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OCC 2015 Cleared Contract Volume Third Highest Ever at 4.2 Billion

Total Volume Down 3 Percent from 2014

OCC Securities Lending CCP Activity Up 19 Percent in December and Up 16 Percent Overall

CHICAGO (January 4, 2016) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today said 2015 cleared contract volume was its third-highest total ever at 4,210,542,258 contracts, representing a three percent decrease from 2014 volume of 4,333,019,384 contracts. OCC ended the year with 345,836,508 cleared contracts in December, down four percent from December 2014.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume was down three percent in 2015 with 4,143,637,271 contracts. Total options volume in December was 338,822,054 contracts, down four percent from December 2014. Average daily options volume in 2015 was down three percent with 16,443,005 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 66,904,987 futures contracts in 2015, a one percent decrease from 2014. OCC ended the year with 7,014,454 cleared futures contracts in December, up 15 percent from December 2014. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume was down one percent in 2015 with 265,496 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 19% percent increase in new loans from December 2014 with 138,358 transactions last month. Stock loan activity in 2015 was up 16 percent from 2014 with 1,399,966 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value at OCC in December was $155,790,053,724.

For 2015 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 
Dec 2015 Total Contract Volume
Dec 2014 Total Contract Volume
Dec Total Contract % Change vs. 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2014
Equity Options
305,902,180
318,120,627
-3.84%
14,793,330
15,258,227
-3.05%
Index Options
32,919,874
36,487,372
-9.78%
1,649,675
1,667,840
-1.09%
Total Options
338,822,054
354,607,999
-4.45%
16,443,005
16,926,066
-2.85%
Total Futures
7,014,454
6,080,155
15.4%
265,496
268,455
-1.10%
Total Volume
345,836,508
360,688,154
-4.12%
16,708,501
17,194,521
-2.83%

About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 18 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.