Securities Law

24-101 - Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement [NI Amendment Proposed - Lapsed]

Published Date: 2009-10-30
Rescinded Date: 2010-07-01
Document(s):

Concurrently Published:

1. National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement is amended by this Instrument.

2. Section 1.1 is amended by:

a. striking out "authorized" in the definition of "clearing agency" and substituting "recognized";

b. repealing the definition of "institutional investor" and substituting the following: 

"institutional investor" means a client of a dealer that has been granted DAP/RAP trading privileges by the dealer;

c. repealing paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition "trade-matching party" and substituting the following:

(a) a registered adviser acting for the institutional investor in processing the trade,

(b) if a registered adviser is not acting for the institutional investor in processing the trade, the institutional investor unless the institutional investor is

(i) an individual, or

(ii) a person or company that has net investment assets under administration or management of less than $10,000,000,

d. striking out the words "the day on which a trade is executed", wherever they occur in the definitions of  "T+1", "T+2" and "T+3", and substituting "T".

3. Paragraph 2.1(f) is amended by adding "in a security of a mutual fund" after "trade".

4. Subsection 3.1(2) is amended by adding "or settlement instructions" after "investment decisions".

5. Section 3.2 is repealed and substituted by the following:

3.2 Pre-DAP/RAP trade execution documentation requirement for dealers —

Without limiting the generality of section 3.1, a registered dealer shall not open an account to execute a DAP/RAP trade for an institutional investor or accept an order to execute a DAP/RAP trade for the account of an institutional investor unless its policies and procedures are designed to encourage each trade-matching party to either

(a) enter into a trade-matching agreement with the dealer, or

(b) provide a trade-matching statement to the dealer.

6. Subsection 3.3(2) is amended by adding "or settlement instructions" after "investment decisions".

7. Section 3.4 is repealed and substituted by the following:

3.4 Pre- DAP/RAP trade execution documentation requirement for advisers —

Without limiting the generality of section 3.3, a registered adviser shall not open an account to execute a DAP/RAP trade for an institutional investor or give an order to a dealer to execute a DAP/RAP trade for the account of an institutional investor unless its policies and procedures are designed to encourage each trade-matching party to either

(a) enter into a trade-matching agreement with the adviser, or
 
(b) provide a trade-matching statement to the adviser.

8. Part 4 is repealed and substituted by the following:

PART 4  REPORTING BY REGISTERED FIRMS

4.1 Exception reporting requirement 

 A registered firm shall deliver Form 24-101F1 to the securities regulatory authority no later than 45 days after the end of a calendar quarter if 

(a) less than 90 per cent of the DAP/RAP trades in equity securities executed by or for the registered firm during the quarter matched within the time required in Part 3, or

(b) the DAP/RAP trades in debt securities executed by or for the registered firm during the quarter that matched within the time required in Part 3 represent less than 90 per cent of the aggregate value of the debt securities purchased and sold in those trades.

9. Part 10 is amended by adding the following:

10.3  Post-June 2010 Transition

(1) A reference to "the end of T" in subsections 3.1(1) and 3.3(1) shall each be read as a reference to:

(a) "2:00 p.m. on T+1", for trades executed before July 1, 2012; and

(b)  "12 p.m. (noon) on T+1", for trades executed after June 30, 2012 and before July 1, 2015.

(2) A reference to the "end of T+1" in subsections 3.1(2) and 3.3(2) shall each be read as a reference to:

(a)  "2:00 p.m. on T+2", for trades executed before July 1, 2012; and

(b) "12:00 p.m. (noon) on T+2", for trades executed after June 30, 2012 and before July 1, 2015.

(3) A reference to "90 per cent" in paragraphs 4.1(a) and (b) shall each be read as a reference to:

(a) "70 per cent", for trades executed after June 30, 2015 and before July 1, 2016; and

(b) "80 per cent", for trades executed after June 30, 2016 and before July 1, 2017.

10. Form 24-101F1 is amended by:

(a) repealing item 3 under "REGISTERED FIRM IDENTIFICATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION:" and substituting the following:

3a. Address of registered firm’s principal place of business:

3b. Please indicate below the jurisdiction of your principal regulator within the meaning of National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions:

¨ Alberta
¨ British Columbia
¨ Manitoba
¨ New Brunswick
¨ Newfoundland & Labrador
¨ Northwest Territories
¨ Nova Scotia
¨ Nunavut
¨ Ontario
¨ Prince Edward Island
¨ Quebec
¨ Saskatchewan
¨ Yukon 

3c. Please indicate below all jurisdictions in which you are registered to carry on business:

