Boston, May 30, 2018 – While 2017 was marked by low volatility and a decline in liquidity provision by market-makers, Q1 of 2018 marked one of the strongest quarters in the history of the options industry, pushing volume estimates as high as 4.4 billion contracts for the year. Nearly 400 delegates from 139 firms met to exchange ideas at the 36th annual OIC, and the question on everyone’s mind is “Where do we go from here?”
This report addresses trends and challenges in a shifting options industry and rounds up the key discussion topics from the annual OIC. It offers a summary of the content and opinion of panelists and speakers, and is partially based on interviews of 20 global conference-goers.
This 17-page Impact Report contains three figures and one table. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.
This report mentions Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Barchart, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Citadel Securities, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), CTC Trading Group LLC, DRW Trading Group, EQDerivatives Inc., Federal Reserve, Harvest Volatility Management, Nasdaq, Options Clearing Corporation, Options Industry Council (OIC), Pier 88 Investment Partners, Susquehanna International Group LLC, Talton Capital Management, Trade Alert LLC, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.