OneChicago – Getting Started

Thank you for interest in trading OneChicago markets.  OneChicago operates the only U.S. based securities futures marketplace.  Our primary match engine is the CBOEdirect platform, a state of the art high throughput matching engine.  OneChicago also provides OCX.BETS®, an electronic marketplace for transacting and reporting block, block rolls and Exchange Future for Physicals (“EFP”) in OneChicago products.

Firms must be Option Clearing Corporation (“OCC”) Members approved for single stock futures.  Non-member firms and individuals should arrange access through these firms.

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. In turn, Clearing Firms grant access to their customers. OCC Clearing Firms who are interested in OneChicago markets need to complete the following Registration and Authorization forms:

New Clearing Firm

- Welcome to OCX Clearing Firm

New Trading Company

- Welcome to OCX Trading Co 

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 CBOEdirect system, ISVs written to the CBOEdirect platform for CBOE and CFE can generally access OneChicago with minimal changes.  OneChicago products can also be accessed on the native CBOEdirect GUI.  Market data is provided as part of the CBOEdirect API.  A list of ISVs offering OneChicago access can be found on our website, OneChicago.com.

The API documentation can be found at https://systems.cboe.com.  Firms must choose to connect to the match engine via the CMi API or the FIX API.   A technology roadmap for access to CBOEdirect can be found here.  Please see OneChicago.com for more information.

The OCX.BETS platform provides a centralized marketplace for block trades, block rolls and EFPs in OneChicago products. OCX.BETS access is provided either through a OneChicago provided front end trading screen or via a proprietary API. More information on the OCX.BETS platform can be found on our website, www.OneChicago.com

 

ONECHICAGO CONTACT POINTS
Please contact OneChicago at tmccabe@onechicago.com or 312.424.8512 to further discuss accessing OneChicago markets.

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