Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 1014 of the Options Rules Relating to Market Maker Quotations, 12383-12385 [2017-04036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices responsible for over 99 percent of AllOr-None Orders on an average trading date on the Exchange and confirmed that the proposed rule change would have little impact on the Members’ operations on the Exchange. The Exchange also represents that the primary impact of the proposal will not occur until later in the INET transition process. According to the Exchange, AllOr-None Orders are typically utilized for more liquid symbols, which will not begin to migrate to INET until the third week of the transition schedule and thereafter. Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.13 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: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) 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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD 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– ISEGemin–2017–08 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–ISEGemini–2017–08. 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 13 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has also considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– ISEGemini–2017–08 and should be submitted on or before March 23, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04031 Filed 3–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80109; File No. SR–Phlx– 2017–16] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 1014 of the Options Rules Relating to Market Maker Quotations February 24, 2017. 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 February 14, 2017, NASDAQ PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘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 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12383 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 Rule 1014 of the Options Rules relating to Market Maker Quotations. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http:// nasdaqphlx.cchwallstreet.com/, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Phlx is proposing to amend Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1) of the Options Rules relating to Market Maker Quotations to amend the quote spread parameters for in-the-money series where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth in the Rule. Currently, Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1)(a) provides the following bid/ask differentials for options on equities and index options: No more than $.25 between the bid and the offer for each option contract for which the prevailing bid is less than $2; no more than $.40 where the prevailing bid is $2 or more but less than $5; no more than $.50 where the prevailing bid is $5 or more but less than $10; no more than $.80 where the prevailing bid is $10 or more but less than $20; and no more than $1 where the prevailing bid is $20 or more, provided that, in the case of equity options, the bid/ask differentials stated above shall not apply to in-the-money series where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth above. For such series, the bid/ask differentials may be as wide as the quotation for the E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12384 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices underlying security on the primary market, or its decimal equivalent rounded up to the nearest minimum increment. The Exchange may establish differences other than the above for one or more series or classes of options. Phlx proposes to change this provision so that, in the case of in-themoney series of equity options where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth above, the bid/ask differential may be as wide as the spread between the national best bid and offer (‘‘NBBO’’) in the underlying security. Phlx is proposing this change so that Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1)(a) will be consistent with Rule 803(b)(4)(i) of the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’) in this regard.3 Pursuant to the acquisition of the indirect parent company of ISE by Nasdaq, Inc.,4 Nasdaq is migrating ISE platforms to Nasdaq platforms, and proposing consistent rules where appropriate. In addition to making the Phlx and ISE rules consistent with one another in this regard, Phlx believes that measuring the permissible width of a market maker’s quote against the NBBO more accurately reflects the current trading environment where multiple trading venues contribute to the prevailing market price of a security underlying an options series traded on Phlx.5 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,6 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,7 in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general to protect investors and the public interest. The proposed change adopts a bid/ask 3 ISE Rule 803(b)(4)(i) rule provides that (i) the bid/offer differentials stated in subparagraph (b)(4) of this Rule shall not apply to in-the-money options series where the underlying securities market is wider than the differentials set forth above. For these series, the bid/ask differential may be as wide as the spread between the national best bid and offer in the underlying security. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78119 (June 21, 2016), 81 FR 41611 (June 27, 2016) (SR– ISE–2016–11). 5 For example, if the primary market for ABC has a quote of $65 (bid)–$73 (offer), Phlx market makers currently may quote in-the-money option series on that security with a bid/offer differential of $8, even if other exchanges that trade ABC may collectively have a higher bid of $66 and a lower offer of $72. Under the proposed rule, Phlx market makers would be required to quote in-the-money option series on ABC with a bid/offer differential of no more than $6. 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 differential for market makers for in-themoney series, where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth in the Rule, that is consistent with ISE Rule 803(b)(4)(i). Phlx also believes that the proposal is consistent with the Act because measuring the permissible width of a market maker’s quote against the NBBO more accurately reflects the current trading environment where multiple trading venues contribute to the prevailing market price of a security underlying an options series traded on Phlx. 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. The proposed change will adopt the same requirement as ISE Rule 803(b)(4)(i), and will apply the same standard to all Market Makers for in-the-money series where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth in the Rule. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or 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 from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 8 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.9 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: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) otherwise in 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 9 17 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– Phlx–2017–16 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–Phlx–2017–16. 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 the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx– 2017–16, and should be submitted on or before March 23, 2017. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04036 Filed 3–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–32508] Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 February 24, 2017. The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of February 2017. A copy of each 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. An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC’s Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on March 21, 2017, 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. The Commission: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. ADDRESSES: HaeSung Lee, Attorney-Adviser, at (202) 551–7345 or Chief Counsel’s Office at (202) 551–6821; SEC, Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–8010. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 SCS Hedged Opportunities Fund, LLC [File No. 811–22404] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant currently has fewer than 100 beneficial owners, is not presently making an offering of securities and does not propose to make any offering of securities. Applicant will continue to operate as a private investment fund in reliance on section 3(c)(1) of the Act. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: One Winthrop Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. SCS Hedged Opportunities (TE) Fund, LLC [File No. 811–22462] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant currently has fewer than 100 beneficial owners, is not presently making an offering of securities and does not propose to make any offering of securities. Applicant will continue to operate as a private investment fund in reliance on section 3(c)(1) of the Act. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: One Winthrop Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. SCS Hedged Opportunities Master Fund, LLC [File No. 811–22403] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant currently has fewer than 100 beneficial owners, is not presently making an offering of securities and does not propose to make any offering of securities. Applicant will continue to operate as a private investment fund in reliance on section 3(c)(1) of the Act. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: One Winthrop Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. Partners Group Private Credit [File No. 811–22864] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 37th Floor, New York, New York 10036. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12385 Partners Group Private RE (Master), LLC [File No. 811–22640] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 37th Floor, New York, New York 10036. Partners Group Private Credit (Master Fund) [File No. 811–22863] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 37th Floor, New York, New York 10036. Partners Group Private RE, LLC [File No. 811–22600] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 37th Floor, New York, New York 10036. Partners Group Private RE (Institutional), LLC [File No. 811– 22601] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 37th Floor, New York, New York 10036. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 40 (Thursday, March 2, 2017)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-80109; File No. SR-Phlx-2017-16]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 1014 
of the Options Rules Relating to Market Maker Quotations

