Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Add Exchange Rule 531, Trade Nullification and Price Adjustment Procedure, 65445-65447 [2014-26124]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices clearance of the Additional WE Sovereign Contracts will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate 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 Written comments relating to the acceptance of the Additional WE Sovereign Contracts for clearing have not been solicited or received. ICE Clear Europe will notify the Commission of any written comments received by ICE Clear Europe. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period up to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove the proposed rule change or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be 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 rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– ICEEU–2014–18 on the subject line. rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–ICEEU–2014–18. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 ICE Clear Europe and on ICE Clear Europe’s Web site at https:// www.theice.com/notices/ Notices.shtml?regulatoryFilings. 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–ICEEU–2014–18 and should be submitted on or before November 25, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26120 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73463; File No. SR–MIAX– 2014–54] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Add Exchange Rule 531, Trade Nullification and Price Adjustment Procedure October 29, 2014. Pursuant to the provisions of 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 October 20, 2014, Miami International Securities Exchange LLC (‘‘MIAX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65445 which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing a proposal to add Rule 531, Trade Nullification and Price Adjustment Procedure. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/ wotitle/rule_filing, at MIAX’s principal office, 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 Exchange proposes to add Rule 531, Trade Nullification and Price Adjustment Procedure.3 As proposed, Rule 531 will allow for transactions to be nullified if both parties to the transaction agree to the nullification and allow the price of transaction [sic] and authorized by the Exchange.4 The proposal is based upon a recent filing of another options exchange.5 The Exchange proposes to add Rule 531, ‘‘Trade Nullification and Price Adjustment Procedure,’’ which would: (a) Allow for any trades on the Exchange 3 The Exchange notes that this proposal is only intended to be effective until the joint efforts by the exchanges to create uniform trade nullification and adjustment rules are approved and in effect. Once the uniform rule has been approved and is effective, the Exchange will amend its rules appropriately. 4 The Exchange notes that, as proposed, Rule 6.19 [sic] will only apply to trades that were executed on the Exchange and, as such, any orders that were either fully or partially routed to, or executed, on another Exchange will not be subject to the Proposed Rule 531. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72970 (September 3, 2014), 79 FR 53498 (September 9, 2014) (SR–CBOE–2014–066). E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65446 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices to be nullified if both parties to the trade agree to such nullification, and (b) allow for prices of executions to be adjusted if the price adjustment is agreed upon by both parties of the trade and authorized by the Exchange.6 The Exchange is also proposing to add a provision to allow Members to mutually agree to adjust a price of an execution. The Exchange believes this provision is necessary given the benefits of adjusting a trade price rather than nullifying the trade completely. Because options trades are used to hedge transactions in other markets, including securities and futures, many Members, and their customers, would rather adjust prices of executions rather than nullify the transactions and, thus, lose a hedge altogether. As such, the Exchange believes it is in the best interest of investors to allow for price adjustments as well as nullifications. In addition, the Exchange believes it is in the nature of a fair and orderly market to allow for price adjustments rather than only cancellations because an adjustment will result in the least amount of disruption to the overall market. The Exchange also notes that current Exchange Rules allow for prices of trades to be adjusted at the consent of both parties if such transactions are within the current obvious error provisions.7 The Exchange is now proposing to merely allow this practice for any trade. As proposed, Rule 531 expressly states that trades may be subject to nullification or price adjustment only if such trades are authorized by the Exchange. As part of the authorization process, in the case of a mutual 6 See supra note 4. Exchange notes that no changes are being proposed to the procedures for nullification or adjustment of a trade by mutual agreement in the Exchange’s obvious error rules. See MIAX Rule 521(c)(3). MIAX Rule 521(c)(3) provides that the ‘‘determination as to whether a trade was automatically executed at an erroneous price may be made by mutual agreement of the affected parties to a particular transaction within the time periods specified in subparagraphs (e)(1) or (2) [of Rule 531 [sic]] below. A trade may be nullified or adjusted on the terms that all parties to a particular transaction agree. In the absence of mutual agreement by the parties, a particular trade may only be nullified or adjusted when the transaction results from an Obvious Error as provided in this Rule.’’ With the effectiveness of Proposed Rule 531, members will have two options to choose from in order to have the their trades nullified or adjusted by mutual agreement: (i) request under the procedures of MIAX Rule 521(c)(3) including the timeframes in Rule 521(e)(1), (2); or (ii) request under the procedures of Proposed Rule 531 which requires the authorization of the Exchange prior to the nullification or adjustment. The Exchange believes both provisions are complimentary [sic] in that they provide protections in different situations under procedures that are correspondingly appropriate based on the situation in which a nullification or an adjustment is requested. rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 7 The VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 nullification or mutual price adjustment, the Exchange will only authorize if the Exchange received verification from both parties to the trade that a mutual agreement has been made. In addition, prior to an authorization for a mutual price adjustment, the Exchange will ensure the agreed upon price would have been