OCC recruits head of quantitative risk

The Chicago-based Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) has recruited Simon Babbs as head of quantitative risk management.

Babbs was previously a director of the New York-based hedge fund Delaware Street Capital. At OCC he will be responsible for developing the company's Monte Carlo-based risk management system, System for Theoretical Analysis and Numerical Simulations, which is intended to calculate the margin deposits required of OCC clearing members by measuring the exposure of options, futures and cash portfolios.

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