ALPS ETMF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application, 50349-50350 [2015-20409]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES change, Clearstream Banking would be permitted to act as a triparty collateral service provider for initial or original margin in respect of any product category, including the CDS product category. (The other currently authorized triparty collateral service provider, Euroclear Bank, is similarly eligible to act as such for any product category.) A correction would also be made in paragraph 3.20 to provide that the specified instruction deadlines apply to triparty collateral arrangements with both Euroclear Bank and Clearstream Banking. III. Discussion and Commission Findings Section 19(b)(2)(C) of the Act 5 directs the Commission to approve a proposed rule change of a self-regulatory organization if the Commission finds that such proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to such selfregulatory organization. Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act 6 requires, among other things, that the rules of a clearing agency are designed to promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions and, to the extent applicable, derivative agreements, contracts, and transactions and assure the safeguarding of securities and funds which are in the custody or control of the clearing agency or for which it is responsible. The Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 17A of the Act 7 and the rules thereunder applicable to ICE Clear Europe. The proposed rule change will provide Clearing Members with the option to use Clearstream Banking as a triparty collateral service provider with respect to initial and original margin for the CDS (and FX) product categories. According to ICE Clear Europe, the proposed rule change does not otherwise change the substantive terms of the service. Based on ICE Clear Europe’s representation regarding its experience with Clearstream Banking as triparty collateral service provider with respect to original margin for the F&O product category, the use of Clearstream Banking can be appropriately extended to other product categories. As such, the Commission believes that the proposed rule change would allow ICE Clear Europe’s Clearing Members to use an additional triparty collateral service provider that offers appropriate safeguarding of securities and funds 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(C). U.S.C. 78q–1(b)(3)(F). 7 15 U.S.C. 78q–1. 6 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 while maintaining ICE Clear Europe’s ability to access initial margin when appropriate. The Commission therefore finds that the proposed rule change is designed to promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions and, to the extent applicable, derivative agreements, contracts, and transactions and 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, in accordance with section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act.8 IV. Conclusion On the basis of the foregoing, the Commission finds that the proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and in particular with the requirements of section 17A of the Act 9 and the rules and regulations thereunder. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act,10 that the proposed rule change (File No. SR– ICEEU–2015–009) be, and hereby is, approved.11 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20420 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 31759; 812–14517] ALPS ETMF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application August 13, 2015. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. AGENCY: 8 15 U.S.C. 78q–1(b)(3)(F). U.S.C. 78q–1. 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 11 In approving the proposed rule change, the Commission considered the proposal’s impact on efficiency, competition and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 9 15 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50349 ALPS ETMF Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’), ALPS Advisors, Inc. (the ‘‘Adviser’’) and ALPS Distributors, Inc., and ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. (each, a ‘‘Distributor’’). SUMMARY: Applicants request an order (‘‘Order’’) that permits: (a) Actively managed series of certain open-end management investment companies to issue shares (‘‘Shares’’) redeemable in large aggregations only (‘‘Creation Units’’); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at the next-determined net asset value plus or minus a market-determined premium or discount that may vary during the trading day; (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days from the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares; and (f) certain series to create and redeem Shares in kind in a master-feeder structure. The Order would incorporate by reference terms and conditions of a previous order granting the same relief sought by applicants, as that order may be amended from time to time (‘‘Reference Order’’).1 FILING DATES: The application was filed on July 21, 2015. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on September 8, 2015, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: The Commission: Brent J. Fields, Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., APPLICANTS: 1 Eaton Vance Management, et al., Investment Company Act Rel. Nos. 31333 (Nov. 6, 2014) (notice) and 31361 (Dec. 2, 2014) (order). E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 50350 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean E. Minarick, Senior Counsel, or Dalia Osman Blass, Assistant Chief Counsel, at (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or for an applicant using the Company name box, at http:// www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. Applicants 1. The Trust will be registered as an open-end management investment company under the Act and is a business trust organized under the laws of the state of Delaware. Applicants seek relief with respect to one Fund (as defined below, the ‘‘Initial Fund’’). The portfolio positions of each Fund will consist of securities and other assets selected and managed by its Adviser or Subadviser (as defined below) to pursue the Fund’s investment objective. 2. The Adviser, a Colorado corporation, will be the investment adviser to the Initial Fund. An Adviser (as defined below) will serve as investment adviser to each Fund. The Adviser is, and any other Adviser will be, registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (‘‘Advisers Act’’). The Adviser and the Trust may retain one or more subadvisers (each a ‘‘Subadviser’’) to manage the portfolios of the Fund. Any Subadviser will be registered, or not subject to registration, under the Advisers Act. 3. Each Distributor is a Colorado corporation and a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and will act as the principal underwriter of Shares of the Fund. Applicants request that the requested relief apply to any distributor of Shares, whether affiliated or unaffiliated with the Adviser (included in the term ‘‘Distributor’’). Any Distributor will comply with the terms and conditions of the Order. 17(a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. The requested Order would permit applicants to offer exchange-traded managed funds. Because the relief requested is the same as the relief granted by the Commission under the Reference Order and because the Adviser has entered into, or anticipates entering into, a licensing agreement with Eaton Vance Management, or an affiliate thereof in order to offer exchange-traded managed funds,2 the Order would incorporate by reference the terms and conditions of the Reference Order. 5. Applicants request that the Order apply to the Initial Fund and to any other existing or future open-end management investment company or series thereof that: (a) Is advised by the Adviser or any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Adviser (any such entity included in the term ‘‘Adviser’’); and (b) operates as an exchange-traded managed fund as described in the Reference Order; and (c) complies with the terms and conditions of the Order and of the Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference herein (each such company or series and Initial Fund, a ‘‘Fund’’).3 6. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security or transaction, or any class of persons, securities or transactions, from any provisions of the Act, if and to the extent that such exemption is necessary or appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act. Section 17(b) of the Act authorizes the Commission to exempt a proposed transaction from section 17(a) of the Act if evidence establishes that the terms of the transaction, including the consideration to be paid or received, are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on the part of any person concerned, and the proposed transaction is consistent with the policies of the registered investment company and the general purposes of the Act. Section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security, or transaction, or any class or classes of tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicants’ Requested Exemptive Relief 4. Applicants seek the requested Order under section 6(c) of the Act for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 2 Eaton Vance Management has obtained patents with respect to certain aspects of the Funds’ method of operation as exchange-traded managed funds. 3 All entities that currently intend to rely on the Order are named as applicants. Any other entity that relies on the Order in the future will comply with the terms and conditions of the Order and of the Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference herein. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 persons, securities or transactions, from any provision of section 12(d)(1) if the exemption is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors. 7. Applicants submit that for the reasons stated in the Reference Order: (1) With respect to the relief requested pursuant to section 6(c) of the Act, the relief is appropriate, in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act; (2) with respect to the relief request pursuant to section 17(b) of the Act, the proposed transactions are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on the part of any person concerned, are consistent with the policies of each registered investment company concerned and consistent with the general purposes of the Act; and (3) with respect to the relief requested pursuant to section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act, the relief is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors. By the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20409 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75696; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2015–58] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Rule 79A— Equities To Delete Supplementary Material .20 Requiring Prior Floor Official Approval Before a Designated Market Maker Can Initiate Certain Trades More Than One or Two Dollars Away From the Last Sale August 13, 2015. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that on July 29, 2015, NYSE MKT LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) 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 self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 160 (Wednesday, August 19, 2015)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Investment Company Act Release No. 31759; 812-14517]


