Thomson Reuters Adds Bilateral Chat to Eikon Messenger

The functionality will enable firms to ensure compliance and minimize opportunities for collusion on market manipulation.

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The bilateral chat feature enables users of the Eikon desktop and the standalone version of the Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger to initiate bilateral chats─with access restricted to only one or two organizations─by clicking on a new ‘Create a Bilateral Chat' icon within the platform and inviting the required participants.

Thomson Reuters will screen invited participants against an internal database of organizations' parent entities, subsidiaries, joint ventures and affiliates to ensure that conv