ICE Surpasses $15 Trillion Milestone in Global CDS ClearingBy Intercontinentalexchange, PRNE
Monday, January 24, 2011
NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 - IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated
global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets,
announced that its credit default swap (CDS) clearing houses surpassed $15
trillion in cumulative gross notional value and 400,000 transactions during
the week ending January 21, 2011.
"In a little less than two years, ICE and its clearing members have made
substantial progress toward increasing stability and transparency in the CDS
market, and in reducing systemic risk globally," said Scott Hill, Senior Vice
President and CFO of ICE. "This is a significant achievement, and we'll look
to build on it in 2011 with the expansion of our products and services."
ICE's North American CDS clearing house, ICE Trust, crossed $9 trillion
in gross notional cleared during the week, resulting in cumulative open
interest of $542 billion. ICE Trust offers clearing for 37 indexes and 89
single-name contracts. To date, ICE Trust has cleared $8.4 trillion in North
American CDS indices (CDX) and $636 billion in single-name CDS. ICE Trust
began clearing North American CDS in March 2009 with 10 clearing members and
today has 14 clearing members. ICE Trust expects to offer single-name
buy-side clearing in 2011.
Through January 21, ICE Clear Europe cleared 3.8 trillion Euro ($5.1
trillion) in iTraxx indices and 695 billion Euro ($920 billion) in
single-name instruments, resulting in 470 billion Euro ($633 billion) of open
interest. ICE Clear Europe offers clearing for 30 indexes and 101 single-name
instruments. The clearing house began clearing European CDS in July 2009 with
10 clearing members and today has 15. ICE Clear Europe expects to offer
buy-side clearing and to commence clearing of Western European sovereign CDS
contracts in 2011.
CDS clearing data, including daily settlement clearing prices, are
available at www.theice.com.
IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of
regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter markets for agricultural,
credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures
Europe(R) hosts trade in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures.
ICE Futures U.S.(R) and ICE Futures Canada(R) list agricultural, currencies
and Russell Index markets. ICE(R) is also a leading operator of central
clearing services for the futures and over-the-counter markets, with five
regulated clearing houses across North America and Europe. ICE serves
customers in more than 70 countries. www.theice.com
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IntercontinentalExchange's business that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a
discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see
ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not
limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2009, as filed with the SEC on February 10, 2010.
Investors: Kelly Loeffler, VP, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-4726, kelly.loeffler at theice.com; Media: Lee Underwood, Director, Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-0342, lee.underwood at theice.com
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