permissible and in compliance with all Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission Rules, as amended, at the time the original transaction was executed.8 Finally, the proposed rule will state that the format and information required by the Exchange for this submission will be released by the Exchange via Regulatory Circular. As such, prior to Rule 531 becoming operative, the Exchange will provide Members with specific requirements via an Exchange Regulatory Circular. The circular will, among other things, state specific timeframes required for requests and the format in which the requests will be accepted by the Exchange. To conclude, the Exchange believes that the proposed changes are in furtherance of the Act because the proposed Rule 531 will allow Members to agree to nullify transactions or adjust prices of transactions to maintain a fair and orderly market. As stated above, the Exchange intends to release a Regulatory Circular to announce the implementation of the Rule and other specifics surrounding the procedures of the implementation. In addition, prior to implementation, the Exchange will ensure it has proper policies and procedures in place to correctly administer the Rule. consistent with the Act as they are designed to promote just and equitable principles and protect investors and the public interest. Because options trades are used to hedge transactions in other markets, including securities and futures, many market participants would rather adjust prices of executions rather than nullify the transactions and, thus, lose a hedge altogether. As such, the Exchange believes it is in the best interest of investors to allow for price adjustments as well as nullifications. In addition, the Exchange believes it is in the nature of a fair and orderly market to allow for price adjustments rather than only cancellations because an adjustment will result in the least amount of disruption to the overall market. Finally, the Exchange does not believe that the proposed changes are unfairly discriminatory because they will be applied to all Members equally. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) 9 of the Act in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) 10 of the Act in particular, in that it 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 facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. More specifically, the Exchange believes that the proposed changes are III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing 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 for 30 days after the date of the filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 11 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 12 thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may 8 For example, the Exchange would ensure that the mutually agreed upon price would not have traded through resting interest at the time of the initial execution. 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. In fact, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will foster competition as it will allow for less overall disruption to the market and encourage participation on the Exchange. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor received. 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 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 Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 12 17 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices 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 to determine whether the proposed rule 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: rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–MIAX–2014–54 on the subject line. Paper Comments: • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–MIAX–2014–54. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–MIAX– 2014–54, and should be submitted on or before November 25, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26124 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73462; File No. SR–BATS– 2014–053] 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 29, 2014. 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 24, 2014, 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 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to amend the fee schedule applicable to Members 3 and non-members of the Exchange pursuant to BATS Rules 15.1(a) and (c). Changes to the fee schedule pursuant to this proposal are 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 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 A Member is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(n). 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65447 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 proposes to modify its fee schedule effective immediately in order to adopt pricing charged by the Exchange for Supplemental Peg Orders and several new routing strategies, as described below. Supplemental Peg Orders The Exchange recently adopted a new order type, the Supplemental Peg Order, which is a non-displayed limit order described in Rule 11.9(c)(19). The Exchange proposes to modify its fee schedule to make clear that standard pricing for all other types of NonDisplayed Liquidity, as defined in the fee schedule, applies to Supplemental Peg Orders. Thus, the Exchange proposes to provide a rebate of $0.0017 per share for all Supplemental Peg Orders executed on the Exchange that add liquidity in securities priced $1.00 and above. As with all orders adding liquidity to the Exchange, Supplemental Peg Orders in securities priced below $1.00 would not receive a liquidity rebate. Routing Strategies The Exchange recently filed a proposed rule change to adopt several new routing options in connection with the Exchange’s technology integration with EDGA Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGA’’) and EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGX’’).4 The Exchange proposes to adopt pricing for the new routing options, as set forth below, and also proposes various structural changes to the fee schedule. First, the Exchange adopted two new routing strategies that are similar to the Exchange’s existing standard best execution routing strategies. Specifically, the Exchange adopted ROUT and ROUX, which are similar to Parallel D and Parallel 2D. Accordingly, the Exchange proposes to charge the same fee for ROUT and ROUX routed executions as it does for Parallel D and 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 73412 (October 23, 2014) (SR–BATS–2014–052), available at http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/bats.shtml. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-73463; File No. SR-MIAX-2014-54]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities 
Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a 
Proposed Rule Change To Add Exchange Rule 531, Trade Nullification and 
Price Adjustment Procedure

