Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Permit the Listing and Trading of Managed Portfolio Shares; and To List and Trade Shares of the Following Under Proposed Rule 14.11(k): ClearBridge Appreciation ETF; ClearBridge Large Cap ETF; ClearBridge MidCap Growth ETF; ClearBridge Select ETF; and ClearBridge All Cap Value ETF, 36031-36032 [2017-16267]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices 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 August 22, 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. Address: The Commission: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. For Further Information Contact: Jessica Shin, Attorney-Adviser, at (202) 551–5921 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. any offering of securities. Applicant will continue to operate as a private investment fund in reliance on section 3(c)(7) of the Act. Filing Dates: The application was filed on July 6, 2017 and amended on July 18, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 599 Lexington Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, New York 10022. RiverSource Tax-Exempt Series, Inc. [File No. 811–02686] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has transferred its assets to Columbia Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, a series of Columbia Funds Series Trust I, and, on June 6, 2011, made a final distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $183,001 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicant’s investment adviser. Filing Dates: The application was filed on December 16, 2016, and amended on July 17, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 50606 Ameriprise Financial Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55474. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16273 Filed 8–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P sradovich on DSKBCFCHB2PROD with NOTICES Susa Registered Fund, L.L.C. [File No. 811–22924] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On June 19, 2017 and July 21, 2017, applicant made liquidating distributions to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $27,000 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by the applicant. Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 27, 2017 and amended on July 24, 2017. Applicant’s Address: 4400 Computer Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts 01581. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Ramius Archview Credit & Distressed Fund [File No. 811–23056] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant currently has three beneficial owners, is not presently making an offering of securities and does not propose to make July 28, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 [Release No. 34–81247; File No. SRBatsBZX–2017–30] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Permit the Listing and Trading of Managed Portfolio Shares; and To List and Trade Shares of the Following Under Proposed Rule 14.11(k): ClearBridge Appreciation ETF; ClearBridge Large Cap ETF; ClearBridge MidCap Growth ETF; ClearBridge Select ETF; and ClearBridge All Cap Value ETF On June 1, 2017, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Exchange’’) 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 1 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36031 thereunder, 2 a proposed rule change to adopt new Rule 14.11(k) to permit it to list and trade Managed Portfolio Shares. The Exchange also proposed to list and trade shares of ClearBridge Appreciation ETF, ClearBridge Large Cap ETF, ClearBridge MidCap Growth ETF, ClearBridge Select ETF, and ClearBridge All Cap Value ETF under proposed Rule 14.11(k). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 19, 2017.3 The Commission has received three comment letters on the proposed rule change.4 Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 5 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 disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is August 3, 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 and the comment letters. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,6 designates September 17, 2017, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File Number SR–BatsBZX– 2017–30). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80911 (June 13, 2017), 82 FR 27925. 4 See letters from: (1) Gary Gastineau, President, ETF Consultants.com, Inc., dated July 7, 2017; (2) Todd J. Broms, Chief Executive Officer, Broms & Company LLC, dated July 10, 2017; and (3) James J. Angel, Associate Professor of Finance, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, dated July 10, 2017. The comment letters are available at https://www.sec.gov/comments/srbatsbzx-2017–30/batsbzx201730.htm. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 6 Id. 3 See E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 36032 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16267 Filed 8–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 32763; 812–14746] Change Finance, PBC, et al. July 27, 2017. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice. sradovich on DSKBCFCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (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) for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and 12(d)(1)(B) of the Act. The requested order would permit (a) index-based series of certain open-end management investment companies (‘‘Funds’’) to issue shares redeemable in large aggregations only (‘‘Creation Units’’); (b) secondary market transactions in Fund shares to occur at negotiated market prices rather than at net asset value (‘‘NAV’’); (c) certain Funds to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days after the tender of shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of a Fund to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the Fund in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; and (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the Funds (‘‘Funds of Funds’’) to acquire shares of the Funds. APPLICANTS: Change Finance, PBC (the ‘‘Initial Adviser’’), a Colorado public benefit corporation that will be registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, ETF Series Solutions (the ‘‘Trust’’), a Delaware statutory trust registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company with multiple series, and Quasar Distributors, LLC (the ‘‘Distributor’’), a Delaware limited liability company and broker7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’). FILING DATES: The application was filed on February 21, 2017, and amended on May 11, 2017 and July 12, 2017. 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 August 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. