Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Adopt New Equities Trading Rules To Transition Trading on the Exchange From a Floor Based Market With a Parity Allocation Model to Fully Automated Price-Time Priority Model on the Exchange's New Trading Technology Platform, Pillar, 16459-16460 [2017-06569]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 4, 2017 / Notices the clause ‘‘except as provided for in Rule 36.30.’’ The Exchange also proposes to add new Rule 98(c)(3)(B)(ii) to provide that while on the Trading Floor of the Exchange, employees of the DMM unit may not trade any security that is a related product of its DMM securities. The Exchange would renumber current Rules 98(c)(3)(B)(ii) and (iii) as new Rules 98(c)(3)(B)(iii) and (iv). As a result of these proposed changes, DMMs would no longer be restricted from trading securities that are unrelated to DMM securities while on the Trading Floor. However, the proposed amendments would continue to require that, while on the Trading Floor, DMMs would not be able to trade any securities that are related products to DMM securities. The proposed amendment would also add a new requirement that DMMs may only trade their DMM securities at their assigned stock trading post. The proposed rule change would allow Exchange DMMs that are also NYSE MKT LLC (‘‘NYSE MKT’’) DMMs to continue to operate. Currently, NYSE MKT’s cash equities trading operations share a Floor with the Exchange. DMMs who are also approved as NYSE MKT DMMs currently trade in both NYSElisted DMM securities and NYSE MKTlisted DMM securities from the same physical location on the exchanges’ respective Trading Floors.8 NYSE MKT has proposed to transition from a Floorbased trading model to a fully automated trading model.9 After this transition, NYSE MKT would continue to have electronic-access DMMs that would be the same member organizations that are currently operating as Floor-based NYSE MKT DMMs. The proposed amendment to Rule 98 would permit NYSE DMMs to continue to support their electronic NYSE MKT DMM functions in the same physical location where they are currently operating. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Discussion and Commission Findings After careful review, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.10 In particular, the 8 NYSE MKT DMMs operate under the NYSE MKT Rule 98—Equities. 9 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79993 (Feb. 9, 2017), 82 FR 10814 (Feb. 15, 2017) (notice of filing of SR–NYSEMKT–2017–1 (‘‘NYSE MKT Trading Rules Filing’’)). Subject to rule approval, NYSE MKT anticipates transitioning off of its Floor in the second quarter of 2017. 10 In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Apr 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 which requires, among other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be 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 mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Under the proposal, DMMs would be permitted to trade securities that are unrelated to DMM securities while on the Trading Floor. The Exchange represents that DMMs do not have a unique role or access to any non-public order information with respect to securities that are not assigned to them under Rule 103B. The Commission notes that, while on the Trading Floor, DMMs would continue to be prohibited from trading securities that are related products to DMM securities. In addition, the Commission notes that, while on the Trading Floor, employees of the DMM unit would be permitted to trade DMM securities only on or through the systems and facilities of the Exchange at the DMM unit’s assigned stock trading post location and as permitted by Exchange rules. For the above reasons, the Commission finds that the proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,12 that the proposed rule change (NYSEMKT– 2017–03) be, and it hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–06567 Filed 4–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 12 Id. 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16459 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80337; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2017–01] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Adopt New Equities Trading Rules To Transition Trading on the Exchange From a Floor Based Market With a Parity Allocation Model to Fully Automated Price-Time Priority Model on the Exchange’s New Trading Technology Platform, Pillar March 29, 2017. On January 25, 2017, NYSE MKT LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to transition trading on the Exchange to Pillar, the Exchange’s new trading technology platform, and to operate as a fully automated cash equities market. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on February 15, 2017.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposed rule change. Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 4 provides that, within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is April 1, 2017. The Commission is extending this 45day time period. The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,5 designates May 16, 2017, as the date by which the 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79993 (Feb. 9, 2017), 82 FR 10814. 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 5 Id. 2 17 E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 16460 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 4, 2017 / Notices Commission should either approve or disapprove or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change (File Number SR– NYSEMKT–2017–01). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–06569 Filed 4–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; ISE Mercury, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Rename the Exchange as Nasdaq MRX, LLC March 29, 2017. 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 March 17, 2017, ISE Mercury, LLC (‘‘ISE Mercury’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its Constitution, Limited Liability Company Agreement, Rule Book and Fee Schedule to rename itself Nasdaq MRX, LLC. In addition this rule change proposes to amend references to the names of certain affiliated markets within the ISE Mercury Rulebook.3 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.ise.