2014 Review: Data Industry Sends a Message on Chat Platforms

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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