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  • Article / 17 March 2016 at 17:00 GMT

    Clearing up the differences in equity option markets

    Director, Europe / The Options Industry Council (OIC)
    United Kingdom
    Clearing up the differences in equity option markets
    Within the US, a single clearing house, OCC, clears all trades for the listed equity option market. But in Europe many exchanges own their own clearing house. This means fungibility is not possible and there is no margin offset between related positions held at different exchanges. Changes are under way in Europe and will be addressed in MiFID 2.
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  • Article / 08 December 2015 at 17:00 GMT

    The structure of the listed US equity option market

    Director, Europe / The Options Industry Council (OIC)
    United Kingdom
    The structure of the listed US equity option market
    The listed US equity option market, comprising 12 exchanges, traded over 4.2 billion contracts in 2014, its second best year ever. The system of competing exchanges helps the investor to secure the best possible price for his order.
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    Georgio Stoev Georgio Stoev
    great article Gary!