ALPS ETMF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application

August 13, 2015.
AGENCY:  Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'').

ACTION: Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the 
Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Act'') for an exemption from sections 
2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c-1 under the 
Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from 
sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) 
of the Act for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the 
Act.

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Applicants: ALPS ETMF Trust (the ``Trust''), ALPS Advisors, Inc. (the 
``Adviser'') and ALPS Distributors, Inc., and ALPS Portfolio Solutions 
Distributor, Inc. (each, a ``Distributor'').
SUMMARY:  Applicants request an order (``Order'') that permits: (a) 
Actively managed series of certain open-end management investment 
companies to issue shares (``Shares'') redeemable in large aggregations 
only (``Creation Units''); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares 
to occur at the next-determined net asset value plus or minus a market-
determined premium or discount that may vary during the trading day; 
(c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain 
circumstances, more than seven days from the tender of Shares for 
redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit 
securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection 
with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; (e) certain 
registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts 
outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to 
acquire Shares; and (f) certain series to create and redeem Shares in 
kind in a master-feeder structure. The Order would incorporate by 
reference terms and conditions of a previous order granting the same 
relief sought by applicants, as that order may be amended from time to 
time (``Reference Order'').\1\
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    \1\ Eaton Vance Management, et al., Investment Company Act Rel. 
Nos. 31333 (Nov. 6, 2014) (notice) and 31361 (Dec. 2, 2014) (order).

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Filing Dates: The application was filed on July 21, 2015.

Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the requested 
relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. 
Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission's 
Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally 
or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 
5:30 p.m. on September 8, 2015, and should be accompanied by proof of 
service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a 
certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0-5 under the Act, hearing 
requests should state the nature of the writer's interest, any facts 
bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason 
for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be 
notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the 
Commission's Secretary.

