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DataParser for ICE Chat Messaging supports regulatory compliance in the Energy Industry

February 29, 2024

In the complex, constantly changing world of the energy industry, effective communication is crucial. From coordinating trades to managing risk, every decision must be made quickly and with confidence. In recent years, the industry has witnessed a significant transformation in the way professionals communicate, whether trading exchange-listed futures or OTC-cleared products, with the increasing popularity of ICE Chat messaging expanding industry connectivity and creating new risk-transfer use cases for energy firms.


ICE Chat, previously known as YellowJacket Software, is offered by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). It is a secure messaging platform tailored specifically for the needs of energy traders, brokers, and other industry stakeholders. Users can create custom chat groups based on specific trading desks, products, or regions, enabling targeted communication and information sharing. Additionally, the platform integrates seamlessly with other tools commonly used in the energy sector, such as trading platforms and risk management systems, further enhancing workflow efficiency.


One of the key advantages of ICE Chat messaging is its real-time nature to facilitate collaborating among geographically dispersed teams. In an industry where market conditions can instantly, having immediate access to critical information is invaluable for international firms with teams and operations in multiple regions. Around the world, traders can quickly discuss market movements, negotiate deals, and execute trades without the delays associated with traditional communication channels such as email or phone calls. This real-time capability enables energy companies to capitalize on opportunities as they arise and mitigate risks more effectively.


This is why we are so excited to highlight our DataParser for ICE Chat module. Firms in the energy industry use DataParser for ICE Chat to securely retain communications for archiving and regulatory compliance with requirements from the Department of Energy (DOE), The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and The North American Electric Reliability (NERC). By using DataParser for ICE Chat, energy and utility firms can quickly and easily archive ICE Chat messaging into existing email archive infrastructure such as M365 or Google Vault according to retention rules. ICE Chat messaging can then further be supervised for compliance and searched during eDiscovery.