional monthly charge of $1,500 will be assessed. The monthly 
price for each unique acronym includes the monitoring of up to 25 
Exchange logons associated with that particular acronym. Customers that 
wish to exceed 25 logons per-acronym for monitoring can purchase 
additional 25 logon blocks for an additional fee of $750 per month per 
acronym.
    Under the program, Correlix will see an individualized unique 
Exchange-generated identifier that will allow Correlix RaceTeam to 
determine round trip order time,\3\ from the time the order reaches the 
Exchange extranet, through the Exchange matching engine, and back out 
of the Exchange extranet. The RaceTeam product offering does not 
measure latency outside of the Exchange extranet. The unique identifier 
serves as a technological information barrier so that the RaceTeam data 
collector will only be able to view data for Correlix RaceTeam 
subscriber firms related to latency. Correlix will not see subscriber's 
individual order detail such as security, price or size. Individual 
RaceTeam subscribers' logins will restrict access to only their own 
latency data. Correlix will see no specific information regarding the 
trading activity of non-subscribers. The Exchange believes that the 
above arrangement will provide users of its systems greater 
transparency into the processing of their trading activity and allow 
them to make more efficient trading decisions.
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    \3\ The product measures latency of orders whether the orders 
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with

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the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act''),\4\ in 
general, and with Section 6(b)(5) \5\ of the Act in particular, in that 
the proposal is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts 
and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to 
foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, 
clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and 
facilitating transactions in securities, 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. 
In particular, the proposal will provide greater transparency into 
trade and information processing and thus allow market participants to 
make better informed and more efficient trading decisions.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78(f)(b)(5).
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    In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is 
consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act in general, and 
with Section 6(b)(4) \6\ of the Act in particular, in that it provides 
for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges 
among C2 Trading Permit Holders and other persons using any facility or 
system which the Exchange operates or controls. In particular, the 
Exchange notes that the use of Correlix latency measurement services is 
entirely voluntary and made available on a non-discriminatory basis. In 
addition, the Exchange believes the proposed fees are equitable and 
reasonable in that they are charged uniformly to all market 
participants and are comparable to the fees charged by Correlix in 
connection with its revenue sharing programs with other exchanges.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    C2 does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any 
burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of purposes of the Act.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the 
proposed rule change.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \7\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\8\ 
Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the 
protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any 
significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 
30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as 
the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of 
investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at 
least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed 
rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 
The Commission notes that the Exchange satisfied this five-day pre-
filing requirement.
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-C2-2011-010 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-C2-2011-010. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To 
help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, 
please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on 
the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all 
written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are 
filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to 
the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other 
than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the 
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and 
printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 
a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for 
inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All 
submissions should refer to File Number SR-C2-2011-010 and should be 
submitted on or before April 4, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-5720 Filed 3-11-11; 8:45 am]
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