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Dec. 02, 2020
OCC November 2020 Total Volume Up 71 Percent from a Year Ago

OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that November 2020 total cleared contract volume was 677,190,590 contracts, up 71 percent from November 2019. This marks the highest November ever and the second-highest month on record. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through November was 29,295,206 contracts, up 48.4 percent from November 2019.

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Oct. 30, 2020
Keeping markets on an even keel: How clearinghouse strength provides resilience

For most people, the name Lehman Brothers evokes the worst days of the 2008 financial crisis. For OCC and other central counterparty (CCP) clearinghouses, it represents an inflection point that demonstrated how crucial CCPs are in providing operational and financial resiliency for financial markets. Throughout volatile times, including those seen so far this year, centrally cleared markets have continued to deliver stability and market integrity for investors.

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Oct. 29, 2020
The future is now

Despite recent innovations, the process of transferring underlying securities between parties of a securities lending trade can still take up to several days and involve multiple intermediaries. However, through the emerging technology that is blockchain, financial institutions could reduce costs, increase efficiency, and execute transactions instantly and directly between the two parties, according to its advocates.

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Sep. 22, 2020
OCC Recovery and Orderly Wind-Down Plan Participant Guide

Contents

  • OCC 
    • Designation as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility
    • Regulatory Oversight
    • Who OCC Serves
  • Purpose of Recovery and Orderly Wind-Down Plan
  • Expected Content of Recovery and Orderly Wind-Down Plan
  • Governance of Recovery and Orderly Wind-Down Plan
  • OCC’s Critical...
Sep. 22, 2020
OCC Issues Paper on Central Clearinghouse Resiliency and Stability

In the midst of record cleared contract volume, OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today released a paper titled, Optimizing Incentives, Resilience and Stability in Central Counterparty Clearing, on central counterparty (CCP) clearing resiliency, recovery and resolution. The paper details OCC’s approach as a market utility, to risk and capital management, ensuring industry feedback is received and considered, enhancing operational resiliency, and providing greater...

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