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The MIAX Options Exchange Joins the Options Industry Council
By: Marketwire .
Feb. 11, 2013 12:05 PM
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- The MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX) has become a member of The Options Industry Council (OIC). MIAX joins OCC, its member firms and the other OIC exchanges in helping promote the responsible use of equity options through education.
OIC members including BATS Options, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options, OCC and now MIAX, work together to provide investors a range of educational offerings to better understand equity options.
"We are excited to be the newest member of the OIC following the successful launch of the MIAX Options Exchange," said Thomas P. Gallagher, MIAX's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "At MIAX we recognize the importance of continued investor education to provide them with a better understanding of the markets, and we will pride ourselves in helping promote the responsible use of equity options through the educational initiatives made possible by the OIC."
"We are very pleased to announce the addition of MIAX as a member of OIC," said Gina McFadden, OIC's President. "With the expansion of the options markets and OIC's increased outreach to different investor channels in the U.S. and abroad, we welcome the additional perspective MIAX brings to our programs."
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