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 The affiliated markets are the International Securities Exchange, LLC and ISE Gemini, LLC. 1 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Apr 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 [Release No. 34–80326; File No. SR– ISEMercury–2017–05] 6 17 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to rename the Exchange to reflect its new placement within the Nasdaq, Inc. corporate structure in connection with the March 9, 2016 acquisition by Nasdaq of the capital stock of U.S. Exchange Holdings, and the thereby indirectly acquiring all of the interests of the International Securities Exchange, LLC, ISE Gemini, LLC, and ISE Mercury, LLC.4 Specifically, all references in the Exchange’s Constitution, Limited Liability Company Agreement, Rule Book and Fee Schedule to ‘‘ISE Mercury, LLC’’ or references to ‘‘Mercury’’ shall be amended to ‘‘Nasdaq MRX, LLC’’ or ‘‘Nasdaq MRX.’’ Moreover, consistent with changes already filed for ISE Gemini, LLC, the rule change proposes to amend references to ‘‘ISE Gemini’’ to ‘‘Nasdaq GEMX,’’ and references to the ‘‘International Securities Exchange’’ and ‘‘ISE’’ to ‘‘Nasdaq ISE.’’ 5 The Exchange also proposes minor grammatical changes which are necessary as a result of the name change, i.e., amending ‘‘a’’ to ‘‘an.’’ The Exchange proposes to amend its name for ISE Mercury on April 3, 2017. 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 by renaming the Exchange and updating the names of certain affiliated markets to reflect its current ownership. 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 Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impact the intense competition that exists in the options market. The name change will reflect the current ownership structure and unify the options markets operated by Nasdaq, Inc. 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 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) of the Act 8 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.9 A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act 10 normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date of its filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) 11 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). As required under Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii), the Exchange provided the Commission with written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and the text of the proposed rule change, at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 7 15 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78119 (June 27, 2016), 81 FR 41611 (SR–ISE–2016–11; SR– ISE Gemini-2016–05; SR–ISE Mercury–2016–10) (Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Changes, Each as Modified by Amendment No. 1 Thereto, Relating to a Corporate Transaction in Which Nasdaq, Inc. Will Become the Indirect Parent of ISE, ISE Gemini, and ISE Mercury). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80248 (March 15, 2017) (SR–ISEGemini–2017–13). See also SR–ISE–2017–25. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Release No. 34-80337; File No. SR-NYSEMKT-2017-01]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of 
Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule 
Change To Adopt New Equities Trading Rules To Transition Trading on the 
Exchange From a Floor Based Market With a Parity Allocation Model to 
Fully Automated Price-Time Priority Model on the Exchange's New Trading 
Technology Platform, Pillar

March 29, 2017.
    On January 25, 2017, NYSE MKT LLC (``Exchange'' or ``NYSE MKT'') 
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission''), 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ a proposed rule change to 
transition trading on the Exchange to Pillar, the Exchange's new 
trading technology platform, and to operate as a fully automated cash 
equities market. The proposed rule change was published for comment in 
the Federal Register on February 15, 2017.\3\ The Commission received 
no comments on the proposed rule change.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79993 (Feb. 9, 
2017), 82 FR 10814.
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    Section 19(b)(2) of the Act \4\ provides that, within 45 days of 
the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or 
within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate 
if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its 
reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization 
consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, 
disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to 
determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or 
disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this 
proposed rule change is April 1, 2017. The Commission is extending this 
45-day time period.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).
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    The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer 
period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that 
it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change. 
Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\5\ designates May 16, 2017, as the date by which the

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Commission should either approve or disapprove or institute proceedings 
to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change (File 
Number SR-NYSEMKT-2017-01).
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    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
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    \6\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(31).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-06569 Filed 4-3-17; 8:45 am]
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