04 June 2017
Reporter: Drew Nicol

OCC’s CCP sec lending continues to soar in June

OCC’s securities lending activity through its central counterparty rose by more than a quarter in new loans in June.

The Chicago-based equity derivatives clearinghouse recorded 204,340 transactions last month, up 27 percent on the same time last year.

Year-to-date lending activity was also up 20 percent from 2016 with 1.1 million new loan transactions.

The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in June was $154.4 billion.

Cleared futures volume was up 16 percent in June, compared to the same period last year. The clearinghouse recorded 13.2 million contracts last month.

OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume was up 44 percent with 557,161 contracts in 2017.

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