Derivatives Exchange of the Year - IntercontinentalExchange

Risk Awards 2008

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At the end of 2006, the IntercontinentalExchange (Ice) was solely an energy exchange. Since then, it has made five acquisitions, and in the process, has expanded its product range into commodities, equities and foreign exchange.

"Ice made these acquisitions to diversify our product base, as we were a solely an energy exchange. We wanted to be able to weather business downturns over the long term, as well as profit from other markets doing well," says Ice's Atlanta-based chairman and chief execut