Markit has integrated the industry’s first vetted, cross-network directory for open messaging with Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger, in a further expansion of the instant messaging service.
The address book consists of over 250,000 contacts was initially launched by Markit’s Collaboration Services, the network it launched in October 2013 in partnership with Thomson Reuters and eight global banks.
According to Markit, the service enables participants to send instant messages securely across disparate messaging platforms in a bid to improve efficiency, compliance and reduce cost.
“Thomson Reuters has been a key part of the open messaging network initiative from the start,” said Brad Levy, global head of processing at Markit.
“Our integrated directory service shows how service providers are working together to create an industry-wide solution.”