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Market Volatility Boosts Options Volume
Markets Media joined the Options Industry Council and the New York Stock Exchange for the 4th Annual Thought Leadership Forum in NYC. The forum's two panels covered multiple topics, including options strategies and volatility. Barron's Steve Sears and CNBC's Dominic Chu moderated the panels, and panelists included OptionMONSTER's Jon Najarian, Morgan Stanley's Jennifer Hartmann and OIC's Eric Cott.
October 13, 2015 - Market Media

The Advisors Option Radio Show: Market Meltdowns and the Great IRA Option Battle (MP3)
The latest episode of The Advisor's Option radio show features special guest Joe Corcoran, the Head of Government Relations at OCC discussing the current Department of Labor Fiduciary proposal which could significantly impact the U.S. options market by taking away the ability for individual investors to use listed options in their IRA accounts. The rest of the panel including OIC's Eric Cott along with financial advisors Randy Swan and Michael Cavanaugh and host, Mark Longo also discuss updates of the Notre Dame/Mississippi State University study on the performance of options-based investment strategies, a preview of the Nielsen study on options investors as well as the upcoming NYSE/OIC Thought Leadership Forum. Also covered is the recent market volatility and what advisors can do to help clients protect their portfolios.
August 31, 2015 - The Options Insider Radio

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Talking Structured Products with OIC (MP3)
Listen as Gary Delany, Director of European Marketing at The Options Industry Council joins host Mark Longo of The Options Insider and discusses OIC’s study on the use cases for structured products, European use of ETFs and options-based on ETFs, self-directed investment in the European market and more. The interview was recorded on May 8th during the annual Options Industry Conference held in Miami, Florida.
July 7, 2015 - The Options Insider Radio

2015 Options Industry Conference: Managing Operational Risk in a New Era of Regulatory Oversight
More coverage from the 2015 Options Industry Conference from The Options Insider. Listen to the panel, Managing Operational Risk in a New Era of Regulatory Oversight which includes OCC's John Fennell, discuss two risk management topics – risk weighted asset ratios under Basel III and risk controls.
May 26, 2015 - Options Industry Conference

2015 OIC: Fireside Chat with Industry Representatives (MP3)
Miss The 2015 Options Industry Conference in Miami this year? Listen to The Options Insider’s recording of the Fireside Chat panel from the conference with industry representatives including panelists Carolyn Mitchell, OCC Business Development; Joe Corcoran, OCC Government Relations and Alan Grigoletto of The Options Industry Council as they update the audience on recent developments in their respective areas including regulatory issues, capital efficiencies and education.
May 14, 2015 - Options Industry Conference

Enhancing the Resiliency of OCC and the U.S. Options Industry
Michael McClain, President and COO of OCC, addressed the Options Industry Conference in Miami, FL, with the following remarks about the important role OCC plays in helping the listed options markets remain vibrant, resilient and liquid in the eyes of regulators and the investing public, beginning with the importance of continued education - which lends to better and more effective policy making, and fosters more knowledgeable and prudent investors.
May 7, 2015 - Options Industry Conference

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