Pioneers Emissions broking: Icap

Since setting up its European emissions trading desk in March 2004, Icap is estimated to have gained around 40%-50% of the brokered OTC market.

The desk, which now comprises five people, has brokered several firsts, and has been instrumental in the early development of this fledgling market.

Earlier this year it brokered the first 2009 trade of certificates under the EU emissions trading scheme - the first screen spot trade, and the first trade for a non-market end-user, bringing a counterparty to

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