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The Taipei Foundation of Finance and The Options Industry Council Sign Content Licensing Agreement


Chicago, IL and Taipei — July 15, 2013

The Taipei Foundation of Finance (TFF) and The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today they have entered into a content licensing agreement to develop an educational program for financial industry professionals and investors in Taiwan and China.

TFF will now be able to deliver options education based on OIC’s content for financial industry professionals and investors mainly through live seminars in Mandarin and via access to website material from, which TFF will translate into both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. This is the first time OIC has entered into a partnership resulting in the translation of its materials into Chinese.

OIC has been the premier, independent source of equity options education in the U.S. for more than 20 years. Internationally, OIC works with partners throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia to provide options education.

“We would like to take this chance to extend our hearty thanks to Gina McFadden and her team. It is worthwhile for both TFF and OIC to work together to promote options education. This is a good start for our new partnership and we anticipate that our efforts with OIC will develop smoothly and substantially not only in Taiwan, China, but also throughout all of Asia,” said Sunny W.T. Chou, Chairman, Taipei Foundation of Finance.

“We are honored to work with The Taipei Foundation of Finance as we expand OIC’s educational efforts throughout the Chinese investing community,” said Gina McFadden, OIC President. “Through this partnership we are able to provide that initial step of educating investors on the benefits and risks of equity options.”

About Taipei Foundation of Finance

Taipei Foundation of Finance was formed on March 5, 1991 at a time when global financial industries were undergoing rapid change. Taipei Foundation of Finance aims to leverage the resources of regulators, financial institutions and academics; facilitate their interactions; and work toward the missions of reinforcing the research and development of finance, promoting accurate knowledge about finance, enhancing the quality of financial services, helping upgrade financial industries, and increasing the competitiveness of Taiwan’s financial institutions in the international marketplace. Under these missions, we set up four primary centers - Knowledge Promotion Center, Education and Training Center, Culture and Publication Center and Research and Consulting Center. Since then, we have been helping the financial institutions and their employees in Taiwan increase their competitiveness, meet the challenges of internationalization and master the opportunities of developing financial relationships across the Taiwan Strait.

About OIC
OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, MIAX Options, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and OCC. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: Investor Services live help at 1-888-OPTIONS, its educational website at, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, and educational literature.

Press Contacts

Jim Binder
Taipei Foundation of Finance
Sunny W.T. Chou
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