Broker of the year - Icap Energy

The 2009 Broker of the Year award goes to Icap Energy. Consistently at the forefront of new market developments, most recently Icap's focus has been on clearing, and its determination to push over-the-counter (OTC) energy trades to be novated for third-party clearing has made a huge difference to the markets in which it operates.

In the past 12 months, the percentage of its oil business that is given up for clearing has risen from 2% to 65% and in the US, 80% of its natural gas and 50% of its el