OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for June 2011
Open interest stood at 420,422 contracts on the equity finance exchange at the end of June 2011 an increase of 150% versus June 2010
Chicago – July 1, 2011 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a total of 393,546 security futures contracts were traded in the month of June 2011.
710,515 Blocks were traded in the second quarter of 2011, a 79% increase compared with the second-quarter of 2010.
June 2011 Highlights
- 38% of June 2011 month-end open interest was in OCX.NoDivRisk™ products. The OCX.NoDivRisk product suite is an innovative equity finance tool which removes dividend risk from the security futures. OneChicago currently lists 1252 OCX.NoDivRisk products.
- 207,880 June futures valued at more than $1.2 billion were taken to delivery, validating the use of single stock futures as an equity finance product.
- OCX.RiskMan™ added a restricted stock list functionality feature, enhancing clearing firms’ risk management controls. OneChicago’s OCX.RiskMan™ is used by clearing firms to set risk controls for each OCX.BETS® access point they authorize. OCX.BETS supports the trading/reporting of Blocks and Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFP) in OneChicago’s products.
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OneChicago (OCX) is the only US equity finance exchange for trading security futures and the related EFP. Regulated by the SEC and CFTC, OCX lists approximately 2,000 products, including ADRs, ETFs and OCX.NoDivRiskÔ contracts. Contracts are cleared through the centralized counterparty, “AAA”-rated OCC. Security futures, a Delta one product, are utilized for synthetic equity strategies including equity swaps, equity repos and stock loan/borrow transactions. The OneChicago OCX.NoDivRisk, Exchange for Physical transaction is economically equivalent to a Securities Lending Transaction.
OCX.NoDivRisk contracts are security futures with dividends removed from the pricing as the future’s price is adjusted down by the value of the dividend on Ex-date.
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