(Bloomberg) -- Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange and some of the world's biggest futures markets, has the booming business of bond ETFs in its sights.

"We're aggressive and we're interested in this space and so we're able to move quickly," Jeffrey Sprecher, the chairman and chief executive officer of ICE, said in a conference call Wednesday to discuss the Atlanta-based company's quarterly results. "It's going to be a growth area for us."

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