Thomson Reuters reaches desktop interoperability milestone

Source: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters has completed a key milestone in its commitment to provide a powerful and integrated buy-side trading workflow solution by delivering interoperability between its financial markets desktop Eikon and REDI execution management system.

The milestone follows Thomson Reuters acquisition of REDI in January this year and the recent expansion of the Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger community to REDI clients.

With this new development, Thomson Reuters customers can now benefit from interoperability between REDI’s best-in-class trading capabilities and Eikon’s pre-trade content and functionality to support their trading workflow. Thomson Reuters has also integrated Elektron market data into the execution management system so that customers can leverage the same market data across Eikon and REDI platforms and reduce their total cost of ownership.

In addition, buy-side customers using the execution management system can now subscribe to broader connectivity via Autex Trade Route as well as have direct access to Autex Indications of Interest (IOI) and Advertised Trades (AT) which are designed to give traders greater transparency into prices and executed trades, respectively, by some of the largest banks and brokers in the industry.

“As a multi-strategy trading firm, we needed a reliable, broker-neutral trading platform that streamlines our workflow across asset classes and maximizes our efficiency,” said Joseph Monte, founder and chief executive officer of Merus Global Investors. “By bringing together the full breadth and depth of Thomson Reuters data and desktop with their REDI execution management system, Eikon Messaging and access to the Autex network, Thomson Reuters has created a compelling solution to address our needs. We are impressed with their open vision and commitment to a fully integrated platform that brings the best of Thomson Reuters and its partners to the buy-side community.”

“By leveraging the openness and interoperability of the Eikon platform with REDI, this development marks another step towards delivering a powerful and tailored workflow solution for our buy-side clients,” said Michael Chin, managing director, co-head of Trading, Thomson Reuters. “Our goal is to create a superior end-to-end trading platform for the buy-side that is open, broker-neutral and cross-asset.”

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