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants: The Initial Adviser, 705 Grand View Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22305; the Trust and the Distributor, 615 East Michigan Street, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth G. Miller, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–8707, or Aaron T. Gilbride, Acting Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6825 (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. Summary of the Application 1. Applicants request an order that would allow Funds to operate as index exchange traded funds (‘‘ETFs’’).1 Fund shares will be purchased and redeemed 1 Applicants request that the order apply to the new series of the Trust and any additional series of the Trust, and any other open-end management investment company or series thereof, that may be created in the future (each, included in the term ‘‘Fund’’), each of which will operate as an ETF and will track a specified index comprised of domestic or foreign equity and/or fixed income securities (each, an ‘‘Underlying Index’’). Any Fund will (a) be advised by the Initial Adviser or an entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Initial Adviser (each, an ‘‘Adviser’’) and (b) comply with the terms and conditions of the application. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at their NAV in Creation Units only. All orders to purchase Creation Units and all redemption requests will be placed by or through an ‘‘Authorized Participant’’, which will have signed a participant agreement with the Distributor. Shares will be listed and traded individually on a national securities exchange, where share prices will be based on the current bid/offer market. Any order granting the requested relief would be subject to the terms and conditions stated in the application. 2. Each Fund will hold investment positions selected to correspond closely to the performance of an Underlying Index. In the case of Self-Indexing Funds, an affiliated person, as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Act (‘‘Affiliated Person’’), or an affiliated person of an Affiliated Person (‘‘Second-Tier Affiliate’’), of the Trust or a Fund, of the Adviser, of any sub-adviser to or promoter of a Fund, or of the Distributor will compile, create, sponsor or maintain the Underlying Index.2 3. Shares will be purchased and redeemed in Creation Units and generally on an in-kind basis. Except where the purchase or redemption will include cash under the limited circumstances specified in the application, purchasers will be required to purchase Creation Units by depositing specified instruments (‘‘Deposit Instruments’’), and shareholders redeeming their shares will receive specified instruments (‘‘Redemption Instruments’’). The Deposit Instruments and the Redemption Instruments will each correspond pro rata to the positions in the Fund’s portfolio (including cash positions) except as specified in the application. 4. Because shares will not be individually redeemable, applicants request an exemption from section 5(a)(1) and section 2(a)(32) of the Act that would permit the Funds to register as open-end management investment companies and issue shares that are redeemable in Creation Units only. 5. Applicants also request an exemption from section 22(d) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act as secondary market trading in shares will take place at negotiated prices, not at a current offering price described in a Fund’s prospectus, and not at a price 2 Each Self-Indexing Fund will post on its Web site the identities and quantities of the investment positions that will form the basis for the Fund’s calculation of its NAV at the end of the day. Applicants believe that requiring Self-Indexing Funds to maintain full portfolio transparency will help address, together with other protections, conflicts of interest with respect to such Funds. E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 147 (Wednesday, August 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36031-36032]
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[Release No. 34-81247; File No. SR-BatsBZX-2017-30]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule 
Change To Permit the Listing and Trading of Managed Portfolio Shares; 
and To List and Trade Shares of the Following Under Proposed Rule 
14.11(k): ClearBridge Appreciation ETF; ClearBridge Large Cap ETF; 
ClearBridge MidCap Growth ETF; ClearBridge Select ETF; and ClearBridge 
All Cap Value ETF

July 28, 2017.
    On June 1, 2017, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (``Exchange'') 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 adopt new Rule 
14.11(k) to permit it to list and trade Managed Portfolio Shares. The 
Exchange also proposed to list and trade shares of ClearBridge 
Appreciation ETF, ClearBridge Large Cap ETF, ClearBridge MidCap Growth 
ETF, ClearBridge Select ETF, and ClearBridge All Cap Value ETF under 
proposed Rule 14.11(k). The proposed rule change was published for 
comment in the Federal Register on June 19, 2017.\3\ The Commission has 
received three comment letters on the proposed rule change.\4\
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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. 80911 (June 13, 
2017), 82 FR 27925.
    \4\ See letters from: (1) Gary Gastineau, President, ETF 
Consultants.com, Inc., dated July 7, 2017; (2) Todd J. Broms, Chief 
Executive Officer, Broms & Company LLC, dated July 10, 2017; and (3) 
James J. Angel, Associate Professor of Finance, Georgetown 
University, McDonough School of Business, dated July 10, 2017. The 
comment letters are available at https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-batsbzx-2017-30/batsbzx201730.htm.
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    Section 19(b)(2) of the Act \5\ 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 disapproved. The 
45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change 
is August 3, 2017. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period.
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    \5\ 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 and the 
comment letters. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 
19(b)(2) of the Act,\6\ designates September 17, 2017, as the date by 
which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute 
proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule 
change (File Number SR-BatsBZX-2017-30).
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    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
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    \7\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(31).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
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