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Blog Category: Clearing Services

November 7, 2018
Why a SIFMU Must Always Manage Liquidity Risk
By John Fennell
John Fennell, OCC's Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, explains how OCC has enhanced its resiliency to support U.S. options market participants after the 2008 financial crisis.
Categories: Clearing Services, Compliance, Liquidity/CalPERS, Operational Risk Management, Risk Management

October 29, 2018
The Importance of a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility
By John Fennell
John Fennell, OCC's Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, explains OCC's role as a central counterparty within the current regulatory environment.
Categories: Clearing Services, Compliance, Regulation, Risk Management

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 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

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

December 20, 2017
Advocating for a stronger U.S. options market
By John Davidson
John Davidson, OCC Chief Operating Officer, recently spoke at SIFMA's Annual Listed Options Symposium and shared his insight on how the exchange-listed options industry could be impacted by various regulations and risks in 2018.
Categories: Clearing Services, Company Updates, Market Efficiencies

July 26, 2016
OCC: Moving from a Utility to an Influencer
By Craig Donohue
Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman, discusses the reasons why OCC was named Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine.
Categories: Clearing Services

June 29, 2016
The Role of Central Clearing and How it Could be Applied to Securities Lending
By Scot Warren
Scot Warren, OCC Executive Vice President of Business and Product Development, discusses OCC's role as the only central counterparty for equity stock loan transactions and the overall growth of OCC's securities lending program.
Categories: Clearing Services, Securities Lending/Stock Loan

May 31, 2016
An Advocate for the Listed U.S. Equities Options Industry
By Craig Donohue
OCC believes strongly in its purpose of ensuring confidence in the financial markets and the broader economy. Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman, explains OCC's role in the industry and its commitment to being the foundation for secure markets.
Categories: Clearing Services, Compliance, DOL Fiduciary Rule, Regulation