SOURCE: Options Industry Council

Options Industry Council

April 02, 2012 10:19 ET

OIC Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced the launch of its redesigned website at The new website features completely updated design, improved navigation, an expanded strategies section, social media integration, and allows all visitors to register for access to additional industry-leading education, research and customized learning tools.

The new OIC website is also a consolidation of three websites that previously targeted individual investors, financial advisors and institutional investors. Considerable user research suggested that by merging these sites, OIC would have the opportunity to greatly simplify access to content for all audiences while broadening the overall educational experience for everyone. Through this improved design, OIC continues to provide many of the same vital tools, classes, podcasts, and videos developed with two decades of options education experience.

Some new features found on OIC's website include a strategy section with dynamic filters, a greatly improved site search, simplified live seminar registration, and the introduction of multiple touch points where visitors can extend and enhance their online educational experience through dynamically suggested resources. Visitors will also have the ability to actively rate content and share pages using a variety of leading social media networks.

About OIC

OIC is an industry cooperative funded by 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 and OCC. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: Investor Services live help at 1-888-OPTIONS, its educational website at, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional DVDs and educational literature.

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