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2019 OCC Blog

March 25, 2019
What Does the Future Hold for Securities Lending?
By Matt Wolfe, OCC Vice President of Business Development
While strong relationships will always be important in the securities lending marketplace, there is a growing emphasis on data collection. Decisions are being influenced by data analytics. In my view, the future of securities lending will be data-driven and the leaders will be those that make the most effective use of data.
Categories: Securities Lending/Stock Loan, Risk Management

February 27, 2019
Technology is the Foundation of Efficient and Effective Capital Markets
By John Davidson
The U.S. has the world's deepest and most liquid capital markets in part because it has the best and most innovative technology from a plethora of highly competitive users and providers. Within the market infrastructure industry, I see technology as an enabler of efficient and effective capital markets.
Categories: Clearing Services, Cyber Security, Market Efficiencies, Regulation, Risk Management

January 9, 2019
The Essential Components of The Risk Management Framework for CCPs
By Dale Michaels
Central counterparties (CCPs) like OCC have performed extraordinarily well during many stressful periods, including the financial crisis of 2008. This is due to the many clearinghouse innovations that have been put in place, including mark-to-market settlements, initial margin models, and default management processes.
Categories: Clearing Services, Regulation, Risk Management

January 2, 2019
OCC Continues to Fulfill its Role as a SIFMU
By John Davidson
Throughout 2018, OCC operated in a robust and resilient manner, clearing over 20 million contracts a day for our highest ever annual cleared volume, while providing the U.S. equity options and futures markets with unparalleled financial integrity.
Categories: Clearing Services, Company Updates, Compliance, Market Efficiencies, Risk Management