OneChicago – Getting Started

Thank you for interest in trading OneChicago markets. OneChicago is an equity finance exchange offering single stock futures. Our products are traded or reported on our OCXdelta1 platform which supports blocks, exchange futures for physicals (EFP) and regular transactions. All trades are cleared at the Options Clearing Corporation (“OCC”)

Getting Started
Firms interested in trading OneChicago need to complete two parallel paths, one covering registration and authorization, the other covering technology access.

Registration and Authorization
Access to OneChicago markets is granted to Clearing Firms and Exchange Member Firms. Clearing Firms must be OCC Members approved for single stock futures and can elect to grant direct access to their customers. Exchange Member Firms are those firms with member trading privileges on the CME, the CBOE or the CBOT, provided, however, that such trading privileges, trading rights or permits, and membership rights shall be those that were in effect for each of the foregoing entities as of March 15, 2006. Exchange Member Firms will need to be approved by their Clearing Firm. Exchange Member can only trade for their own account and risk and cannot provide access to others.

Clearing Firm (General)
Clearing Firms will need to complete the Clearing Firm packet and the Trading Company packet.
Clearing Firms should contact OCC to discuss clearinghouse setups.
Welcome to OCX Clearing Firm
Welcome to OCX Trading Co
(Included: Clearing Firm Registration Form, Responsible Administrator Designation Form, Access Authorization Form: OCXdelta1® Reports)

Clearing Firm for Exchange Members Only
Clearing Firms clearing for only exchange members will need to complete this packet.
Welcome to OCX Clearing Firm
(Included: Clearing Firm Registration Form & Responsible Administrator Designation Form)

Exchange Member Firm
Welcome to OCX Exchange Member
(Included: Authorized Trade Reporter Registration Form & Responsible Administrator Designation Form)

Trading Company
Welcome to OCX Trading Co
(Included: Authorized Trade Reporter Registration Form & Access Authorization Form: OCXdelta1® Reports)

Clearing Firm should contact OCC for clearinghouse setups.

These forms should be completed and returned to OneChicago as directed in the form.

Technology Access
OneChicago products are traded on the OCXdelta1 system, a state of the art matching and reporting system.  The OCX.delta1 platform provides a centralized marketplace for regular transactions, block trades, block rolls as well as a reporting engine for blocks and EFPs in OneChicago products.  OCXdelta1 access is provided either through a OneChicago provided front end trading screen or via a proprietary FIX 4.4 API. More information on the OCXdelta1 platform can be found on our website at



Please contact OneChicago at or 312.883.3430 to further discuss accessing OneChicago markets.

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