February 24, 2017.
    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 February 14, 2017, NASDAQ PHLX LLC (``Phlx'' or ``Exchange'') filed 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``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.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 1014 of the Options Rules 
relating to Market Maker Quotations.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://nasdaqphlx.cchwallstreet.com/, at the principal 
office of the Exchange, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in 
sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such 
statements.

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

1. Purpose
    Phlx is proposing to amend Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1) of the Options 
Rules relating to Market Maker Quotations to amend the quote spread 
parameters for in-the-money series where the market for the underlying 
security is wider than the differentials set forth in the Rule. 
Currently, Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1)(a) provides the following bid/ask 
differentials for options on equities and index options: No more than 
$.25 between the bid and the offer for each option contract for which 
the prevailing bid is less than $2; no more than $.40 where the 
prevailing bid is $2 or more but less than $5; no more than $.50 where 
the prevailing bid is $5 or more but less than $10; no more than $.80 
where the prevailing bid is $10 or more but less than $20; and no more 
than $1 where the prevailing bid is $20 or more, provided that, in the 
case of equity options, the bid/ask differentials stated above shall 
not apply to in-the-money series where the market for the underlying 
security is wider than the differentials set forth above. For such 
series, the bid/ask differentials may be as wide as the quotation for 
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underlying security on the primary market, or its decimal equivalent 
rounded up to the nearest minimum increment. The Exchange may establish 
differences other than the above for one or more series or classes of 
options.
    Phlx proposes to change this provision so that, in the case of in-
the-money series of equity options where the market for the underlying 
security is wider than the differentials set forth above, the bid/ask 
differential may be as wide as the spread between the national best bid 
and offer (``NBBO'') in the underlying security.
    Phlx is proposing this change so that Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1)(a) will 
be consistent with Rule 803(b)(4)(i) of the International Securities 
Exchange, LLC (``ISE'') in this regard.\3\ Pursuant to the acquisition 
of the indirect parent company of ISE by Nasdaq, Inc.,\4\ Nasdaq is 
migrating ISE platforms to Nasdaq platforms, and proposing consistent 
rules where appropriate. In addition to making the Phlx and ISE rules 
consistent with one another in this regard, Phlx believes that 
measuring the permissible width of a market maker's quote against the 
NBBO more accurately reflects the current trading environment where 
multiple trading venues contribute to the prevailing market price of a 
security underlying an options series traded on Phlx.\5\
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    \3\ ISE Rule 803(b)(4)(i) rule provides that (i) the bid/offer 
differentials stated in subparagraph (b)(4) of this Rule shall not 
apply to in-the-money options series where the underlying securities 
market is wider than the differentials set forth above. For these 
series, the bid/ask differential may be as wide as the spread 
between the national best bid and offer in the underlying security.
    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78119 (June 21, 
2016), 81 FR 41611 (June 27, 2016) (SR-ISE-2016-11).
    \5\ For example, if the primary market for ABC has a quote of 
$65 (bid)-$73 (offer), Phlx market makers currently may quote in-
the-money option series on that security with a bid/offer 
differential of $8, even if other exchanges that trade ABC may 
collectively have a higher bid of $66 and a lower offer of $72. 
Under the proposed rule, Phlx market makers would be required to 
quote in-the-money option series on ABC with a bid/offer 
differential of no more than $6.
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act,\6\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\7\ in particular, in that it is designed to promote 
just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and 
perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market 
system, and, in general to protect investors and the public interest. 
The proposed change adopts a bid/ask differential for market makers for 
in-the-money series, where the market for the underlying security is 
wider than the differentials set forth in the Rule, that is consistent 
with ISE Rule 803(b)(4)(i). Phlx also believes that the proposal is 
consistent with the Act because measuring the permissible width of a 
market maker's quote against the NBBO more accurately reflects the 
current trading environment where multiple trading venues contribute to 
the prevailing market price of a security underlying an options series 
traded on Phlx.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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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. The proposed change will adopt 
the same requirement as ISE Rule 803(b)(4)(i), and will apply the same 
standard to all Market Makers for in-the-money series where the market 
for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth 
in the Rule.

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

    No written comments were either solicited or 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 from the date on which it was filed, or 
such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \8\ and 
subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.\9\
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \9\ 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 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is: (i) 
Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the 
protection of investors; or (iii) 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-Phlx-2017-16 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-Phlx-2017-16. 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 the filing also will be available 
for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All 
submissions should refer to File Number SR-Phlx-2017-16, and should be 
submitted on or before March 23, 2017.


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    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\10\
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Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
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