Intercontinental Exchange

Abstract:
In this paper we will discuss about the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Although it is a financial company based in America, but it has several other offices in many other countries like, UK, Singapore, in the world. In 2001, the ICE acquired the the International Petroleum Exchange and in 2007, it owned the New York Board of Trade, Winnipeg Commodity Exchange and the Chem Connect.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is basically a financial company based in the United states of America. It facilitates internet-based future trading.
It also facilitates trading in energy and commodity contracts and derivative financial products. However, ICE originally focused on the energy products namely, natural gas, refined oil, power etc. Recently the organization is showing interests in soft commodities, like coffee, sugar etc, equity index futures and foreign exchange.
The head quarter of ICE is situated in Atlanta. It has also several offices in many big cities and countries around the world like, Chicago, London, Singapore, New York etc.
Now a days the Intercontinental Exchange has three main business lines. They are, ICE services, ICE markets and ICE data.
The ICE market is mainly based on options, futures and Over The Counter (OTC) markets. ICE services consists of e-trade, that is, electronic trade, confirmations and ICE data provides market data, including historical prices, real time trades and daily indices via the e-delivery system.
In 2001, the ICE owned the International Petroleum Exchange, that had been one of the leading energy futures exchange in Europe for several years. The ICE also has been working collaboratively with the Chicago Climate Exchange since 2003.
In 2005, ICE made its energy futures trading system fully electronic. It issued an IPO in the same year.
In 2006, the ICE managed a place in the Russell 1000 index. The company owned the New York Board of Trade, Winnipeg Commodity Exchange and the Chem Connect, a chemical commodity market, in 2007.

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