Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, opened its new ICE Trading Center at 2 World Financial Center in lower Manhattan yesterday.
The center is adjacent to the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), ICE’s U.S.-based futures and options exchange.
The new ICE Trading Center is located at the mezzanine level in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center. ICE says it will provide traders with access to its electronic markets across energy, soft commodities, and soon, foreign exchange and index products.
In addition, says ICE, access to other derivatives and securities markets will be available so that traders can view and trade a broad range of markets. Available front-ends include WebICE, Trading Technologies (TT) and CQG, with others on request. The centre will also host electronic trading training courses.
“We saw a unique opportunity to leverage our location in lower Manhattan and our technology to address the demand for participation in ICE’s growing electronic derivatives marketplace,” says ICE’s Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey C. Sprecher. “Our venue offers new and existing customers the opportunity to participate in the continued growth of ICE and NYBOT global markets, as well as to access other derivatives and securities markets from a high quality trading environment,” he adds.