ADDRESSES:  The Commission: Brent J. Fields, Secretary, U.S. Securities 
and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE.,

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Washington, DC 20549-1090. Applicants: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, 
Denver, CO 80203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jean E. Minarick, Senior Counsel, or 
Dalia Osman Blass, Assistant Chief Counsel, at (202) 551-6821 (Division 
of Investment Management, Chief Counsel's Office).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The following is a summary of the 
application. The complete application may be obtained via the 
Commission's Web site by searching for the file number, or for an 
applicant using the Company name box, at http://www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551-8090.

Applicants

    1. The Trust will be registered as an open-end management 
investment company under the Act and is a business trust organized 
under the laws of the state of Delaware. Applicants seek relief with 
respect to one Fund (as defined below, the ``Initial Fund''). The 
portfolio positions of each Fund will consist of securities and other 
assets selected and managed by its Adviser or Subadviser (as defined 
below) to pursue the Fund's investment objective.
    2. The Adviser, a Colorado corporation, will be the investment 
adviser to the Initial Fund. An Adviser (as defined below) will serve 
as investment adviser to each Fund. The Adviser is, and any other 
Adviser will be, registered as an investment adviser under the 
Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (``Advisers Act''). The Adviser and the 
Trust may retain one or more subadvisers (each a ``Subadviser'') to 
manage the portfolios of the Fund. Any Subadviser will be registered, 
or not subject to registration, under the Advisers Act.
    3. Each Distributor is a Colorado corporation and a broker-dealer 
registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and will act as 
the principal underwriter of Shares of the Fund. Applicants request 
that the requested relief apply to any distributor of Shares, whether 
affiliated or unaffiliated with the Adviser (included in the term 
``Distributor''). Any Distributor will comply with the terms and 
conditions of the Order.

Applicants' Requested Exemptive Relief

    4. Applicants seek the requested Order under section 6(c) of the 
Act for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) 
of the Act and rule 22c-1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) 
of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2) of the 
Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from 
sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. The requested Order would 
permit applicants to offer exchange-traded managed funds. Because the 
relief requested is the same as the relief granted by the Commission 
under the Reference Order and because the Adviser has entered into, or 
anticipates entering into, a licensing agreement with Eaton Vance 
Management, or an affiliate thereof in order to offer exchange-traded 
managed funds,\2\ the Order would incorporate by reference the terms 
and conditions of the Reference Order.
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    \2\ Eaton Vance Management has obtained patents with respect to 
certain aspects of the Funds' method of operation as exchange-traded 
managed funds.
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    5. Applicants request that the Order apply to the Initial Fund and 
to any other existing or future open-end management investment company 
or series thereof that: (a) Is advised by the Adviser or any entity 
controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Adviser 
(any such entity included in the term ``Adviser''); and (b) operates as 
an exchange-traded managed fund as described in the Reference Order; 
and (c) complies with the terms and conditions of the Order and of the 
Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference herein (each such 
company or series and Initial Fund, a ``Fund'').\3\
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    \3\ All entities that currently intend to rely on the Order are 
named as applicants. Any other entity that relies on the Order in 
the future will comply with the terms and conditions of the Order 
and of the Reference Order, which is incorporated by reference 
herein.
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    6. Section 6(c) of the Act provides that the Commission may exempt 
any person, security or transaction, or any class of persons, 
securities or transactions, from any provisions of the Act, if and to 
the extent that such exemption is necessary or appropriate in the 
public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the 
purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Act. 
Section 17(b) of the Act authorizes the Commission to exempt a proposed 
transaction from section 17(a) of the Act if evidence establishes that 
the terms of the transaction, including the consideration to be paid or 
received, are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on 
the part of any person concerned, and the proposed transaction is 
consistent with the policies of the registered investment company and 
the general purposes of the Act. Section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act 
provides that the Commission may exempt any person, security, or 
transaction, or any class or classes of persons, securities or 
transactions, from any provision of section 12(d)(1) if the exemption 
is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors.
    7. Applicants submit that for the reasons stated in the Reference 
Order: (1) With respect to the relief requested pursuant to section 
6(c) of the Act, the relief is appropriate, in the public interest and 
consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly 
intended by the policy and provisions of the Act; (2) with respect to 
the relief request pursuant to section 17(b) of the Act, the proposed 
transactions are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on 
the part of any person concerned, are consistent with the policies of 
each registered investment company concerned and consistent with the 
general purposes of the Act; and (3) with respect to the relief 
requested pursuant to section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act, the relief is 
consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors.

    By the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated 
authority.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
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