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May. 04, 2021
OCC April 2021 Total Volume Up 29.7 Percent from a Year Ago
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that April 2021 total cleared contract volume was 715,606,410 contracts, up 29.7 percent compared to April 2020 and the highest April volume on record. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through April was 40,143,253 contracts, up 44.1 percent compared to April 2020.Options: Total exchange-listed options cleared contract volume was 711,388,828, up 29.6 percent compared to April 2020. Equity options cleared contract volume was 674,204,936 contracts, up 30.7 percent compared to April 2020...
Apr. 26, 2021
OCC Designated as Best Place for Working Parents™ in Dallas
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, family-friendly workplace policies are more critical than ever for minimizing the economic impact on working parents, especially women and people of color. OCC is proud to share that we have earned the Dallas 2021 Best Place for Working Parents™ designation in recognition of our family-friendly policies and practices, reflecting our commitment to working parents and, by extension, their children. Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for working parents is part of OCC’s Diversity & Inclusion Value and ensures OCC continues to...
Apr. 19, 2021
OCC Congratulates New SEC Chair Gary Gensler
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today congratulated Gary Gensler on becoming the new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair.Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and my OCC colleagues, we congratulate Gary Gensler on becoming the new SEC chair. His deep expertise in public policy combined with his wealth of knowledge about the global financial markets will serve the Commission and the investing public well. We look forward to working with him and the other Commissioners on key issues...
Apr. 19, 2021
OCC Announces Clearing Fee Reduction to Two Cents Effective June 2021
As part of its continued commitment to deliver operational excellence to the users of the U.S. equity derivatives markets, OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced a reduction in clearing fees from four and a half cents ($0.045) per contract to two cents ($0.02) per contract effective June 1, 2021, subject to regulatory review.“Participation in listed options markets in 2021 has resulted in historic cleared contract volumes, outpacing even 2020 highs,” said John Davidson, OCC Chief Executive Officer. “March and January 2021...
Apr. 05, 2021
OCC March 2021 Total Volume Up 34.8 Percent from a Year Ago
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that March 2021 total cleared contract volume was 904,039,629 contracts, the highest volume month on record and up 34.8 percent compared to March 2020. March also marks the end of the highest quarter by contract volume in OCC’s history. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through March was 42,231,809 contracts, up 48.7 percent compared to March 2020.Options: Total exchange-listed options cleared contract volume was 898,653,388, up 35.6 percent compared to March 2020. Equity options...

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