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ICE Expands Equity Derivatives Complex With the Launch of FTSE® 100 Index Total Return Future

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, and home to the most liquid markets for trading FTSE® derivatives, today announced that it plans to launch a FTSE® 100 Index Total Return Future (TRF) on November 14, 2022, subject to regulatory approval.

The ICE FTSE® 100 Index TRF seeks to replicate the theoretical returns on a FTSE® 100 index total return swap in a more cost-efficient and transparent way, allowing participants to manage or gain exposure to the FTSE® 100 index, including its market and dividend risk, without owning the cash underlying.

The TRF contract enhances ICE’s FTSE® Index franchise, which offers the largest pool of FTSE® derivative open interest globally at a notional equivalent of more than £180 billion, and a participant base of more than 170 companies across 17 countries.

ICE offers futures and options on the FTSE® 100, FTSE® 250 and FTSE® 100 Dividend Index, providing a set of tools to measure the performance of all capital and industry segments of the U.K. equity market. ICE FTSE® futures are approved by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and can be traded directly by U.S.-based market participants.

“ICE's relationship with FTSE Russell has spanned more than three and a half decades and we are delighted to now expand our FTSE markets with the introduction of the TRF,” said Caterina Caramaschi, VP, Financial Derivatives. “The U.K. market is firmly in focus with our customers who want to gain or manage exposure to the U.K. economy, and with the TRF, customers can benefit from the existing liquidity across ICE’s FTSE-linked product portfolio as well as the margin offsets available.”

Since the start of 2022, average daily volume across ICE's FTSE® complex is up 8% at approximately 183,600 contracts, while open interest is up 12% at approximately 2.7 million contracts.

“We’re very excited to partner with ICE on their launch of the ICE FTSE® 100 Index Total Return Future,” said Shawn Creighton, Director Index Derivatives Solutions at FTSE Russell. “The ICE FTSE® 100 Index Total Return Future will complement the FTSE suite of futures and options offered to global market participants and further underlines the ongoing long-term relationship with FTSE Russell and ICE.”

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About Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

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About FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $17.9 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indices. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indices to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance and embraces the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and customer partnerships as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

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