08 May 2006 — DFSA grants recognition to ICE Futures

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced today that ICE Futures has been granted the status of Recognised Body within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

David Knott, Chief Executive of the DFSA, said:

"This recognition will enable ICE Futures to provide direct electronic access to its commodity futures market in the United Kingdom by authorised members operating within the DIFC. In granting recognition, the DFSA has taken account of the high standards of regulation to which ICE Futures is subject in the United Kingdom. DFSA is pleased to facilitate trading between the DIFC and other well regulated jurisdictions."