IntercontinentalExchange's move to acquire NYSE Euronext has placed a spotlight on one man: Jeff Sprecher. However, the founder, chairman and CEO of ICE doesn't appear to be letting the attention bother him. Sprecher recently sounded off on issues including the interest-rate environment, the importance of U.S. capital markets, Enron and accessing Chinese markets. Regarding exchange mergers and acquisitions, Sprecher says, "M&A has not so much been about trying to get big for scale sake. It's about trying to have enough pieces to solve customer problems."

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