October 29, 2014.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 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 October 20, 2014, Miami International 
Securities Exchange LLC (``MIAX'' or ``Exchange'') filed with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') a proposed rule 
change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have 
been prepared by the Exchange. 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).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of the 
Substance of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is filing a proposal to add Rule 531, Trade 
Nullification and Price Adjustment Procedure.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/wotitle/rule_filing, at 
MIAX's principal office, 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 Exchange proposes to add Rule 531, Trade Nullification and 
Price Adjustment Procedure.\3\ As proposed, Rule 531 will allow for 
transactions to be nullified if both parties to the transaction agree 
to the nullification and allow the price of transaction [sic] and 
authorized by the Exchange.\4\ The proposal is based upon a recent 
filing of another options exchange.\5\
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    \3\ The Exchange notes that this proposal is only intended to be 
effective until the joint efforts by the exchanges to create uniform 
trade nullification and adjustment rules are approved and in effect. 
Once the uniform rule has been approved and is effective, the 
Exchange will amend its rules appropriately.
    \4\ The Exchange notes that, as proposed, Rule 6.19 [sic] will 
only apply to trades that were executed on the Exchange and, as 
such, any orders that were either fully or partially routed to, or 
executed, on another Exchange will not be subject to the Proposed 
Rule 531.
    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72970 (September 3, 
2014), 79 FR 53498 (September 9, 2014) (SR-CBOE-2014-066).
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    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 531, ``Trade Nullification and 
Price Adjustment Procedure,'' which would: (a) Allow for any trades on 
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to be nullified if both parties to the trade agree to such 
nullification, and (b) allow for prices of executions to be adjusted if 
the price adjustment is agreed upon by both parties of the trade and 
authorized by the Exchange.\6\
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    The Exchange is also proposing to add a provision to allow Members 
to mutually agree to adjust a price of an execution. The Exchange 
believes this provision is necessary given the benefits of adjusting a 
trade price rather than nullifying the trade completely. Because 
options trades are used to hedge transactions in other markets, 
including securities and futures, many Members, and their customers, 
would rather adjust prices of executions rather than nullify the 
transactions and, thus, lose a hedge altogether. As such, the Exchange 
believes it is in the best interest of investors to allow for price 
adjustments as well as nullifications. In addition, the Exchange 
believes it is in the nature of a fair and orderly market to allow for 
price adjustments rather than only cancellations because an adjustment 
will result in the least amount of disruption to the overall market. 
The Exchange also notes that current Exchange Rules allow for prices of 
trades to be adjusted at the consent of both parties if such 
transactions are within the current obvious error provisions.\7\ The 
Exchange is now proposing to merely allow this practice for any trade.
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    \7\ The Exchange notes that no changes are being proposed to the 
procedures for nullification or adjustment of a trade by mutual 
agreement in the Exchange's obvious error rules. See MIAX Rule 
521(c)(3). MIAX Rule 521(c)(3) provides that the ``determination as 
to whether a trade was automatically executed at an erroneous price 
may be made by mutual agreement of the affected parties to a 
particular transaction within the time periods specified in 
subparagraphs (e)(1) or (2) [of Rule 531 [sic]] below. A trade may 
be nullified or adjusted on the terms that all parties to a 
particular transaction agree. In the absence of mutual agreement by 
the parties, a particular trade may only be nullified or adjusted 
when the transaction results from an Obvious Error as provided in 
this Rule.'' With the effectiveness of Proposed Rule 531, members 
will have two options to choose from in order to have the their 
trades nullified or adjusted by mutual agreement: (i) request under 
the procedures of MIAX Rule 521(c)(3) including the timeframes in 
Rule 521(e)(1), (2); or (ii) request under the procedures of 
Proposed Rule 531 which requires the authorization of the Exchange 
prior to the nullification or adjustment. The Exchange believes both 
provisions are complimentary [sic] in that they provide protections 
in different situations under procedures that are correspondingly 
appropriate based on the situation in which a nullification or an 
adjustment is requested.
