OCC clears record 5.24 billion contracts in 2018
January 3, 2019

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, has confirmed that it set new annual cleared contract volume records in 2018 for the US exchange-listed options and futures industry.

In 2018, OCC cleared 5.24 billion total contracts and 5.14 billion options contracts. These numbers surpass the previous records, set in 2011, of 4.6 billion total contracts and 4.56 billion options contracts. Compared to 2017, OCC had a 21.1 percent increase in total contracts cleared and a 22.6 percent increase in options contracts cleared.

Said John Davidson, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer: "Throughout 2018 OCC delivered operational and capital efficiencies to our participating exchanges, clearing firms, and market users in our role as a systemically important financial market utility.

"As we look forward to 2019, my OCC colleagues remain committed to strengthening our resiliency and risk management capabilities to ensure confidence in the financial markets and the broader economy, and to continue to clear the path for growth in the US equity options and futures industry."

Additionally, last month was the most active December in OCC's history. Total cleared contract volume reached 436,771,941 contracts in December, up 26.2 percent compared to the December 2017 volume of 346,006,092 contracts. 





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OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, has confirmed that it set new annual cleared contract volume records in 2018 for the US exchange-listed options and futures industry.

In 2018, OCC cleared 5.24 billion total contracts and 5.14 billion options contracts. These numbers surpass the previous records, set in 2011, of 4.6 billion total contracts and 4.56 billion options contracts. Compared to 2017, OCC had a 21.1 percent increase in total contracts cleared and a 22.6 percent increase in options contracts cleared.

Said John Davidson, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer: "Throughout 2018 OCC delivered operational and capital efficiencies to our participating exchanges, clearing firms, and market users in our role as a systemically important financial market utility.

"As we look forward to 2019, my OCC colleagues remain committed to strengthening our resiliency and risk management capabilities to ensure confidence in the financial markets and the broader economy, and to continue to clear the path for growth in the US equity options and futures industry."

Additionally, last month was the most active December in OCC's history. Total cleared contract volume reached 436,771,941 contracts in December, up 26.2 percent compared to the December 2017 volume of 346,006,092 contracts. 



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