Thomson Reuters and CME Group team up to integrate instant messaging networks
The combined service will be available late Q3 2016; and will allow over 300,000 current market participants using the respective messenger services to communicate “seamlessly” across platforms.
Shaun Sibley, MD, supply chain and commodities at Thomson Reuters, says its work with CME Group is part of its “long-standing commitment to provide an open messaging platform that breaks down the barriers to communication in financial markets and helps our users to address regulatory requirements”.
Craig Mohan, CME Group MD market technology and data services, adds: “CME Pivot enables users to distribute instant messages to more than 400 potential counterparties at once, and provides liquidity alerts that flag key CME Globex activity for market participants.”
Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger is a standalone, “free-of-charge” application that includes bilateral chat controls, keyword blocking, disclaimers and policy enforcement. It also provides users with access to the “world’s largest open directory of contacts”, spanning more than 285,000 individuals in 25,000 firms across 180 countries.