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Feb. 02, 2023
OCC Clears 923M Contracts in January 2023, Third Highest Month on Record
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that year-to-date average daily volume through January 2023 was 46.2 million contracts, up 2.9 percent compared to year-to-date average daily volume through January 2022. Total volume was 923.2 million contracts, up 2.9 percent compared to January 2022 and the third highest month in OCC’s history. Highlights ETF options cleared contract volume up 15.6% year-over-year Index options cleared contract volume up 31.7% year-over-year Total options cleared contract volume up 3.1% year-over-year Contract Volume...
Jan. 30, 2023
Meet Our Chief Clearing and Settlement Services Officer, Mike Hansen
Experience More than 20 years of options industry experience OCC’s Dallas site leader Has served in various roles throughout his tenure at OCC, including in back office processing, pricing and member services Education: Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduated from SIA’s Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Quick Facts: Dallas Regional Chamber Member Director Metrocrest Services Board Member Leadership Dallas Class of 2021 - Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Quote “I’ve been...
Jan. 12, 2023
Built In Honors OCC in 2023 Best Places to Work Awards
On Wednesday, January 11, Built In honored The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) in its Best Places to Work Awards for the second consecutive year. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprises, across the U.S. OCC was recognized on the following lists: Chicago Best Midsize Places to Work Dallas Best Places to Work Dallas Best Midsize Places to Work Washington DC Best Places to Work Washington DC Best Midsize Places to Work “We are thrilled and honored that OCC is once again included in Built In’s Best Places to Work Awards,” said Carla Dawson...
Jan. 10, 2023
Meet Our COO, Dan Busby
Experience: 23 years at OCC Previously served as OCC’s Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Clearing and Settlement Services Officer. Held numerous leadership roles during his OCC tenure including in investor relations and business operations. Education: MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University Graduated from SIA’s Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Quick Facts: Member of OCC’s Operations Roundtable Represents OCC on the SIFMA Listed...
Jan. 06, 2023
How OCC’s Process Improvement of the Year Award Transformed One Colleague’s Career
In 2021, OCC’s Business Engineering & Strategy team created its Process Improvement of the Year Awards to recognize outstanding work in designing and implementing process improvement concepts that help make OCC more effective and efficient. One of 2021’s winners, Betty Ragan, submitted an entry for the awards unaware of the major impact it would have on her career. Betty Ragan, Associate Principal, Business Engineering & Strategy “We created the Process Improvement of the Year award to recognize some of the amazing efforts that are going on all around us,” said Bill Raczyk, Executive...
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