– Glossary

Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

Founded in 1973, the OCC is the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. OCC clears transactions for put and call options on common stocks and other equity issues, stock indexes, foreign currencies, interest rate composites, and single-stock futures. The OCC also offers clearing and settlement services for transactions in futures and options on futures. Operating under the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, OCC is jointly owned by the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, and Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

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