IMPORTANT FINAL NOTICE
The American Stock Exchange (Amex) has made enhancements to its Order Processing and Post Trade Systems to automate the submission of executions into the Amex Intraday Comparison System for Equities (IDCE).
Effective on trade date April 3, 2006 all Amex BARS firms must be on direct submission for all Equity and ETF executed orders including those with a branch code of ZZZ.
Execution reports generated in "BARS" with actual contra firm names and reported via CMS
will contain "BARS……" in the MemoA/B Field in the execution report template (Line 4B). This will identify transactions automatically submitted into the Amex Intraday Comparison System for Equities (IDCE).
Orders executed electronically in the NMS environment, with "PER" as the contra firm, will be automatically submitted into IDCE in the same manner as they are today.
Questions regarding direct submission should be directed to Shirley Thompson @ 212-306-1161, Ed Cook @ 212-306-1748, Peter Fetiak @ 212-306-1472, or Frank Vento @ 212-306-1735.