Established in 1915 as the New York Cotton Exchange Clearing Association, today ICE Clear U.S. provides secure, capital-efficient counterparty risk management and post-trade services across a wide range of asset classes. To help mitigate systemic risk and protect the interests of our clearing customers, this clearing house holds more than $11 billion in margin and guaranty funds including our own contribution (“skin-in-the-game”) and is a CFTC-registered Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO).
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We offer clearing for unique products in the precious metals market including mini-silver and mini-gold futures and options contracts designed through customer feedback.
Expanding on our presence in the cleared CDS sector, we applied our innovation in credit risk management to the futures market. Working with Eris, ICE launched a cash-settled futures contract that replicates the economics of credit default swaps. It clears here at ICE Clear U.S. and is a valuable complement to our equity index contracts.