Apr. 24, 2024
FISL Preview: securities lending markets, routes, and structures set for 2024 shake-up
Ahead of the 2024 Finadium Investors in Securities Lending (FISL) conference, our Head of Securities Lending, Oberon “Obie” Knapp, sat down with Finadium to discuss key themes and areas of focus at the event. Read the article here. We hope you’ll join Obie and OCC at FISL in New York City on Thursday, May 9. Alongside industry leaders across the securities finance ecosystem, he’ll be sharing his unique insights on securities loans during a breakout session on the evolution of central clearing and a panel discussion on routes to market. Register here.
Apr. 22, 2024
Join us on April 30 at the Options Industry Conference
We hope you’ll join us on April 30 at the Options Industry Conference for three days of discussions on everything options. Our CEO, Andrej Bolkovic, will join industry leaders for the final panel on Thursday, Embedded Optionality: Shaping the Future of the Industry, to discuss exchange operations, the state of competition, the return of floor trading and resiliency for the next 50 years. Register here!
Apr. 16, 2024
OCC Comment on BCBS-CPMI-IOSCO Consultative report, Transparency and responsiveness of initial margin in centrally cleared markets
The Options Clearing Corporation ("OCC") appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the BCBS-CPMI-IOSCO (collectively, the Joint Working Group on Margin, or “JWGM”) Consultative report, Transparency and responsiveness of initial margin in centrally cleared markets – review and policy proposals (the “Report”). As a systemically important central counterparty (“CCP”) and the sole US CCP for listed equity options, OCC is pleased to participate in the ongoing dialogue between CCPs, clearing members, end users, and international standard setting bodies on optimizing margin transparency...
Apr. 05, 2024
OCC’s Dallas Office Receives 2024 Best Place for Working Parents® Designation
OCC is proud to share that, for the fourth consecutive year, our Dallas office has earned the Best Place for Working Parents® business designation in recognition of our family-friendly policies and practices. Fostering a culture of inclusion, belonging and trust is essential for supporting working parents and all colleagues in an organization. It is also a core part of OCC’s #WeAreOCC value and critical for attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse range of talent. “Our Dallas colleagues are comprised of a diverse group of highly talented individuals, and it fills me with pride to...
Apr. 02, 2024
OCC March 2024 Monthly Volume Data
Contract Volume March 2024 Contracts March 2023 Contracts % Change 2024 YTD ADV 2023 YTD ADV % Change Equity Options 498,211,676 499,897,267 -0.3% 24,938,499 23,561,702 5.8% ETF Options 363,007,938 463,478,231 -21.7% 18,372,329 18,871,068 -2.6% Index Options 82,239,260 89,609,170 -8.2% 4,141,473 3,623,983 14.3% Total Options 943,458,874 1,052,984,668 -10.4% 47,452,301 46,056,753 3.0% Futures 4,342,096 6,183,857 -29.8% 220,036 232,024 -5.2% Total Volume 947,800,970 1,059,168,525 -10.5% 47,672,337 46,288,777 3.0% Securities Lending March 2024 Avg. Daily Loan Value March 2023 Avg. Daily Loan...
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