Communicator Inc is to offer its instant messaging product Hub IM to corporate users of the FXall multi-bank foreign exchange trading portal.
FXall's buy-side client base of 500 institutions and thousands of users can use Hub IM to access messaging, collaboration forums and the global address book of investors across 2000 investment institutions. The product is already integrated into SecuritiesHub, a global fixed-income research and information portal, enabling buy-side customers to communicate in real-time with their sell-side colleagues at major Wall Street investment firms.
FXall already uses Communicator's Hub Content and Portals service as a means to develop and operate its research platform.
Communicator CEO Leo Schlinkert, says: "FXall is already an essential source of information for traders in the foreign exchange market. Adding a layer of secure electronic communication and collaboration increases FXall's prominence in its clients' workflow, helping make brokers and traders even more efficient."
The agreement follows a similar agreement struck by FXall in March this year specifying the use of Reuters Instant Messaging over the portal.