“OCC provides market participants with the confidence to trade options through enhanced resiliency and operational effectiveness.”

Kapil Rathi, Senior Vice President,

Options Business Strategy, BATS Global Markets


Bolstering market resiliency is OCC’s top priority. A resilient clearing infrastructure creates a stronger, more confident market. Participating exchanges like Bats rely on OCC to deliver efficient and effective clearing, settlement and risk management services to the U.S. options market. The confidence to trade options rests on a central counterparty like OCC who guarantees the markets operate efficiently. OCC ensures that the obligations of the contracts it clears are fulfilled under any market circumstance.


“OCC gives investors the confidence to use options strategies to enhance their financial success.”

Terry Savage

Syndicated Personal Finance Columnist


As a founding member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Terry Savage understands the value that equity options bring to investors. Today, she spends her time empowering investors to better understand personal finances, and this includes trading options. Options have become an integral part of the investor’s toolbox. Terry also values OCC’s role in managing risk within the industry. As a central counterparty, OCC acts as guarantor and ensures the integrity of the market—that the person on the other side of the options transaction will perform as promised.


“TD Ameritrade and OCC partner to educate investors on the risks and rewards of trading options, which contributes to industry growth.”

JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist

and Managing Director, TD Ameritrade


Investor education is the backbone of OCC and TD Ameritrade’s business model. Through The Options Industry Council, OCC provides unbiased options education to investors. This educational focus is reinforced by TD Ameritrade as a partner who develops and supports educational tools that allow retail clients to understand the risks and rewards of trading options. Educated investors better understand how to use options, which contributes significantly to industry growth.