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Blog Category: Market Efficiencies

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 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

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

June 6, 2017
Providing Stability for the U.S. Listed Equity Options Market
By Craig Donohue
OCC Executive Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue discusses financial tax reform and the implementation of SA-CCR, and the potential impact such proposals could have on the listed equity options markets.
Categories: Company Updates, Market Efficiencies, Regulation

April 25, 2017
OCC Says Implementation of SA-CCR Important For Liquid and Orderly Listed Options Markets
By John Fennell
OCC Chief Risk Officer John Fennell discusses the implementation of the Standardized Approach for Counterparty Credit Risk (SA-CCR) and its potential impact on liquidity in the listed options markets.
Categories: Market Efficiencies, Regulation

March 16, 2017
OCC Educating Lawmakers on Potential Impact of Tax Reform on Listed Equity Options Market
By Craig Donohue
OCC Executive Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue talks about the potential impact of comprehensive tax reform on listed equity options markets.
Categories: Company Updates, Market Efficiencies, Regulation

September 22, 2016
Blockchain could create efficiencies for markets
By Craig Donohue
OCC Executive Chairman and CEO, Craig Donohue, discusses his thoughts on blockchain and its potential to create efficiencies for market participants.
Categories: Blockchain, Fintech, Market Efficiencies