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Aug. 03, 2020
OCC July 2020 Total Volume Up 52.5 Percent from a Year Ago

CORRECTION: Fourth paragraph, second sentence of release should read: Securities lending CCP activity increased by 2.8 percent in new loans from July 2019 with 117,997 transactions last month (instead of Securities lending CCP activity decreased by 85 percent in new loans from July 2019 with 117,997 transactions last month).

The corrected release reads:

OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that July 2020 total...

Aug. 03, 2020
The Need for Improved Communication in the Securities Lending Industry

OCC's Matt Wolfe contributed an article, "The Need for Improved Communication in the Securities Lending Industry," to Global Investor's Americas Securities Finance Guide 2020. 

Read the article here (pages 18-20).

Aug. 03, 2020
Letter to Clearing Member Firms - OCC To Lower Costs for Users of U.S. Equity Derivatives Markets

Dear Colleagues:

We want to provide you with information on some important initiatives we are working on which will reduce our fees, support a year-end refund to clearing members and strengthen our prefunded resources with a persistent minimum level of skin-in-the-game.

Funding Operations and Critical Initiatives

OCC today is in a stronger financial position than ever before...

Aug. 03, 2020
OCC To Lower Costs for Users of U.S. Equity Derivatives Markets

As part of its 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, a...

Jul. 07, 2020
CCPs Again Demonstrate Strong Resilience in Times of Crisis - a CCP12 Paper

CCP12 - The Global Association of Central Counterparties – published a paper which emphasizes the exceptional handling of crises by CCPs despite unprecedented volatility, record clearing volumes and long-term implementation of Business Continuity Plans.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, OCC played a part in maintaining financial market stability, helping to provide market participants with an efficient and effective forum to manage their risks, whilst providing transparency and operational reliability.

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