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    As proposed, Rule 531 expressly states that trades may be subject 
to nullification or price adjustment only if such trades are authorized 
by the Exchange. As part of the authorization process, in the case of a 
mutual nullification or mutual price adjustment, the Exchange will only 
authorize if the Exchange received verification from both parties to 
the trade that a mutual agreement has been made. In addition, prior to 
an authorization for a mutual price adjustment, the Exchange will 
ensure the agreed upon price would have been permissible and in 
compliance with all Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission 
Rules, as amended, at the time the original transaction was 
executed.\8\ Finally, the proposed rule will state that the format and 
information required by the Exchange for this submission will be 
released by the Exchange via Regulatory Circular. As such, prior to 
Rule 531 becoming operative, the Exchange will provide Members with 
specific requirements via an Exchange Regulatory Circular. The circular 
will, among other things, state specific timeframes required for 
requests and the format in which the requests will be accepted by the 
Exchange.
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    \8\ For example, the Exchange would ensure that the mutually 
agreed upon price would not have traded through resting interest at 
the time of the initial execution.
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    To conclude, the Exchange believes that the proposed changes are in 
furtherance of the Act because the proposed Rule 531 will allow Members 
to agree to nullify transactions or adjust prices of transactions to 
maintain a fair and orderly market. As stated above, the Exchange 
intends to release a Regulatory Circular to announce the implementation 
of the Rule and other specifics surrounding the procedures of the 
implementation. In addition, prior to implementation, the Exchange will 
ensure it has proper policies and procedures in place to correctly 
administer the Rule.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) \9\ of the Act in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) \10\ of the Act in particular, in that it 
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 facilitating 
transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanisms 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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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    More specifically, the Exchange believes that the proposed changes 
are consistent with the Act as they are designed to promote just and 
equitable principles and protect investors and the public interest. 
Because options trades are used to hedge transactions in other markets, 
including securities and futures, many market participants would rather 
adjust prices of executions rather than nullify the transactions and, 
thus, lose a hedge altogether. As such, the Exchange believes it is in 
the best interest of investors to allow for price adjustments as well 
as nullifications. In addition, the Exchange believes it is in the 
nature of a fair and orderly market to allow for price adjustments 
rather than only cancellations because an adjustment will result in the 
least amount of disruption to the overall market. Finally, the Exchange 
does not believe that the proposed changes are unfairly discriminatory 
because they will be applied to all Members equally.

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

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act. In fact, the Exchange believes 
that the proposed rule change will foster competition as it will allow 
for less overall disruption to the market and encourage participation 
on the Exchange.

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

    Written comments were neither solicited nor received.

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

    Because the foregoing 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 for 30 days after the date of the filing, or such 
shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective 
pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \11\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \12\ 
thereunder.
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \12\ 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 Exchange has satisfied this requirement.
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
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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 to determine whether the 
proposed rule 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 rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-MIAX-2014-54 on the subject line.

Paper Comments:

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-MIAX-2014-54. 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-MIAX-2014-54, and should be 
submitted on or before November 25, 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).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-26124 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
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