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September 7, 2017

OIC Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Leading Provider of Unbiased Options Education

CHICAGO (September 7,  2017) –The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced the kick-off of a yearlong celebration commemorating 25 years as the leading educational resource for investors who use or want to learn how to trade U.S. listed options. OIC’s mission is to increase the awareness, knowledge and responsible use of exchange-listed equity options among a global audience of individual investors, financial advisors and institutional managers.

August 17, 2017
CBOE Vest Technologies and The Options Industry Council (OIC) Offer Options Strategy Builders Tool on OIC Website

CHICAGO (August 17, 2017) – CBOE Vest Technologies, a software company enabling users to work with target outcome investment strategies, and the Options Industry Council (OIC), a provider of unbiased options education, are working together to educate investors and broaden the appeal of options with a new online tool, The Options Strategy Builders.

May 11, 2017
Cerulli Study Says Financial Advisors Who Currently Use Options Expect to Increase Use of Options by 30 Percent in Three Years

CHICAGO (May 11, 2017) – The Options Industry Council (OIC), an industry resource funded by OCC and the U.S. options exchanges, today announced the results of a study, How Financial Advisors Use and Think About Exchange-Listed Options, which found that approximately one-third of financial advisors currently use options in 20 percent of client portfolios, and that usage is expected to increase by 30 percent in the next three years. The goal of the study, conducted by Cerulli Associates, a global research and consulting firm specializing in asset management and distribution trends worldwide, is to identify target audiences and educational strategies for the OIC that may lead to increased adoption of exchange-listed options strategies among financial advisors.

May 9, 2017
OCC Announces Robert Bodnar Joins Options Industry Council Roundtable

CHICAGO (May 9, 2017) – OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization and a leading provider of options education content through The Options Industry Council (OIC), today announced that Robert Bodnar, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, has joined the OIC Roundtable. The OIC Roundtable is the independent governing body of the OIC, and is comprised of representatives from the options exchanges, member brokerage firms, and OCC.

March 30, 2017
OIC Launches New Digital Education Advertising Campaign

CHICAGO (March 30, 2017) – The Options Industry Council (OIC), the leading provider of unbiased options education, today introduced its new digital advertising campaign, "The Next Great Investing Adventure." This campaign supports OIC's mission of educating individual investors, their financial advisors and the general public about the prudent and responsible use of exchange-listed equity options.

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