Michael Spencer

Icap enters electronic futures fray

UK-based interdealer broker Icap will start electronic trading of exchange-listed futures contracts on its BrokerTec platform by the beginning of the fourth quarter, said Icap officials, reports Risknews’ sister publication, Trading Technology Week .

Icap thrives on market volatility

Icap, the largest inter-dealer broker of over-the-counter derivatives, has reported a 39% rise in profits to £123.7 million for the year ended March 31. The firm’s turnover rose 26% to £664.3 million as the firm thrived on market volatility, especially…

Icap signs BrokerTec purchase agreement

UK inter-dealer broker Icap has reached an agreement to buy the electronic cash bond and repo trading business units of BrokerTec for up to £181 million. But the deal is still pending clearance by the US Department of Justice, which Icap expects will…

Icap sees 30% profits increase

Inter-dealer broker Icap has increased its interim pre-tax profits by 30% to £58.2 million, thanks to longer-term interest rate and credit volatility, the company reported.

Icap acquires APB Energy

Inter-dealer broker Icap has acquired APB Energy for an initial cash payment of $15.5 million. Further payments, which are contingent on the future earnings of the business, will be made over four years, Icap said. APB brokers gas, electricity, weather…

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