Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Fees for Use of BATS Exchange, Inc., 62921-62922 [2013-24677]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices 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–NYSEMKT–2013–80. This file number should be included on the subject line if email 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 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such 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– NYSEMKT–2013–80, and should be submitted on or before November 12, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–24666 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] [Release No. 34–70687; File No. SR–BATS– 2013–055] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Fees for Use of BATS Exchange, Inc. October 15, 2013. 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 October 1, 2013, BATS Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BATS’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 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 filed a proposal to amend the fee schedule applicable to Members 5 and non-members of the Exchange pursuant to BATS Rules 15.1(a) and (c). Changes to the fee schedule pursuant to this proposal will be effective upon filing. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, 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 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 A Member is any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange. 2 17 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00339 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62921 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 parts 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 recently filed a proposal to establish a revenue sharing program with Interactive Data Corporation, acting by and through its division, Interactive Desktop Solutions, and its subsidiary, Interactive Data Online Properties, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘IDC’’), whereby the Exchange will make available, through IDC, private labeled versions of IDC’s Market-Q and LiveCharts products.6 In this proposal, the Exchange proposes to modify its fee schedule applicable to use of the Exchange effective October 1, 2013, in order to establish fees for these products. Pursuant to a revenue sharing agreement between IDC and the Exchange, the private labeled products will be marketed by the Exchange by featuring and advertising them on the Exchange’s Web site. Market–Q will be marketed under the private label name ‘‘BATS Investor Pro’’ and LiveCharts will be marketed under the private label name ‘‘BATS Investor RT’’ (BATS Investor Pro and BATS Investor RT, collectively, the ‘‘Private Labeled Products’’). Under the agreement, IDC determines the price schedule for the Private Labeled Products, and has the right to change the price schedule at any time in its sole discretion upon prior notice to BATS; provided, however, that such changes to the price schedule will not become effective unless and until the applicable fees set forth in the price schedule have been filed with and/or approved by the Commission through a proposed rule change submitted by the Exchange in accordance with the Act. The current price schedule charges subscribers a $125 monthly fee for BATS Investor Pro and a $24.95 monthly fee for BATS Investor RT. Subscribers of BATS Investor Pro and BATS Investor RT may, for an additional fee, supplement their subscriptions to include market data in addition to Exchange data. This fee is not included as part of the Exchange’s revenue sharing program with IDC. As 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70264 (August 27, 2013), 78 FR 54338 (September 3, 2013) (SR–BATS–2013–045). E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 62922 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER indicated above, should IDC determine to change the fees for the Private Labeled Products, the Exchange will submit a proposed rule change with the Commission in order to reflect those fee changes. Under the agreement, the Exchange will receive 25% of the total monthly subscription fees received by IDC from parties who have registered to use the Private Labeled Products and who first subscribe as a result of the Exchange’s marketing activities under the agreement, less certain fees and taxes. IDC will operate and maintain the Private Labeled Products and will provide first line technical support, accounting and contract administration services for the Private Labeled Products. The Exchange will not bill or contract with any subscriber directly. The Exchange is not proposing any other changes to its market data fees at this time. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, in particular, with the requirements of Section 6 of the Act.7 Specifically, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,8 in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among members and other persons using any facility or system which the Exchange operates or controls. In particular, the Exchange will make the Private Labeled Products uniformly available pursuant to a standard nondiscriminatory price schedule offered by IDC. The Exchange also believes that the proposed fees for the Private Labeled Products described herein are reasonable in light of the benefits to data recipients. Further, the Exchange notes that these products are completely optional in that no consumer is required to purchase any of them and only those consumers that deem such products to be of sufficient overall value and usefulness will purchase them. To the extent consumers do purchase the Private Labeled Products, the revenue generated will offset the Exchange’s fixed costs of operating and regulating its trading platforms, including the continued operation of data feeds that will supply data to be used in the Private Labeled Products. It will also help the Exchange cover its costs in developing and running that platform, as well as ongoing infrastructure costs. consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended. To the contrary, the Exchange believes that this proposal will promote competition through the offering of optional, additional market data products to similar market data products being offered by IDC containing data from other exchanges and market centers. In addition, the Exchange believes that the fees for these products (and, in turn, the Exchange’s revenue share) are constrained by such competitive market data products offered by IDC, as well as other market data vendors. Lastly, the revenue sharing program is not exclusive as between the Exchange and IDC. Any recipient of BATS data feeds is permitted to redistribute such data, whether through a revenue sharing arrangement with BATS or otherwise, or provide products and services similar to those being offered by IDC, provided that such recipient (including IDC) has entered into the required contractual arrangements with the Exchange. Electronic Comments C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 9 and paragraph (f) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.10 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 proposal is • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File No. SR– BATS–2013–055 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 No. SR–BATS–2013–055. This file number should be included on the subject line if email 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 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing will also 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 No. SR–BATS– 2013–055 and should be submitted on or before November 12, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–24677 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 7 15 U.S.C. 78f. 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f). Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00340 Fmt 4703 11 17 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-70687; File No. SR-BATS-2013-055]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to 
Fees for Use of BATS Exchange, Inc.

October 15, 2013.
    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 October 1, 2013, BATS Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or 
``BATS'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II 
and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The 
Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or 
changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange 
under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) 
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.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange filed a proposal to amend the fee schedule applicable 
to Members \5\ and non-members of the Exchange pursuant to BATS Rules 
15.1(a) and (c). Changes to the fee schedule pursuant to this proposal 
will be effective upon filing.
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    \5\ A Member is any registered broker or dealer that has been 
admitted to membership in the Exchange.
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    The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the 
Exchange, 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 parts 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 recently filed a proposal to establish a revenue 
sharing program with Interactive Data Corporation, acting by and 
through its division, Interactive Desktop Solutions, and its 
subsidiary, Interactive Data Online Properties, Inc. (collectively, 
``IDC''), whereby the Exchange will make available, through IDC, 
private labeled versions of IDC's Market-Q and LiveCharts products.\6\ 
In this proposal, the Exchange proposes to modify its fee schedule 
applicable to use of the Exchange effective October 1, 2013, in order 
to establish fees for these products.
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    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70264 (August 27, 
2013), 78 FR 54338 (September 3, 2013) (SR-BATS-2013-045).
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    Pursuant to a revenue sharing agreement between IDC and the 
Exchange, the private labeled products will be marketed by the Exchange 
by featuring and advertising them on the Exchange's Web site. Market-Q 
will be marketed under the private label name ``BATS Investor Pro'' and 
LiveCharts will be marketed under the private label name ``BATS 
Investor RT'' (BATS Investor Pro and BATS Investor RT, collectively, 
the ``Private Labeled Products'').
    Under the agreement, IDC determines the price schedule for the 
Private Labeled Products, and has the right to change the price 
schedule at any time in its sole discretion upon prior notice to BATS; 
provided, however, that such changes to the price schedule will not 
become effective unless and until the applicable fees set forth in the 
price schedule have been filed with and/or approved by the Commission 
through a proposed rule change submitted by the Exchange in accordance 
with the Act.
    The current price schedule charges subscribers a $125 monthly fee 
for BATS Investor Pro and a $24.95 monthly fee for BATS Investor RT. 
Subscribers of BATS Investor Pro and BATS Investor RT may, for an 
additional fee, supplement their subscriptions to include market data 
in addition to Exchange data. This fee is not included as part of the 
Exchange's revenue sharing program with IDC. As

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indicated above, should IDC determine to change the fees for the 
Private Labeled Products, the Exchange will submit a proposed rule 
change with the Commission in order to reflect those fee changes.
    Under the agreement, the Exchange will receive 25% of the total 
monthly subscription fees received by IDC from parties who have 
registered to use the Private Labeled Products and who first subscribe 
as a result of the Exchange's marketing activities under the agreement, 
less certain fees and taxes. IDC will operate and maintain the Private 
Labeled Products and will provide first line technical support, 
accounting and contract administration services for the Private Labeled 
Products. The Exchange will not bill or contract with any subscriber 
directly.
    The Exchange is not proposing any other changes to its market data 
fees at this time.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations 
thereunder that are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, 
in particular, with the requirements of Section 6 of the Act.\7\ 
Specifically, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is 
consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,\8\ in that it provides for 
the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges 
among members and other persons using any facility or system which the 
Exchange operates or controls.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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    In particular, the Exchange will make the Private Labeled Products 
uniformly available pursuant to a standard non-discriminatory price 
schedule offered by IDC. The Exchange also believes that the proposed 
fees for the Private Labeled Products described herein are reasonable 
in light of the benefits to data recipients.
    Further, the Exchange notes that these products are completely 
optional in that no consumer is required to purchase any of them and 
only those consumers that deem such products to be of sufficient 
overall value and usefulness will purchase them. To the extent 
consumers do purchase the Private Labeled Products, the revenue 
generated will offset the Exchange's fixed costs of operating and 
regulating its trading platforms, including the continued operation of 
data feeds that will supply data to be used in the Private Labeled 
Products. It will also help the Exchange cover its costs in developing 
and running that platform, as well as ongoing infrastructure costs.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or 
appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended. To 
the contrary, the Exchange believes that this proposal will promote 
competition through the offering of optional, additional market data 
products to similar market data products being offered by IDC 
containing data from other exchanges and market centers. In addition, 
the Exchange believes that the fees for these products (and, in turn, 
the Exchange's revenue share) are constrained by such competitive 
market data products offered by IDC, as well as other market data 
vendors.
    Lastly, the revenue sharing program is not exclusive as between the 
Exchange and IDC. Any recipient of BATS data feeds is permitted to 
redistribute such data, whether through a revenue sharing arrangement 
with BATS or otherwise, or provide products and services similar to 
those being offered by IDC, provided that such recipient (including 
IDC) has entered into the required contractual arrangements with the 
Exchange.

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

    The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on 
the proposed rule change.

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

    The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \9\ and paragraph (f) of Rule 19b-4 
thereunder.\10\ 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.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f).
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposal 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 email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File No. SR-BATS-2013-055 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 No. SR-BATS-2013-055. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if email 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 
10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing will also 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 No. SR-BATS-2013-055 and should be 
submitted on or before November 12, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\11\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
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