This PDF is the current document as it appeared on Public Inspection on 11/26/2012 at 08:45 am.
Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)  and Rule 19b-4 thereunder, notice is hereby given that on November 14, 2012, National Securities Clearing Corporation (“NSCC”) 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 primarily by NSCC. NSCC filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act  and Rule 19b-4(f)(2)  thereunder so that the proposal was 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 proposed rule change modifies Addendum A (NSCC's Fee Structure) of NSCC's Rules relating to Fund/SERV® fees.
II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change
In its filing with the Commission, NSCC 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. NSCC 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
NSCC's Fund/SERV® is the industry standard for processing and settling mutual fund transactions. Through automated, standardized formats and a centralized platform, fund companies, banks and trust companies, third-party administrators, broker/dealers and other distribution firms can complete order entry—purchases, exchanges and redemptions—as well as confirmations, registrations and money settlement.
Recently, there has been a growing trend in the mutual fund industry toward omnibus processing, a practice where distribution firms bundle multiple client transactions into aggregated orders. As a result of this aggregation, the average number of daily trades processed through Fund/SERV® has declined. NSCC expects the trend toward omnibus processing to continue into the foreseeable future. Accordingly, NSCC is increasing the Fund/SERV transaction fee from $0.06 per transaction to $0.07 per transaction to align the fees associated with Fund/SERV with the cost of delivering this service. This increase will be implemented on January 1, 2013.
NSCC believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations issued thereunder applicable to NSCC because it updates NSCC's fee schedule and provides for the equitable allocation of fees among NSCC's members.
(B) Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition
NSCC does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact or impose any burden on competition.
(C) Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others
Written comments relating to the proposed rule change have not been solicited or received. NSCC will notify the Commission of any written comments received by NSCC.
III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action
The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act  and Rule 19b-4(f)(2)  thereunder because it establishes fees charged by NSCC on any person. The implementation date for this proposed rule change will be January 1, 2013.
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 necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
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:
- Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml) or
- Send an email to email@example.com. Please include File Number SR-NSCC-2012-09 on the subject line.
- Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NSCC-2012-09. 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 such filings will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NSCC and NSCC's Web site: http://www.dtcc.com/downloads/legal/ rule_filings/2012/nscc/SR-NSCC-2012-09.pdf..
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-NSCC-2012-09 and should be submitted on or before December 18, 2012.
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
[FR Doc. 2012-28681 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]
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