Friday, November 30, 2012

MFQS News #2012 - 6
NASDAQ OMX Will Modify the MFQS Fee Schedule In 2013

Product Impacted:

  • Mutual Fund Quotation Service (MFQS)

Contact Information:

What you need to know:

  • Effective January 1, 2013, NASDAQ OMX® will make the following modifications to the MFQS listing and application fee structure:
  • MFQS Change Request Application Fees will be eliminated.
  • MFQS Annual Listing Fee will be increased by $25 to $500 per instrument.

What is changing?

Effective January 1, 2013, NASDAQ OMX will be modifying the following MFQS listing and application fees:

  • MFQS Change Request Application Fee of $25 per instrument / symbol will be eliminated.
  • MFQS Annual Listing Fee will be increased by $25 to $500 per instrument / symbol.

The MFQS New Instrument Application Fee and UIT Replacement Application Fee will remain unchanged.

NASDAQ OMX is modifying its fee schedule as part of the MFQS initiative to improve application turnaround time and data quality.

How is NASDAQ OMX planning to improve application turnaround time and data quality issues?

To reduce the MFQS application turnaround time, NASDAQ OMX will:

  • Remove MFQS change request application fee.
  • Outreach effort to educate firms on how to use the secured MFQS website for listing application submission and tracking purposes.
  • Streamline and simplify the MFQS support page and application forms on the NASDAQ OMX Trader website.

To improve MFQS data quality, NASDAQ OMX will:

  • Initiate a customer outreach effort to address non-pricing funds in the MFQS system.
  • Reorganize MFQS Operations team to address data quality issues such as:
  • Data errors or omissions in MFQS listing applications
  • Data errors with live MFQS instruments (such as incorrect reporting intervals and incorrect CUSIP numbers)
  • Work with the market data community to properly process MFQS late price entries and T+1 corrections.

When will the new MFQS fee structure go into effect?

The new MFQS fee structure will officially go into effect on January 1, 2013.

NASDAQ OMX will reflect the new MFQS listing fee of $500 per instrument / symbol on the 2013 annual invoice being sent to MFQS issuers and administrators on or about January 7, 2013.

NASDAQ OMX will remove MFQS change request application fee structure as of January 1, 2013. Effective immediately, firms should not remit processing fees for MFQS name/symbol change requests with an effective date of January 1, 2013 or later.

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About the NASDAQ OMX Group:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit