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Jul. 06, 2020
OCC Implements Phase III of Financial Safeguards Framework

Enhancing its resiliency as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Phase III of the company's Financial Safeguards Framework (FSF) for liquidity on June 4, 2020. The approved changes were implemented on June 29, 2020.

“The implementation of the Financial Safeguards Framework Phase III enhancements is an important milestone for OCC, our...

Jun. 17, 2020
#TradeTalks: How OCC Strengthened its Resiliency to Prepare for #COVID19

Options Clearing Corp clearing record volumes with over 98% of its employees working remotely. Chief Operating Officer Scot Warren joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq #TradeTalks to discuss how OCC strengthened its resiliency to prepare for #COVID19.

Jun. 01, 2020
OCC Welcomes the Small Exchange

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today congratulated the Small Exchange on its successful launch. With this newest addition, OCC now provides central counterparty clearing and settlement services to 21 exchanges and trading platforms for options, security futures, financial and commodity futures, and securities lending transactions.

"As the U.S. exchange-traded derivatives industry continues to expand, we are pleased to welcome the Small Exchange as a participant exchange," said...

May. 14, 2020
OCC Named Best Clearing House – Equities by Markets Media

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that it was named Best Clearing House – Equities by Markets Media for the third consecutive year. The award was announced today as part of the publication's 8th Annual Markets Choice Awards.

"This award is a testament to the hard work of all my colleagues at OCC whose dedication to delivering clearance and settlement services over the past year have allowed us to thrive in a work from home environment."...

May. 05, 2020
OCC Selects Axoni to Modernize Securities Lending Infrastructure

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced that it has selected Axoni, a technology firm that specializes in multi-party workflows and infrastructure, to develop and implement a distributed ledger technology solution to replace its existing securities lending infrastructure. Today's announcement marks another milestone for OCC's...

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