Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Settlement Procedures Regarding a CME Cleared OTC FX Spot, Forward and Swap Contract, 60221-60223 [2014-23699]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices interest to provide the depth and liquidity necessary to promote fair and orderly markets. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule changes will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purpose of the Act. The proposed rule changes will expand the competition for the listing of equity securities of operating companies as they will enable the NYSE to compete for the listing of companies that are currently not qualified for listing on the NYSE but are qualified to list on other national securities exchanges. 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 13 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.14 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.15 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 16 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii),17 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the 13 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 15 In addition, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the Exchange’s intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and text of 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 Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 16 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 17 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 protection of investors and the public interest. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 18 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. 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 email to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSE–2014–52 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NSYE–2014–52. 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 18 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60221 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–NYSE– 2014–52 and should be submitted on or before October 27, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–23702 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73258; File No. SR–CME– 2014–38] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Settlement Procedures Regarding a CME Cleared OTC FX Spot, Forward and Swap Contract September 30, 2014. 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 September 22, 2014, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (‘‘CME’’) 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 primarily by CME. CME filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(4)(ii) 4 thereunder, so that the proposal was 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 CME is filing proposed rule changes that are limited to its business as a derivatives clearing organization. More specifically, the proposed rule change 19 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4)(ii). 1 15 E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 60222 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices contains amendments to certain aspects of CME’s settlement procedures for one of CME’s Cleared Over-the-Counter Foreign Exchange Spot, Forward and Swap Contracts. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, CME 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. CME has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of these statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change CME is registered as a DCO with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and offers clearing services for many different futures and swaps products. The proposed rule change that is the subject of this filing is limited to CME’s business as a DCO offering clearing services for CFTC-regulated swaps products. CME currently offers clearing services for cleared-only OTC FX contracts on a number of different currency pairs. These CME Cleared OTC FX Spot, Forward and Swap Contracts are non-deliverable foreign currency forward contracts and, as such, are considered to be ‘‘swaps’’ under applicable regulatory definitions.5 CME proposes to make amendments to one of these contracts. The proposed amendments would affect CME Rule 279H.02.A (‘‘Day of Cash Settlement’’) of Chapter 279H— Cleared OTC U.S. Dollar/Indian Rupee (USD/INR) Spot, Forwards and Swaps (Commodity Code: USDINR). More specifically, CME is proposing to update Rule 279H.02.A with this filing to reflect the amended time that the Reserve Bank of India will publish the spot exchange rate. There is currently no open interest in this contract. The changes that are described in this filing are limited to CME’s business as a DCO clearing products under the exclusive jurisdiction of the CFTC and do not materially impact CME’s 5 See Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission Joint Final Rule Defining ‘‘Swap,’’ ‘‘Security-Based Swap,’’ and ‘‘Security-Based Swap Agreement;’’ Mixed Swaps; Security-Based Swap Agreement Recordkeeping; Final Rule, 77 FR 48207, 48255 (Aug. 13, 2012). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 security-based swap clearing business in any way. The changes will be effective on filing. CME notes that it has also certified the proposed rule change that is the subject of this filing to its primary regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’), in a separate filing, CME Submission No. 14–388. The text of the CME proposed rule amendments is attached, with additions underlined and deletions in brackets. CME believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Exchange Act including Section 17A of the Exchange Act.6 CME is updating its rules to reflect new practices by the Reserve Bank of India, that is, changes to when the relevant spot exchange rate is published. Conforming to these changes will benefit market participants clearing OTC FX swaps contracts with CME and, as such, should be seen to be designed to promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions and, to the extent applicable, derivatives agreements, contracts, and transactions, to assure the safeguarding of securities and funds which are in the custody or control of the clearing agency or for which it is responsible, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest consistent with Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Exchange Act.7 Furthermore, the proposed changes are limited in their effect to products offered under CME’s authority to act as a DCO. The products that are the subject of this filing are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the CFTC. As such, the proposed CME changes are limited to CME’s activities as a DCO clearing swaps that are not security-based swaps, futures that are not security futures and forwards that are not security forwards. CME notes that the policies of the CFTC with respect to administering the Commodity Exchange Act are comparable to a number of the policies underlying the Exchange Act, such as promoting market transparency for overthe-counter derivatives markets, promoting the prompt and accurate clearance of transactions and protecting investors and the public interest. Because the proposed changes are limited in their effect to OTC FX products offered under CME’s authority to act as a DCO, the proposed changes are properly classified as effecting a change in an existing service of CME that: (a) Primarily affects the clearing operations of CME with respect to 6 15 7 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78q–1. U.S.C. 78q–1(b)(3)(F). Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 products that are not securities, including futures that are not security futures, swaps that are not securitybased swaps or mixed swaps, and forwards that are not security forwards; and (b) does not significantly affect any securities clearing operations of CME or any rights or obligations of CME with respect to securities clearing or persons using such securities-clearing service. As such, the changes are therefore consistent with the requirements of Section 17A of the Exchange Act 8 and are properly filed under Section 19(b)(3)(A) 9 and Rule 19b–4(f)(4)(ii) 10 thereunder. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CME does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact, or impose any burden, on competition. The amendments would update CME rules to reflect the amended time when the Reserve Bank of India publishes the relevant spot exchange rate. Therefore, the changes merely conform CME’s contracts and practices to relevant international standards. Further, the changes are limited to CME’s derivatives clearing business and, as such, do not affect the security-based swap clearing activities of CME in any way and therefore would not impose any burden on competition that is inappropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others CME has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments regarding this proposed rule change. CME has not received any unsolicited written comments from interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 11 of the Act and Rule 19b– 4(f)(4)(ii) 12 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, 8 15 U.S.C. 78q–1. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4)(ii). 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4)(ii). 9 15 E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Number SR– CME–2014–38 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CME–2014–38. 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 filings will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of CME and on CME’s Web site at http://www.cmegroup.com/marketregulation/rule-filings.html. 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–CME–2014–38 and should be submitted on or before October 27, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–23699 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73267; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2014–108] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Exchange Rule 6.1A To Codify the Terms Complex BBO and Complex NBBO and To Amend Rule 6.62(y) To Revise the Definition of a PNP Plus Order September 30, 2014. 19(b)(1) 1 Pursuant to Section of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on September 17, 2014, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. 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 amend Exchange Rule 6.1A to codify the terms Complex BBO and Complex NBBO and to amend Rule 6.62(y) to revise the definition of a PNP Plus order. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization 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 those statements may be examined at 1 15 U.S.C.78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60223 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 the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 6.1A to adopt definitions for the terms Complex BBO and Complex NBBO. Additionally, the Exchange proposes to amend Rule 6.62(y) by revising the definition of PNP Plus orders, to specify that the order type is available solely for Electronic Complex Orders,4 and to describe the processing of an Electronic Complex Order designated as PNP Plus. Complex BBO and Complex NBBO The term BBO is defined in Exchange Rule 6.1A(a)(2) as the best bid or offer on OX,5 and the term NBBO is defined in Exchange Rule 6.1A(a)(11) as the national best bid or offer. In both cases the best bid and offer represents the best price available in an individual option series as disseminated by either the Exchange (in the case of the BBO) or the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) (in the case of the NBBO). Unlike bids and offers for each individual option series, derived bids and offers for Complex Orders are not disseminated by either the Exchange or OPRA. Even though there is not a published bid or offer for every complex order strategy, there are situations where it is necessary to derive a (theoretical) bid or offer for a particular strategy.6 In order to derive the best bid or best offer for a given complex order strategy the Exchange takes the best bid and best offer in the individual leg markets comprising the complex order strategy, that when aggregated create either a derived Complex BBO or derived Complex NBBO for that same strategy. The Exchange uses the best quotes available on the Exchange in each component series (as shown in OX) to create the Complex BBO and the best quotes available nationally in each component series (as disseminated by 4 See Rule 6.91. is the Exchange’s electronic order delivery, execution and reporting system for options through which orders and quotes are consolidated for execution and/or display. See Rule 6.1A(a)(13). 6 For example, the Complex Matching Engine utilizes a Complex NBBO when establishing the acceptable price range applicable to the opening auction process for Electronic Complex Orders. See Rule 6.91(a)(2)(i)(B). 5 OX E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-73258; File No. SR-CME-2014-38]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to 
Settlement Procedures Regarding a CME Cleared OTC FX Spot, Forward and 
Swap Contract

