The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is a stock exchange based in the U.S. state of Delaware. It was founded in 2000 as a commodities exchange with the aim of facilitating investment in the energy sector.
ICE acquired the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) in 2005 and later rebranded it as ICE Futures. In 2013, ICE acquired the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and most of its subsidiaries, a move which made it one of the world’s largest exchange operators.
In addition to its U.S. futures exchanges, the ICE also operates futures exchanges in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada.