Investors Exchange Fee Schedule

Effective September 26, 2018

Membership fees

Membership Fee
Investors Exchange FREE

Connectivity fees

Service Fee
10G Physical Port FREE
1G Physical Port FREE
Logical Port FREE

Market Data fees

Definitions

  • "Internal Distribution Fee" is the fee charged to any entity that receives the Exchange Market Data product directly from the Exchange or indirectly through another entity and then distributes that data internally or to an affiliate.
  • "External Distribution Fee" is the fee charged to any entity that receives the Exchange Market Data product directly from the Exchange or indirectly through another entity and then distributes the data externally to a third party.
  • "Usage Fee" is the fee charged for a natural person, a proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or entity, or device (computer or other automated service) entitled for the receipt of Exchange data.
Service Fee
Internal Distribution Fee FREE
External Distribution Fee FREE
Usage Fee FREE

Transaction fees

  • All fees identify cost per share executed unless otherwise specified.
  • Footnotes provide further explanatory text or indicate variable rate changes, provided the conditions in the footnote are met.
  • The rates listed in the Base Rates table apply unless a Member’s transaction is assigned a Fee Code other than a Base Fee Code (an "Additional Fee Code"). If a Member’s transaction is assigned an Additional Fee Code, the rates listed in the Fee Codes and Associated Fees table will apply.
  • Executions below $1.00 are assessed a fee of 0.30% of TDV unless the Fee Code Combination results in a FREE execution.
  • The Exchange passes-through in full any fees charged by/rebates received from away venues ("Cost") to the Member and adds the IEX fee (i.e., a $0.0001 charge per share).

Definitions

  • "Fee Code" is identified on each execution report message from the Exchange in the Trade Liquidity Indicator (FIX tag 9730) field.
  • "MPID" means a market participant identifier.
  • "TDV" means the total dollar value of the execution calculated as the execution price multiplied by the number of shares executed in the transaction.
  • "Quote instability" is defined in IEX Rule 11.190(g).
  • "CQRF Threshold” means the Crumbling Quote Remove Fee Threshold. The threshold is equal to 5% of the sum of a Member’s total monthly executions on IEX, measured on a per logical port (i.e., session) per MPID basis.
  • "Spread-crossing eligible order" means a buy order that is executable at the NBO or a sell order that is executable at the NBB after accounting for the order’s limit (if any), peg instruction (if any), market conditions, and all applicable rules and regulations.

Base Rates:

Base Fee Codes Description Executions at or above $1.00 Executions below $1.00
I, X Standard Match Fee $0.0009 0.30% of TDV
L Reduced Match Fee $0.0003 0.30% of TDV
O, C, H, P Auction Match Fee $0.0003 0.30% of TDV
Alpha Routing and removing liquidity (all routing options) Cost + $0.0001

Fee Code Modifiers:

Additional Fee Codes Description Fee
S Internalization Fee: Member executes against resting liquidity provided by such Member FREE
Q Crumbling Quote Remove Fee: removes liquidity during periods of quote instability at or within the NBBO above the CQRF Threshold, measured on an MPID basis1 $0.0030
N Spread-Crossing Eligible Remove Fee: removes liquidity with a spread-crossing eligible order $0.0009
D Discounted Single-Price Cross Fee: displayed interest resting on the Continuous Book executes in a cross or auction FREE

Market Quality Incentive Programs:

IEX Enhanced Market Maker ("IEMM Rates"): Unless an IEX Enhanced Market Maker ("IEMM") pursuant to Rule 11.160(a) otherwise qualifies for a lower rate, IEMMs will receive the following discounts for executions during continuous trading in securities priced at or above $1.00. If a Member qualifies under both the Inside Tier and the Depth Tier, any earned Standard Match Fee Discount, Reduced Match Fee Discount, and Spread-Crossing Eligible Remove Fee Discount will be aggregated and applied to such Member’s executions subject to the Standard Match Fee, Reduced Match Fee, or Spread-Crossing Eligible Remove Fee in securities priced at or above $1.00, subject to the applicable Depth Tier aggregate monthly savings cap of $20,000.00.2

IEMM Tier Standard Match Fee Discount Reduced Match Fee Discount Spread-Crossing Eligible Remove Fee Discount
Inside Tier $0.0001 $0.0001 $0.0001
Depth Tier $0.0001 $0.0001 $0.0001

Fee Codes and Associated Fees:

Additional Fee Codes Description Fee
I Adds or removes non-displayed liquidity $0.0009
L Adds or removes displayed liquidity $0.0003
IS Member executes against resting non-displayed liquidity provided by such Member FREE
IQ1 Removes non-displayed liquidity during periods of quote instability $0.0009
IN Removes non-displayed liquidity with a spread-crossing eligible order $0.0009
LS Member executes against resting displayed liquidity provided by such Member FREE
LQ1 Removes displayed liquidity during periods of quote instability $0.0003
LN Removes displayed liquidity with a spread-crossing eligible order $0.0003
ISQ1 Member removes non-displayed liquidity provided by such Member during periods of quote instability FREE
ISN Member removes non-displayed liquidity provided by such Member with a spread-crossing eligible order FREE
IQN1 Removes non-displayed liquidity during periods of quote instability with a spread-crossing eligible order $0.0009
LSQ1 Member removes displayed liquidity provided by such Member during periods of quote instability FREE
LSN Member removes non-displayed liquidity provided by such Member with a spread-crossing eligible order FREE
LQN1 Removes displayed liquidity during periods of quote instability with a spread-crossing eligible order $0.0003
ISQN1 Member removes non-displayed liquidity provided by such Member during periods of quote instability with a spread-crossing eligible order FREE
LSQN1 Member removes non-displayed liquidity provided by such Member during periods of quote instability with a spread-crossing eligible order FREE
X Opening Process for Non-Listed Securities ("Opening Process") $0.0009
XD Displayed interest resting on the Continuous Book executes in the Opening Process FREE
O Opening Auction, IEX-listed security $0.0003
OD Displayed interest resting on the Continuous Book executes in the Opening Auction FREE
C Closing Auction, IEX-listed security $0.0003
CD Displayed interest resting on the Continuous Book executes in the Closing Auction FREE
H Halt or Volatility Auction, IEX-listed security $0.0003
P IPO Auction, IEX-listed security $0.0003

Footnotes

1

Crumbling Quote Remove Fee: Executions with Fee Code Q that exceed the CQRF Threshold are subject to the Crumbling Quote Remove Fee identified in the Fee Code Modifiers table. Executions with Fee Code Q that do not exceed the CQRF Threshold are subject to the fees identified in the Fee Codes and Associated Fees table.

2 Aggregation of Activity of Affiliated Members:

  • For purposes of applying the provisions of Rule 11.170(a), a Member may request that the Exchange aggregate its activity with activity of such Member’s affiliated Members.
    1. A Member requesting aggregation of affiliate activity is required to certify to the Exchange the affiliate status of Members whose activity it seeks to aggregate prior to receiving approval for aggregation, and inform the Exchange immediately of any event that causes an entity to cease being an affiliate. The Exchange shall review available information regarding the entities and reserves the right to request additional information to verify the affiliate status of an entity. The Exchange shall approve a request unless it determines that the certification is not accurate.
    2. If two or more Members become affiliated on or prior to the sixteenth day of a month and submit the required request for aggregation on or prior to the twenty-second day of the month, an approval of the request by the Exchange shall be deemed to be effective as of the first day of that month. If two or more Members become affiliated after the sixteenth day of a month or submit a request for aggregation after the twenty-second day of the month, an approval of the request by the Exchange shall be deemed to be effective as of the first day of the next calendar month.
  • For purposes of applying the provisions of Rule 11.170(a), references to an IEMM shall include the Member and any of its affiliates that have been approved for aggregation.
  • The term “affiliate” shall mean any Member under 75% common ownership or control of that Member.

Registration and processing fees

The following fees will be collected and retained by FINRA via the CRD registration system for the registration of associated persons of IEX Members that are not also FINRA Members:

  1. $100 for each initial Form U4 filed for the registration of a representative or principal;
  2. $110 for the additional processing of each initial or amended Form U4, Form U5 or Form BD that includes the initial reporting, amendment, or certification of one or more disclosure events or proceedings;
  3. $45 annual for each of the Member’s registered representatives and principals for system processing;
  4. $15 for processing and posting to the CRD system each set of fingerprint cards submitted electronically by the Member, plus a pass-through of any other charge imposed by the United States Department of Justice for processing each set of fingerprints;
  5. $30 for processing and posting to the CRD system each set of fingerprint cards submitted in non-electronic format by the Member, plus a pass-through of any other charge imposed by the United States Department of Justice for processing each set of fingerprints; and
  6. $30 for processing and posting to the CRD system each set of fingerprint results and identifying information that has been processed through a self-regulatory organization other than FINRA.

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