Intercontinental Exchange

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Intercontinental Exchange is a Fortune 500 company that operates global markets and clearinghouses, serving customers in over 70 countries. It delivers information and technology designed to help companies around the world manage risk, access information, and raise capital. ICE operations include futures exchanges, cash exchanges, central clearinghouses, and market services for off-exchange trading.

  • ICE was founded in 2000 and became a publicly-traded company on November 16, 2005; it was added to the Russell 1000 Index on June 30, 2006.
  • When it was founded, the company's primary focus was on energy products; however, through various acquisitions, the company's activities have broadened to include other commodities, foreign cash exchanges, and equity index futures.
  • ICE is the third-largest exchange group in the world, behind Hong Kong exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) and the CME Group Inc., which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile exchange.
  • In the year 2019, the company experienced $354 billion in new market capitalizations, all-total, across its exchange listings.