Ice futures Europe
What is ICE Futures Europe?
An electronic futures and options exchange operated by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Based in London, ICE Futures Europe is the third largest exchange group in the world and covers a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on energy. Specifically, it provides access to oil, interest rate, coal, natural gas and equity derivative contracts.
Where have you heard about ICE Futures Europe?
ICE runs a number of exchanges and marketplaces around the world, so you may have come across it when researching different types of investment. The business was founded in the US back in the year 2000.
What you need to know about ICE Futures Europe.
Options and futures are both derivatives, which investors often use to hedge against risk. According to ICE, the contracts traded on ICE Futures Europe can help investors to hedge against things like future jet fuel costs, petrol prices, interest rate changes and electricity costs.
The exchange is home to 50% of global crude and refined oil futures trading. Along with energy, it also specialises in futures and options contracts for agricultural commodities like cocoa, white sugar and feed wheat.