Notice to Members 05-52 - August 2005

SEC Approves Amendments to TRACE Fee Structure Establishing an Enterprise Fee and Lowering Fee for Receipt of Real-Time TRACE Transaction Data via Web Browser; Effective Date: October 1, 2005

Executive Summary

On August 1, 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) approved an amendment to Rule 7010(k), adding an enterprise fee structure and lowering another fee related to the receipt of Real-Time TRACE transaction data. This fee change will enable an enterprise such as a broker-dealer to display Real-Time TRACE transaction data on an unlimited number of internal display devices for a fee of $7,500 per month. The fee for Level II Full Service Web Browser Access also has been lowered, so that the charge for the first user ID obtained for such access will be $50 per month rather than the current $80 per month.

 

The rules, as amended, are set forth in Attachment A.

 

The amendments become effective October 1, 2005.