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2018 OCC Blog

August 29, 2018
OCC Enhances Resilience with Regulatory Approval of Recovery and Wind Down and Associated Recovery Tools
By John Davidson
OCC has received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of the company's proposed recovery tools and proposed recovery and orderly wind-down plan.
Categories: Clearing Services, Company Updates, Compliance, Regulation, Risk Management

August 15, 2018
Get the Facts About Covered Calls
By the team at the Options Industry Council
The covered call is one of most common option strategies there is, but it isn't going to be right for every situation.
Categories: Industry Education, OIC, Risk Management

August 6, 2018
OCC Clears the Path to Greater Capital Efficiencies for Clearing Firms in U. S. Exchange-Listed Options Markets
By Craig Donohue
Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, discusses the benefits of OCC's new Financial Safeguard Framework (FSF), which was approved by the SEC. Implementation begins September 4.
Categories: Clearing Services, Company Updates, Compliance, Market Efficiencies, Risk Management

June 20, 2018
Exchange-Listed Options Mean Opportunity for Pensions and Endowments
By Joseph Cusick
Joseph Cusick, OIC Director of Institutional Investor Education, discusses the findings from the recent OIC-sponsored Greenwich Associates study on institutional investors' use of exchange-listed options and how pension funds and endowments can use exchange-listed options to address underfundedness.
Categories: Industry Education, OIC

April 26, 2018
A Decade After the Financial Crisis, These Lessons Can't Be Forgotten
By John Davidson
John Davidson, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer, shares six lessons from the financial crisis which are relevant for central counterparties, such as OCC, as well as other types of financial intermediaries.
Categories: Company Updates, Regulation, Risk Management

April 10, 2018
Creating a More Resilient OCC to Serve Our Clearing Firms
By Scot Warren
Scot Warren, OCC Chief Administrative Officer, discusses OCC's new cash clearing fund and how it supports OCC's mission of being the foundation for secure markets.
Categories: Clearing Services, Company Updates, Market Efficiencies

March 27, 2018
OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry
By Craig Donohue
Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman and CEO, reflects on OCC's successes in 2017 and what the world's largest equity derivatives organization is focused on for 2018.
Categories: Clearing Services, Industry Education, Market Efficiencies

March 8, 2018
What's the Takeaway From the Recent Options Volume Surge? You Still Have to Do Your Homework!
By Joseph Cusick
Joseph Cusick, OIC Director of Institutional Investor Education, discusses the recent surge in options trading volume and what it could mean for options investors.
Category: Industry Education, OIC

February 5, 2018
Meet OCC Investor Services—Supporting Investors and the U.S. Options Industry
By Ed Modla
Ed Modla, Manager of Investor Services at OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, discusses his team's primary functions and responsibilities to better serve investors who use the U.S. exchange-listed options markets.
Category: Industry Education, OIC