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OneChicago Volume Surges - Surpasses Total 2011 Volume within First Three Quarters

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that September 2012 volume of 847,488 was up 365% percent year-over-year compared with September 2011.

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September 2012 highlights include:

  • 828,536 Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFPs) and blocks were traded. September 2012 EFPs and blocks activity represented $4.9 billion in notional value.
  • 46% of September 2012 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.
  • 181,126 of September 2012 futures valued at more than $1,012 billion were taken to delivery, emphasizing the use of single stock futures as an equity finance product.
  • Open interest stood at 493,995 contracts on the equity finance exchange at the end of September 2012, up 41% percent year-over-year compared with September 2011.

ABOUT ONECHICAGO

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 2,800 products, including ADRs, ETFs and OCX.NoDivRisk™ contracts. Contracts are cleared through the centralized counterparty, "AA+"-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 Futures 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.

For more information, please visit our Website at: http://www.OneChicago.com or contact us at 312-424-8507.

SOURCE OneChicago, LLC