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Eikon Messenger gives you access to the world’s largest verified directory of financial market participants via the federated messaging network.
Collaborate directly from your Eikon desktop or mobile with more than 280,000 traders, brokers, analysts and more – no matter what desktop or network they use.
Greater Flexibility and Enhanced Compliance Controls
The new Bilateral Chat functionality enables users to create persistent conversations that are systematically limited to a maximum of two companies at one time. And, with enhanced compliance controls, you can be confident that all chats created are secure and fully compliant.
Bilateral Chat is available exclusively for our Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger customers.
Building your buyside network
The finance industry’s most open and connected collaboration tool, Eikon Messenger is open to any participant in the financial markets, giving you access to the world’s largest open directory of financial professionals including over 28,000 users from the buy-side and corporate entities across more than 120 countries worldwide.
With Eikon Messenger, you have access to financial messaging with a searchable directory of professionals that extends across multiple platforms and networks – from in-house messaging networks based on Microsoft Lync and IBM Sametime, to public chat tools such as Yahoo and AOL. And by using Eikon Messenger within Thomson Reuters Eikon, you can do much more than just message – you can also share live data, charts and analytics with your contacts.
The professional community is moving from Yahoo - don’t get left behind
On Friday 10 June Yahoo announced legacy versions of Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued 5 August 2016 and it will no longer be possible to sign in or send messages from versions 11.5 and below. Yahoo also confirmed withdrawal of support for their API, effective the same date, which will render it impossible for 3rd parties to connect their networks to Yahoo Messenger.
It is not possible to record or control messages sent via the new Yahoo Messenger client (available on browser and mobile applications). Any firms that are obliged to record and store electronic communications to satisfy regulatory obligations will be forced to migrate to other networks. If your firm chooses to migrate to a ‘closed’ network your users will only be able to continue connections with others available on the network you have joined.
To avoid disruption and to ensure continued access to your business contacts after the Yahoo imposed August 5th deadline, Thomson Reuters urges financial services customers to migrate to Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger today. Please register for a free account or contact us if you require assistance migrating your users or if you require support to recommend Eikon Messenger to your counterparts.
Bilateral Chat - Making it easier for you to do business whilst maintaining the highest standards of compliance
Thomson Reuters Messenger Compliance helps you meet regulatory requirements and manage business risk
A trusted, secure and auditable solution
Thomson Reuters recently partnered with the New York Times to explore the issues that the industry still faces in its quest to regain trust.
If financial institutions are to avoid further erosion of trust, it’s necessary to address instant messaging security. Eikon Messenger provides a single instant messaging solution that’s flexible and open enough for everyone in the industry to use. It is customizable according to a firm’s security needs, so traders can be restricted from messaging other departments or competing firms. The open architecture means that the system is fully auditable – it’s always possible to find who is saying what.
Get the insights on events that move markets
Messenger is your gateway into a number of by-invitation chat groups for specific assets and markets, each moderated and curated by expert Reuters journalists.
Breaking news reaches chat groups first, giving you a head start on market moves and what it all means. You will receive an overnight summary email and preview of news and events that will affect the market the next day.