LONDON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced that ICE Clear Europe has been awarded Best OTC Clearing House by Financial News at the 8th Annual Awards for Excellence in Trading and Technology, Europe 2010, in the City of London.
ICE Clear Europe is a leading global central counterparty clearing house, which provides clearing services for all ICE Futures Europe contracts and all swap contracts transacted in ICE's global OTC energy markets, as well as European credit default swaps (CDS). ICE Clear Europe was established in 2008 as the first major new clearing house in the U.K. in over a century.
Paul Swann, President and COO, ICE Clear Europe said: "ICE's CDS clearing initiatives are the result of intensive collaboration and planning with customers, regulators and other market participants. We are grateful for this recognition by Financial News and we look forward to building upon our customer-focused risk management services."
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