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Jun. 22, 2022
OCC Board of Directors Appoints Andrej Bolkovic as CEO-Elect
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Andrej Bolkovic, currently CEO of Akuna Capital, LLC, as its next Chief Executive Officer, replacing John P. Davidson who will retire in the first half of 2023. Bolkovic will officially join OCC as CEO-Elect on October 3, 2022, and will work closely with Davidson, the Board of Directors and Management Committee to facilitate a smooth transition of responsibilities.Since March 2021, Bolkovic has served as the CEO of Akuna Capital, LLC and its affiliated broker...
Jun. 22, 2022
LinkedIn Lists OCC in Top Companies to Work for in Financial Services
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced that it was recognized by LinkedIn as a 2022 Top Company in Financial Services for the first time ever. LinkedIn’s annual Top Companies: Industry Edition List highlights the top 25 companies in which to grow a career across nine different industries in the U.S., serving as a resource for professionals at every stage of their career journey.“We are proud to be recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Company for our commitment to supporting our employees’ development and professional growth...
Jun. 02, 2022
OCC May 2022 Total Volume Up 19.7% Year-Over-Year, Highest May on Record
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that year-to-date average daily volume through May 2022 was 41.7 million contracts, up 6.0 percent compared to year-to-date average daily volume through May 2021. Total volume was 866.5 million contracts, up 19.7 percent compared to May 2021.HighlightsETF options cleared contract volume up 64.1% year-over-yearIndex options cleared contract volume up 49.4% year-over-yearStock Loan transaction volume up 38.6% year-over-yearContract Volume May 2022 ContractsMay 2021 Contracts% Change2022 YTD...
May. 12, 2022
Dave Hoag Takes Financial Tech to Next Level: ChicagoCIO vice chair discusses successful leadership style
OCC’s Chief Information Officer Dave Hoag has spent most of his career in financial technology, helping shape the transformation of derivatives market infrastructure. As current vice chair and incoming chair of ChicagoCIO, a peer-based networking group that helps CIOs in the Chicago area maximize their leadership effectiveness, Hoag recently talked with Crain's Chicago Business about his leadership style and future plans for the organization. Read it here.
May. 11, 2022
OCC Comments on FTX Request for Amended DCO Registration Order
In a May 11 letter to the CFTC, OCC commented on the proposal by LedgerX LLC, d/b/a FTX US Derivatives ("FTX"), to offer margined derivatives contracts on cryptocurrencies directly to participants without the benefits of clearing through a futures commission merchant. While FTX styles its proposal as a request for amendment to its order of registration as a derivatives clearing organization ("DCO"), FTX’s proposal may be more fairly characterized as a request for exemption from clearing transactions in the manner contemplated by the DCO Core Principles, CFTC...
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