NYSE Arca has filed a rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission proposing to (i) eliminate the requirement of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.26 that market makers establish and maintain certain specifically prescribed information barriers, (ii) adopt new NYSE Arca Equities Rule 6.7 prohibiting Equity Trading Permit Holders from establishing, increasing, decreasing or liquidating an inventory position in a security or a derivative of such security based on non-public advance knowledge of the content or timing of a research report relating to that security, and (iii) revise NYSE Arca Equities Rule 6.18 to clarify that the requirements of this rule are consistent with the similar requirements of NASD Rule 3010. The SEC has approved the proposed rule change on an accelerated basis.

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