September 30, 2014.
    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 September 22, 2014, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (``CME'') 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 primarily by CME. CME filed the proposal 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,\3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(4)(ii) 
\4\ thereunder, so that the proposal was 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).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(4)(ii).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    CME is filing proposed rule changes that are limited to its 
business as a derivatives clearing organization. More specifically, the 
proposed rule change

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contains amendments to certain aspects of CME's settlement procedures 
for one of CME's Cleared Over-the-Counter Foreign Exchange Spot, 
Forward and Swap Contracts.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, CME 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. CME has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, 
and C below, of the most significant aspects of these statements.

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

    CME is registered as a DCO with the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission and offers clearing services for many different futures and 
swaps products. The proposed rule change that is the subject of this 
filing is limited to CME's business as a DCO offering clearing services 
for CFTC-regulated swaps products. CME currently offers clearing 
services for cleared-only OTC FX contracts on a number of different 
currency pairs. These CME Cleared OTC FX Spot, Forward and Swap 
Contracts are non-deliverable foreign currency forward contracts and, 
as such, are considered to be ``swaps'' under applicable regulatory 
definitions.\5\ CME proposes to make amendments to one of these 
contracts.
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    \5\ See Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and 
Exchange Commission Joint Final Rule Defining ``Swap,'' ``Security-
Based Swap,'' and ``Security-Based Swap Agreement;'' Mixed Swaps; 
Security-Based Swap Agreement Recordkeeping; Final Rule, 77 FR 
48207, 48255 (Aug. 13, 2012).
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    The proposed amendments would affect CME Rule 279H.02.A (``Day of 
Cash Settlement'') of Chapter 279H--Cleared OTC U.S. Dollar/Indian 
Rupee (USD/INR) Spot, Forwards and Swaps (Commodity Code: USDINR). More 
specifically, CME is proposing to update Rule 279H.02.A with this 
filing to reflect the amended time that the Reserve Bank of India will 
publish the spot exchange rate. There is currently no open interest in 
this contract.
    The changes that are described in this filing are limited to CME's 
business as a DCO clearing products under the exclusive jurisdiction of 
the CFTC and do not materially impact CME's security-based swap 
clearing business in any way. The changes will be effective on filing. 
CME notes that it has also certified the proposed rule change that is 
the subject of this filing to its primary regulator, the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC''), in a separate filing, CME 
Submission No. 14-388. The text of the CME proposed rule amendments is 
attached, with additions underlined and deletions in brackets.
    CME believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
requirements of the Exchange Act including Section 17A of the Exchange 
Act.\6\ CME is updating its rules to reflect new practices by the 
Reserve Bank of India, that is, changes to when the relevant spot 
exchange rate is published. Conforming to these changes will benefit 
market participants clearing OTC FX swaps contracts with CME and, as 
such, should be seen to be designed to promote the prompt and accurate 
clearance and settlement of securities transactions and, to the extent 
applicable, derivatives agreements, contracts, and transactions, to 
assure the safeguarding of securities and funds which are in the 
custody or control of the clearing agency or for which it is 
responsible, and, in general, to protect investors and the public 
interest consistent with Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Exchange Act.\7\
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78q-1.
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    Furthermore, the proposed changes are limited in their effect to 
products offered under CME's authority to act as a DCO. The products 
that are the subject of this filing are under the exclusive 
jurisdiction of the CFTC. As such, the proposed CME changes are limited 
to CME's activities as a DCO clearing swaps that are not security-based 
swaps, futures that are not security futures and forwards that are not 
security forwards. CME notes that the policies of the CFTC with respect 
to administering the Commodity Exchange Act are comparable to a number 
of the policies underlying the Exchange Act, such as promoting market 
transparency for over-the-counter derivatives markets, promoting the 
prompt and accurate clearance of transactions and protecting investors 
and the public interest.
    Because the proposed changes are limited in their effect to OTC FX 
products offered under CME's authority to act as a DCO, the proposed 
changes are properly classified as effecting a change in an existing 
service of CME that:
    (a) Primarily affects the clearing operations of CME with respect 
to products that are not securities, including futures that are not 
security futures, swaps that are not security-based swaps or mixed 
swaps, and forwards that are not security forwards; and
    (b) does not significantly affect any securities clearing 
operations of CME or any rights or obligations of CME with respect to 
securities clearing or persons using such securities-clearing service.
    As such, the changes are therefore consistent with the requirements 
of Section 17A of the Exchange Act \8\ and are properly filed under 
Section 19(b)(3)(A) \9\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(4)(ii) \10\ thereunder.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78q-1.
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    CME does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any 
impact, or impose any burden, on competition. The amendments would 
update CME rules to reflect the amended time when the Reserve Bank of 
India publishes the relevant spot exchange rate. Therefore, the changes 
merely conform CME's contracts and practices to relevant international 
standards. Further, the changes are limited to CME's derivatives 
clearing business and, as such, do not affect the security-based swap 
clearing activities of CME in any way and therefore would not impose 
any burden on competition that is inappropriate in furtherance of the 
purposes of the Act.

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

    CME has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments 
regarding this proposed rule change. CME has not received any 
unsolicited written comments from interested parties.

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

    The foregoing rule change has become effective upon filing pursuant 
to Section 19(b)(3)(A) \11\ of the Act and Rule 19b-4(f)(4)(ii) \12\ 
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,

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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
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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 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 email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-CME-2014-38 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-CME-2014-38. 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 filings will also be available 
for inspection and copying at the principal office of CME and on CME's 
Web site at http://www.cmegroup.com/market-regulation/rule-filings.html.
    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-CME-2014-38 
and should be submitted on or before October 27, 2014.
    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\13\
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    \13\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
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