ICE Chat

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ICE Chat
Products IM Platform For Market Participants

ICE Chat is an instant messaging (IM) platform for traders and brokers in the commodity and equity derivatives market.

In February 2008, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) acquired YellowJacket Software Inc., a privately held financial technology firm. ICE changed the name to ICE Chat in July 2012.[1] It offers trading communications, and clearing services for markets in natural gas, power, crude oil, refined petroleum products and weather.[2] The terms of the ICE transaction were not disclosed. ICE said the acquisition was not expected to be material to ICE's operating results during the first half of 2008.


ICE Chat was formed in 2002 by YellowJacket President and CEO Jacob Pechenik and YellowJacket Chief Technology Officer Greg Campbell.

Products and Services[edit]

  • Messaging

Access all contacts across multiple instant messaging systems, including AIM and Yahoo, via ICE Chat using existing accounts.

  • Collaboration

Share messages across an entire desk to ensure a consistent view of the market.

  • Trade Negotiation

Interactive tools designed for brokers and traders to organize messages, manage customer responses, and set real-time alerts.

  • Reliability and Support

ICE Chat's network avoids the downtime commonly experienced by AIM, Yahoo and other commercial networks and offers 24-hour technical support.

  • Compliance

ICE Chat is designed to meet the security, data control and compliance requirements of today's most demanding firms and expects to be SEF compliant.

  • Premium Features

ICE Chat Pro and ICE Chat Pro X offer premium features for a fee that include (1) quote recognition technology, which instantly transforms instant messages into structured quotes that are displayed in a quote console alongside executable electronic prices for a consolidated market view, and (2) pricing model integration, which instantly returns pricing and risk metrics to instantly recognize trading opportunities.

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