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OCC Chicago

Where Options Clearing was Born

Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, has been the headquarters of OCC since our founding in 1973.  Chicago is where the first options in the nation were cleared. When people in finance think options, they think Chicago.

A great career opportunity in risk management, software engineering, platform development, data science, or quantitative analysis, to name a few, isn't the only thing on offer when you're part of OCC. The lifestyle in this town of almost 3 million dwellers is unparalleled. Although Chicago is immediately recognizable by its soaring skyline set along the shore of Lake Michigan, it's also home to an extraordinary set of residential neighborhoods and suburbs, each one with its own characteristics and history.

Places to see

Chicago RiverwalkArt Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, Buckingham FountainWillis Tower

Get to know Chicago

Chicago History MuseumChoose Chicago



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This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (investorservices@theocc.com).