¨ Alberta
¨ British Columbia
¨ Manitoba
¨ New Brunswick
¨ Newfoundland & Labrador
¨ Northwest Territories
¨ Nova Scotia
¨ Nunavut
¨ Ontario
¨ Prince Edward Island
¨ Quebec
¨ Saskatchewan
¨ Yukon 

(b) striking out the portion of the Form after the heading "INSTRUCTIONS:" and before the heading "EXHIBITS" and substituting the following:

Deliver this form for both equity and debt DAP/RAP trades together with Exhibits A, B and C pursuant to section 4.1 of the Instrument, covering the calendar quarter indicated above, within 45 days of the end of the calendar quarter if,

(a) less than 90 per cent* of the equity DAP/RAP trades executed by or for you during the quarter matched within the time** required in Part 3 of the Instrument, or

(b) the debt DAP/RAP trades executed by or for you during the quarter that matched within the time** required in Part 3 of the Instrument represent less than 90 per cent* of the aggregate value of the debt securities purchased and sold in those trades."

Transition

* For DAP/RAP trades executed during a transitional period after June 30, 2015 and before July 1, 2017, this percentage will vary depending on when the trade was executed. See Part 7 of the Companion Policy to the Instrument.

** The time set out in Part 3 of the Instrument is 11:59 p.m. on "T" or "T+1", as the case may be.  For DAP/RAP trades executed during a transitional period before July 1, 2012, the time is 2:00 p.m. on "T+1" or "T+2", as the case may be. For DAP/RAP trades executed after June 30, 2012 and before July 1, 2015, the time is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on "T+1" or "T+2", as the case may be. See Part 7 of the Companion Policy to the Instrument.

(c) striking out the portion of the Form under the heading "EXHIBITS:" after the words "each calendar quarter." and before the words "Describe the circumstances" and substituting the following:

(1)  Equity DAP/RAP trades

Entered into CDS by deadline

 (to be completed by dealers only)

Matched by deadline

# of Trades

 

%

 

# of Trades

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

2)  Debt DAP/RAP trades

Entered into CDS by deadline

(to be completed by dealers only)

Matched by deadline

 

$ Value of Trades

 

%

$ Value of Trades

%

 

 

 

 

Exhibit B - Reasons for not meeting exception reporting thresholds

11. Form 24-102F2 is amended by striking out the portion of the Form after the heading "Table 1 - Equity trades:" and before the heading "CERTIFICATE OF CLEARING AGENCY" and substituting the following:

Timeline

Entered into clearing agency by dealers

Matched in clearing agency by custodians

 

# of Trades

% Industry

# of Trades

% Industry

T - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+1 - noon

 

 

 

 

T+1 - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T+1 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+2 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+3 - midnight

 

 

 

 

andgt; T+3

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

Table 2 - Debt Trades:

Timeline

Entered into clearing agency by dealers

Matched in clearing agency by custodians

 

$ Value of Trades

% Industry

$ Value of Trades

% Industry

T - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+1 - noon

 

 

 

 

T+1 - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T+1 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+2 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+3 - midnight

 

 

 

 

andgt; T+3

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

Legend

"# of Trades" is the total number of transactions in the month;
"$ Value of Trades" is the total value of the transactions (purchases and sales) in the month.

Exhibit B - Individual matched trade statistics

Using the same format as Exhibit A above, provide the relevant information for each participant of the clearing agency in respect of client trades during the quarter that have been entered by the participant and matched within the timelines indicated in Exhibit A.

12.   Form 24-101F5 is amended by striking out the portion of the Form after the heading "Table 1 - Equity trades:" and before the heading "CERTIFICATE OF MATCHING SERVICE UTILITY" and substituting the following: 

Timeline

Entered into matching service utility by dealer-users/subscribers

Matched in matching service utility by other users/subscribers

 

# of Trades

% Industry

# of Trades

% Industry

T - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+1 - noon

 

 

 

 

T+1 - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T+1 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+2 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+3 - midnight

 

 

 

 

andgt; T+3

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

Table 2 - Debt trades:

Timeline

Entered into matching service utility by dealer-users/subscribers

Matched in matching service utility by other users/subscribers

 

$ Value of Trades

% Industry

$ Value of Trades

% Industry

T - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+1 - noon

 

 

 

 

T+1 - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

T+1 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+2 - midnight

 

 

 

 

T+3 - midnight

 

 

 

 

andgt; T+3

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

Legend

"# of Trades" is the total number of transactions in the month;
"$ Value of Trades" is the total value of the transactions (purchases and sales) in the month.

Exhibit D - Individual matched trade statistics

Using the same format as Exhibit C above, provide the relevant information for each user or subscriber in respect of trades during the quarter that have been entered by the user or subscriber and matched within the timelines indicated in Exhibit C.

13. This Instrument comes into force on July 1, 2010.