ISE – Why Work For Us?

About ISE

International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (ISE Holdings) operates two U.S. options exchanges, International Securities Exchange, LLC (ISE) and ISE Gemini, LLC (ISE Gemini), and delivers a superior trading experience to its member firms through its market structure, industry-leading technology, unique functionality for trading complex orders, and award-winning customer service. In addition to the options business, ISE ETF Ventures provides its partners with a broad range of capabilities in index development, index licensing, and financing of exchange-traded products. ISE Market Data also offers a full suite of advanced real-time and historical data solutions. ISE Holdings’ wholly-owned subsidiary Longitude licenses its proprietary technology for event-driven applications in a diverse range of industries.

As part of Eurex Group, ISE and ISE Gemini are combined with Eurex Exchange to form one of the largest transatlantic derivatives marketplaces, with daily trading volumes exceeding 9 million contracts across a growing range of asset classes. Eurex Group is owned by Deutsche Börse AG (Xetra: DB1) and comprised of Eurex Exchange, ISE Holdings, the European Energy Exchange, Eurex Clearing, Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo.

For the latest information and updates connect with ISE on Twitter (@ISEexchange) and LinkedIn (www.LinkedIn.com/company/ise), or visit our website at www.ise.com.  


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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

VISION STATEMENT

The International Securities Exchange Holdings (ISE) believes in a society in which all businesses are active promoters of employee health and wellbeing, trailblazers in educating the workforce of the next generation, leaders in philanthropic activities, good stewards of the environment, and supporters of local culture and the arts.

MISSION STATEMENT

Building off of the long-term commitment and leadership of our parent company, Deutsche Börse Group, to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ISE has developed a CSR Program that represents an ongoing commitment to our employees, customers, community and environment. ISE will engage in activities that will have measurable impacts in the following pillars of our CSR Program: our Employees, Education, Philanthropy, the Environment, and Culture / Arts.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

In honor of our 10th anniversary in 2010, ISE launched a formal Corporate Social Responsibility program. One of the biggest components of our CSR program is our partnership with Ronald McDonald House New York. Each year, our employees and members participate in activities that support the House including house dinners, Wish List Drives, events and more.

HOUSE DINNERS

ISE hosts quarterly dinners for children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House New York. Our employees volunteer to serve dinner and sponsor an activity with the kids. Their favorite activity is decorating cookies.

WISHLIST DRIVES

Members and ISE employees participate in several Wish List Drives held throughout the year. We collect items that families need most including toiletries, clothing, and gift cards.

EVENTS

Employees and their families have participated in various Ronald McDonald House NY sponsored events such as their Annual Gala and Fun Run, all designed to raise money for the House. ISE has also created our own fundraisers in order to support House trips and activities.

SUPPORTING THE HOUSE

ISE – with the help of its employees, members and the options industry – has made various donations to support the rebuilding and upkeep of the House itself including a playroom and music room. In 2010, ISE donated the profits from that year’s OIC Conference to the House so that they could build another guest room for a family in need. That room was dedicated to and named after the entire options industry.

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

Ronald McDonald House New York provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world.

For more information, visit www.rmh-newyork.org.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Please click below for a comprehensive overview of each year’s activities.

2014 ISE CSR Annual Recap

2013 ISE CSR Annual Recap

2012 ISE CSR Annual Recap

2010 ISE CSR Annual Recap

ISE Reviews

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ISE Awards & Accolades

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Most Innovative Exchange Technology , Wall Street Letter, 2013
Most Proactive Exchange for ETF Options/Derivatives , 9th Annual Global ETF Awards, 2013
Best Options Trading Venue , Wall Street Letter, 2014
Most Proactive Exchange for ETF Options/Derivatives , Global ETF Awards(r), 2014
Most Innovative Trading Technology , Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards, 2015
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Additional Info

Website www.ise.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Unknown
Industry Finance

International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. operates two U.S. options exchanges, ISE and ISE Gemini, and delivers a superior trading experience to its member firms through its market structure, industry-leading technology, unique functionality for trading complex orders, and award-winning customer service. In addition to the options business, ISE ETF Ventures provides its ... More

Mission: Our mission is to foster an environment where a collaborative culture and vision for the future, a unique approach to technology, and a talented and passionate staff is the key to our success. ISE offers our employees a challenging yet rewarding work environment with an ongoing commitment to industry excellence. Innovation is encouraged at ISE and we foster a workplace that will help you grow both professionally and intellectually.

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