About OIC

Our Mission

To increase the awareness, knowledge and responsible use of exchange-listed equity options among a global audience of investors—including individuals, financial advisors and institutional managers—by providing independent, unbiased education and practical knowledge.

The Options Industry Council (OIC), formed in 1992, is an industry resource provided by OCC and is dedicated to helping individual investors, financial advisors and institutions understand the benefits and risks of exchange-listed options through unbiased educational content. OIC delivers its educational content through its comprehensive website that features podcasts, webinars, trading tools and videos. OIC also offers one-on-one investor services support from options professionals. All of OIC's offerings are provided at no cost.

OIC's experienced options instructors provide valuable insight on the challenges and successes that individual investors encounter when trading options. In addition, options industry professionals have created content used in all of OIC's educational offerings. Appropriate compliance and legal staff ensure that all OIC-produced information includes the benefits and risks of options.

OIC's Roundtable is the independent governing body of the Council and is comprised of representatives from U.S. listed options exchanges, member brokerage firms and OCC. These organizations have one goal in mind for the options investing public: to provide a financially sound and efficient marketplace where investors can hedge investment risk and find new opportunities for profiting from market participation. Education is one of many areas that assist in accomplishing that goal. More and more individuals understand the versatility that options offer their investment portfolio, due in large part to the industry's ongoing educational efforts.

OIC welcomes any suggestions to our educational programs. Please contact us.