ATLANTA, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets was named "Exchange of the Year" by Energy Risk Magazine for 2011.
Energy Risk's editorial team evaluates candidates based on business performance, quality of service and innovation, with special focus on innovation that has set the agenda for the market as a whole over the past year.
"With globally relevant products and an intense focus on anticipating the needs of our customers, we are pleased that ICE continues to be acknowledged as an industry leader," said ICE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher. "With products like Brent crude and leading clearing services, we provide the most complete set of risk management tools in the global energy markets today. We thank Energy Risk for the recognition."
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures Europe hosts trade in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures. ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Canada list agricultural, currencies and Russell Index markets. ICE is also a leading operator of central clearing services for the futures and over-the-counter markets, with five regulated clearing houses across North America and Europe. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries. http://www.theice.com
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