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2016 OCC Views

December 20, 2016 – eFinancial Careers
This firm is competing with banks to hire data analysts, developers and even ex-traders
Tracy Raben, OCC Chief Human Resources Officer, talks with eFinancial Careers about hiring talent at OCC.

December 8, 2016 – Futures & Options World Magazine
OCC Embraces New Role as Industry Advocate
Named by FOW Magazine as Clearinghouse of the Year—The Americas, OCC has long been the clearing house behind the US equity options market but 2016 saw the firm assume a new role as an advocate for the market it serves.

November 23, 2016 – Risk Intelligence Magazine
Options Clearing Corp.'s CRO for the SIFMU Era
John Fennell, OCC Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, recently spoke to Jeff Kutler, editor of GARP's Risk Intelligence Magazine, about his role as chief risk officer for OCC. GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) is the only global membership group for risk managers. In the interview, John talks about how he and his team implement OCC's risk management strategy while also overseeing the model validation and enterprise risk management departments.

November 14, 2016 – John Lothian News
A Basel Netting Issue: Pushing for Less Burdensome Capital Requirements in the Options Market
John Fennell, OCC Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, discusses the impact of changes to the leverage ratio on the listed options industry with John Lothian News.

November 4, 2016 – RMA Daily—October 2016 Edition
Mark on the Market
Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman and CEO, talks to Securities Lending Times on how OCC is evolving from an important market utility to a leading market influencer.

September 22, 2016 – The Street
Regulatory Pressure May be Weighing on Risk-Taking in the Markets
OCC Executive Chairman and CEO, Craig Donohue, talks to The Street about increased regulation following the financial crisis, how he wants to take the OCC from being a "market utility" to a "market influencer" and how the biggest challenge facing U.S. financial markets is promoting stability and market integrity to ensure confidence.

August 31, 2016 – John Lothian News
Tracy Raben, OCC - From Hire to Retire: Talent Management and Culture Transformation
Tracy Raben, OCC Chief Human Resources Officer, describes how OCC, as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), has transformed over the last couple of years and how Human Resources has helped to build a high performance culture to develop, attract and retain top talent.

August 23, 2016 – OCC Video Interview
OCC Named Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine
Craig Donohue, Executive Chairman, and Mike McClain, President and COO, share their thoughts on what it means to be recognized as Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine.

August 3, 2016 – Business Insider
The former CEO of CME talks markets, high-frequency trading, blockchain, and his new role
OCC Executive Chairman Craig Donohue, talks to Business Insider about his thoughts on the evolution of electronic trading, blockchain, high frequency trading, and the role of OCC.

July 18, 2016 – Institutional Investor Magazine
The 2016 Tech 50: Craig Donohue
OCC executive chairman Craig Donohue, profiled for this year's Tech 50 by Institutional Investor Magazine, shares how OCC is focusing on risk management and capital efficiencies through organizational and technological changes in order to bolster resiliency and meet heightened regulatory requirements as a systemically important financial market utility (SIFMU) under Dodd-Frank.

July 1, 2016 – Global Investor/ISF Magazine
OCC: Evolving from Processing Trades to Managing Risk for Listed Options Industry
OCC executive chairman Craig Donohue speaks with Global Investor/ISF Magazine about fostering market confidence and reducing systemic risk.

June 9, 2016 – Securities Lending Times
Strengthening Resiliency Through Technology
Luke Moranda, OCC Chief Information Officer, explains how the Options Clearing Corporation is strengthening the resiliency of financial markets through technology in the latest issue of Securities Lending Times.

May 26, 2016 – Options Insider Radio
OIC 2016: Options Industry Leaders Panel (MP3)
Scot Warren, OCC Executive Vice President of Business and Product Development, moderates this panel with representatives from Bats Global Markets, BOX Options Exchange, CBOE, MIAX, NASDAQ and NYSE. Topics discussed included liquidity, industry regulation, new innovations in technology and more.

May 25, 2016 – Options Insider Radio
OIC 2016: Panel Discussion: Washington Outlook (MP3)
Listen to the Washington Outlook Panel moderated by Jim Hall, OCC Director of Government Relations. This discussion covers Congressional agenda, regulatory focus, and the overall impact of the political environment on financial services.

May 10, 2016 – John Lothian News
Make A Plan: How OCC Is Forging Change In The Options Industry
OCC Executive Chairman Craig Donohue, in a video interview with John Lothian News, discusses the company's successful implementation of its capital plan, its most recent work as an advocate for the listed options industry on the fiduciary rule, the current state of the industry, and what lies ahead for OCC.

April 25, 2016 – John Lothian News
OCC Lends a Hand: Stock Lending Business Growing With Clearing Services
Scot Warren, OCC Executive Vice President of Business Development, spoke with John Lothian News about the growth of OCC's stock loan program and the opportunities that lie ahead for securities lending for a CCP.

April 9, 2016 – Barron's
New Fiduciary Rule Spares Options
Steve Sears of Barron's discusses the impact of the Labor Department's announced fiduciary rule on the listed options industry. The column includes commentary by OCC Executive Chairman Craig Donohue on the importance of continued education for investors who use the listed options markets.

March 23, 2016 – John Lothian News
Nothing can be certain but delta and taxes
Joe Corcoran, OCC First Vice President, Government Relations, spoke with John Lothian News about Section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code and its potential negative impact on the use of exchange-listed options by overseas investors.

March 15, 2016 – Securities Lending Times
It's better to have and not need (PDF)
OCC's EVP of Financial Risk Management, John Fennell, discusses 2016 updates to the credit facility OCC established with CalPERS, the largest U.S. pension fund, in 2015. The credit facility was created to increase OCC's liquidity resources as well as diversify them to include non-banks. This forward thinking approach set the standard for this model in the industry and as it is a mutually beneficial relationship with the pension fund, OCC anticipates others to follow.

February 17, 2016 – Compliance Week
Failure is not an option (PDF)
In an interview with Compliance Week Magazine, Richard Wallace, OCC's SVP and Chief Compliance Officer, discussed the importance of OCC's designation as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), and what it means to market participants and the listed options industry.

February 8, 2016 – Global Investor Magazine
OCC's sec lending CCP a top priority in 2016
Speaking at the IMN's Beneficial Owner conference in Arizona, OCC's EVP of Business Development and OIC, Scot Warren, discusses the growth of OCC's securities lending program and the importance of a CCP route for securities lending transactions in 2016.

January 26, 2016 – John Lothian News
John Fennell, OCC – Clearing – Providing Confidence to Financial Markets
Participating in the John Lothian World of Opportunity Summer Intern Education Series, John Fennell, OCC's EVP of Financial Risk Management, breaks down OCC's role as a CCP with regard to settlement and guarantee and how clearing provides strength and confidence to the financial markets.

January 25, 2016 – Securities Lending Times
OCC's Scot Warren Shares a CCP Perspective on What the Future Has in Store for Beneficial Owners and Their Agent Lenders (PDF)
OCC's EVP of Business Development and OIC, Scot Warren, joined a panel of industry experts and representatives from Securities Lending Times to discuss OCC's role as a CCP in the securities lending market and what the future may hold for its stock loan program.