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The Options Clearing Corporation

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), founded in 1973, is the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. OCC provides high-quality clearing and settlement services and sound risk management with great cost efficiency for the listed options market. Today, the protections of our financial guarantee and central counterparty role extend beyond listed options to financial and commodity futures, security futures, securities lending and OTC equity derivatives.

OCC’s role as a trusted industry utility is built upon our commitment to excellence in risk management and the strength of our financial guarantee, which allows us to stand behind every trade that we clear. OCC’s three-tiered system of financial safeguards includes margin requirements, a clearing fund and rigorous membership standards. OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
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Chicago, IL


485 US Employees


Back Office Services

Recent Awards

  • 2011