Thomson Reuters Eikon live in Hong Kong

Source: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, rolled out its next-generation desktop for Hong Kong financial market professionals at The Four Seasons Hotel in International Finance Centre today.

Thomson Reuters Eikon (pronounced "icon") is the third component of the company's bold innovation agenda that redefines how financial professionals work by placing the most comprehensive market information, news, analytics and trading tools available into a desktop as simple to use and collaborative as the Internet.

Thomson Reuters Eikon provides financial professionals with new tools to thrive in a new era. It follows the launch in April of Thomson Reuters Elektron, a new ultra-high speed data distribution network built to cope with the ever growing volumes of data generated by global markets, and Reuters Insider, an interactive on-demand video platform that premiered in May. The highly innovative Reuters Insider multimedia service is a key part of the Eikon experience, offering a totally new way of consuming professional video news on-demand and fully contextualised within the desktop.

Response to the new desktop from local, mainland and global financial firms in Hong Kong has been strong, and existing clients have already begun to move onto Thomson Reuters Eikon. Financial professionals using Eikon in Hong Kong and across the region receive 24/7 support via multiple channels offered in eight languages including Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Additionally, financial professionals in Hong Kong and across the region can benefit from the Knowledge Network, a new offering from Thomson Reuters that brings together innovative multimedia learning methods to enhance the Thomson Reuters Eikon experience. Expert and specialist trainers provide immediate and interactive live training through the Knowledge Live platform.

The Thomson Reuters Hong Kong IT team played a vital role alongside colleagues in Bangkok and Beijing in the development of Eikon's Streaming Proxy technology, which delivers real-time data to desktops.

Kenneth Tsui, Managing Director, Hong Kong for Thomson Reuters, commented: "In this new era where markets, geographies and asset classes as are increasingly correlated, the need for easily accessible information becomes vital, especially in a market as dynamic and rapidly-evolving as Hong Kong. Thomson Reuters Eikon removes the need to remember instrument codes or use complex interfaces; it is the most significant offering for the financial industry in a generation."

Thomson Reuters Eikon leverages information into easy-to-use web style search, aggregates the best of social networking technology, and allows for seamless mobile interchange from the office, home or while on the move. Eikon is available on multiple computer platforms, Blackberry and iPhone devices with a single sign-on to access information anywhere, at anytime.

A core innovation of Thomson Reuters Eikon is the harnessing of social networking technology for financial markets and the ability to connect financial professionals around the globe in creating valuable communities. With the tools to publish views or ideas to targeted groups and share real-time rich content and analysis with colleagues and market counterparts, financial professionals can build relationships and grow their business.

To complete the trading cycle, Thomson Reuters Eikon seamlessly links to some of the world's deepest pools of foreign exchange, equities, fixed income and trading venues such as Tradeweb, with easy-click trade capabilities so that market professionals can act in real-time.

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