The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), named Risk Magazine’s 2022 Clearing House of the Year, is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms.
OCC also provides free and engaging educational resources about the benefits and risks of options through its Options Industry Council (OIC).
To learn more about what OCC does, the markets it serves and the products it clears, download a PDF below
OCC At a Glance
- A Brief Introduction
- Products Cleared + Markets Served
- How OCC is Structured
- OCC Stock Loan Programs
- What Is a SIFMU?
- Intro to Trading Halts
- Clearing Membership Criteria
- OCC Financial Safeguards