Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Clarify the Application of the Crossing Fee Cap, 58670-58671 [2017-26820]

Download as PDF 58670 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, and the maintenance of a fair and orderly market. Finally, the Plan Sponsors propose to amend the Plan to make a nonsubstantive edit to correct an inaccurate cross-reference to ‘‘Section 8’’ in Section 7(ii) of the Plan with ‘‘Section 9.’’ The Commission believes that it is appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors and the maintenance of a fair and orderly market to approve this proposed change because it will clarify and correct an inaccuracy in the Plan. For the reasons discussed above, the Commission finds that Amendment No. 4 is consistent with Section 11A of the Act 12 and Rule 608 thereunder.13 IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 11A of the Act,14 and Rule 608 thereunder,15 that Amendment No. 4 to the OLPP (File No. 4–443) be, and hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Eduardo Aleman, Assistant Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Clarify the Application of the Crossing Fee Cap sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES December 7, 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 November 28, 2017, Nasdaq ISE, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘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 U.S.C. 78k–1. CFR 242.608. 14 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. 15 17 CFR 242.608. 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(29). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Exchange proposes to amend the Exchange’s Schedule of Fees to clarify the application of the Crossing Fee Cap. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://ise.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. 1. Purpose [Release No. 34–82229; File No. SR–ISE– 2017–95] 13 17 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change [FR Doc. 2017–26818 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] 12 15 comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. The purpose of the proposed rule change is to provide greater clarity as to the manner in which the Exchange applies the Crossing Fee Cap. By way of background, Crossing Orders are contracts that are submitted as part of a Facilitation, Solicitation, PIM, Block or QCC Order. Crossing Order fees are capped at $90,000 per month per member on all Firm Proprietary and Non-Nasdaq ISE Market Maker transactions that are part of the originating or contra side of a Crossing Order.3 The following fees are not included in the calculation of the monthly Crossing Fee Cap: (1) Fees for Responses to Crossing Orders; (2) surcharge fees for licensed products and the fees for index options as set forth in Section I; and (3) service fee.4 The 3 Members that elect prior to the start of the month to pay $65,000 per month will have these crossing fees capped at that level instead. All eligible volume from affiliated Members is aggregated for purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap, provided there is at least 75% common ownership between the Members as reflected on each Member’s Form BD, Schedule A. 4 A service fee of $0.00 per side applies to all order types that are eligible for the fee cap. The service fee does not apply once a Member reaches PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 manner in which the Exchange calculates the Crossing Fee Cap is not changing. The Exchange proposes to make clear how it attributes eligible volume for purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap. The Exchange proposes to add the following language to the rule text, ‘‘For purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap the Exchange will attribute eligible volume to the ISE Member on whose behalf the Crossing Order was executed.’’ Only ISE Members are subject to the Crossing Fee Cap. This is the manner in which the Exchange attributes eligible volume for purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap today. To provide greater transparency to the Schedule of Fees, the Exchange proposes to include this language in the rule text. While the Exchange is not aware of any confusion with respect to this fee with its Members, the Exchange believes this specificity will avoid any confusion. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,5 in general, and furthers the objectives of Sections 6(b)(4) and 6(b)(5) of the Act,6 in particular, in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility, and is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The Exchange’s proposal to add the clarifying language regarding the Crossing Fee Cap to the Schedule of Fees is reasonable because the proposed rule text will bring greater clarity to the manner in which the Exchange attributes eligible volume for purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap today and applies the Crossing Fee Cap. The calculation and the application of the Crossing Fee Cap are not changing with this proposal. This rule text is intended to provide additional clarity to the current rule to describe who benefits from the volume for purposes of the application of the cap. The Exchange’s proposal to add the clarifying language regarding the Crossing Fee Cap to the Schedule of Fees is equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because the Exchange the fee cap level and does apply to every contract side above the fee cap. A Member who does not reach the monthly fee cap will not be charged the service fee. Once the fee cap is reached, the service fee applies to eligible Firm Proprietary and NonNasdaq ISE market Maker orders in all Nasdaq ISE products. The service fee is not calculated in reaching the cap. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) and (5). E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices will continue to calculate and apply the Crossing Fee Cap in a uniform manner to all ISE Members that are eligible for this cap. 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 proposal is intended to provide greater transparency to the Schedule of Fees and does not amend the current manner in which the Exchange calculates or applies the Crossing Fee Cap. The Exchange’s proposal to add the clarifying language regarding the Crossing Fee Cap to the Schedule of Fees does not impose an undue burden on competition because the Exchange will continue to calculate and apply the Crossing Fee Cap in a uniform manner to all ISE Members that are eligible for this cap. 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 The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,7 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 8 thereunder. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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: 7 15 8 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 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– ISE–2017–95 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–ISE–2017–95. 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 website (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 website 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. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE–2017–95 and should be submitted on or before January 3, 2018. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26820 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 9 17 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58671 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–82236; File No. SR– CboeBZX–2017–009] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Transaction Fees for the Exchange’s Equity Platform December 7, 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 November 30, 2017, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BZX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to amend the fee schedule applicable to Members 5 and non-Members of the Exchange pursuant to BZX Rules 15.1(a) and (c). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s website at www.markets.cboe.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 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 The term ‘‘Member’’ is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(n). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-82229; File No. SR-ISE-2017-95]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Clarify the 
Application of the Crossing Fee Cap

December 7, 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 November 28, 2017, Nasdaq ISE, LLC (``ISE'' or ``Exchange'') filed 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``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.
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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 the Exchange's Schedule of Fees to 
clarify the application of the Crossing Fee Cap.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
website at http://ise.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 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The purpose of the proposed rule change is to provide greater 
clarity as to the manner in which the Exchange applies the Crossing Fee 
Cap.
    By way of background, Crossing Orders are contracts that are 
submitted as part of a Facilitation, Solicitation, PIM, Block or QCC 
Order. Crossing Order fees are capped at $90,000 per month per member 
on all Firm Proprietary and Non-Nasdaq ISE Market Maker transactions 
that are part of the originating or contra side of a Crossing Order.\3\ 
The following fees are not included in the calculation of the monthly 
Crossing Fee Cap: (1) Fees for Responses to Crossing Orders; (2) 
surcharge fees for licensed products and the fees for index options as 
set forth in Section I; and (3) service fee.\4\ The manner in which the 
Exchange calculates the Crossing Fee Cap is not changing.
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    \3\ Members that elect prior to the start of the month to pay 
$65,000 per month will have these crossing fees capped at that level 
instead. All eligible volume from affiliated Members is aggregated 
for purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap, provided there is at least 75% 
common ownership between the Members as reflected on each Member's 
Form BD, Schedule A.
    \4\ A service fee of $0.00 per side applies to all order types 
that are eligible for the fee cap. The service fee does not apply 
once a Member reaches the fee cap level and does apply to every 
contract side above the fee cap. A Member who does not reach the 
monthly fee cap will not be charged the service fee. Once the fee 
cap is reached, the service fee applies to eligible Firm Proprietary 
and Non-Nasdaq ISE market Maker orders in all Nasdaq ISE products. 
The service fee is not calculated in reaching the cap.
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    The Exchange proposes to make clear how it attributes eligible 
volume for purposes of the Crossing Fee Cap. The Exchange proposes to 
add the following language to the rule text, ``For purposes of the 
Crossing Fee Cap the Exchange will attribute eligible volume to the ISE 
Member on whose behalf the Crossing Order was executed.'' Only ISE 
Members are subject to the Crossing Fee Cap. This is the manner in 
which the Exchange attributes eligible volume for purposes of the 
Crossing Fee Cap today. To provide greater transparency to the Schedule 
of Fees, the Exchange proposes to include this language in the rule 
text. While the Exchange is not aware of any confusion with respect to 
this fee with its Members, the Exchange believes this specificity will 
avoid any confusion.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act,\5\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Sections 
6(b)(4) and 6(b)(5) of the Act,\6\ in particular, in that it provides 
for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other 
charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility, 
and is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, 
issuers, brokers, or dealers.
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) and (5).
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    The Exchange's proposal to add the clarifying language regarding 
the Crossing Fee Cap to the Schedule of Fees is reasonable because the 
proposed rule text will bring greater clarity to the manner in which 
the Exchange attributes eligible volume for purposes of the Crossing 
Fee Cap today and applies the Crossing Fee Cap. The calculation and the 
application of the Crossing Fee Cap are not changing with this 
proposal. This rule text is intended to provide additional clarity to 
the current rule to describe who benefits from the volume for purposes 
of the application of the cap.
    The Exchange's proposal to add the clarifying language regarding 
the Crossing Fee Cap to the Schedule of Fees is equitable and not 
unfairly discriminatory because the Exchange

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will continue to calculate and apply the Crossing Fee Cap in a uniform 
manner to all ISE Members that are eligible for this cap.

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 proposal is intended to 
provide greater transparency to the Schedule of Fees and does not amend 
the current manner in which the Exchange calculates or applies the 
Crossing Fee Cap. The Exchange's proposal to add the clarifying 
language regarding the Crossing Fee Cap to the Schedule of Fees does 
not impose an undue burden on competition because the Exchange will 
continue to calculate and apply the Crossing Fee Cap in a uniform 
manner to all ISE Members that are eligible for this cap.

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

    The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,\7\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) \8\ thereunder. 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.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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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 [email protected]. Please include 
File Number SR-ISE-2017-95 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-ISE-2017-95. 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 website (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 website 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. Persons submitting comments are 
cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying 
information from comment submissions. You should submit only 
information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions 
should refer to File Number SR-ISE-2017-95 and should be submitted on 
or before January 3, 2018.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-26820 Filed 12-12-17; 8:45 am]
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