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Thomson Reuters and CME Group to integrate instant messaging networks

First Published 13th July 2016

Eikon Messenger and CME Pivot instant messaging networks to provide interconnected network across financial and commodities markets.

London and Chicago - Thomson Reuters and CME Grouphave agreed 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 across platforms. Thomson Reuters and CME Group said they 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.