Thomson Reuters and CME Group to Integrate Instant Messaging Networks in Support of Open Communication for Financial Markets

Eikon Messenger and CME Pivot instant messaging networks will together provide interconnected network for over 300,000 market participants across financial and commodities markets   London/Chicago, 13 July 2016 – Thomson Reuters and CME Group today announced they have reached an agreement to implement connectivity between their instant messaging networks, Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger and CME Pivot Instant Messaging, to support open and compliant cross-industry communication for financial and commodities markets. This combined service will be available late Q3 2016.   The agreement between Thomson Reuters and CME Group will allow over 300,000 current market participants using the respective messenger services to communicate seamlessly across platforms. Thomson Reuters and CME Group have seen a surge in new instant messaging account registrations in June, coinciding with the announcement that in August 2016, Yahoo plans to discontinue support for legacy versions of its instant messaging service, as well as the API used to connect its instant messaging service with other networks.   “Instant messaging platforms have become a popular tool for communication in financial markets. However, many of these platforms operate in silos and increased regulatory scrutiny has forced market participants to examine their ability to avoid exposure to unnecessary risk in using

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