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Comments on the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

OCC, along with 10 firms, submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the proposal to amend Rule 15b9-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The proposal would amend the rule to require broker-dealers that engage in off-exchange trading and non-member exchange trading to become members of FINRA. Through its impact on options market making firms, the letter addresses the disproportionate impact the proposal will have on the options markets and investors in those markets. The letter offers alternatives for the SEC to consider with regard to the proposal's application to options market making firms should the SEC decide to move forward with it.

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).