2014 Review: Data Industry Sends a Message on Chat Platforms


With the backing of banking heavyweights including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and vendor partner Thomson Reuters, the initiative was considered a serious alternative to Bloomberg’s ubiquitous messaging system.

Over the course of 2014, the initiative gained momentum with additional signings including S&P Capital IQ and Jeffries, but in October, a new player entered the messaging market in the form of Symphony, a secure messaging platform for