November 7, 2016

Thomson Reuters to Offer Financial Community Exclusive, Live U.S. Election Day News and Commentary

Global Markets Forum, available to Eikon Messenger users, will provide ongoing news and commentary from senior Reuters editors and reporters

NEW YORK Thomson Reuters will host live news and commentary on the U.S. elections for Eikon Messenger users via its Global Markets Forum (GMF) as events unfold, offering the market direct access to senior Reuters editors and reporters. 

The Global Markets Forum is an innovative, cross-asset and cross-regional community, connecting senior global financial market professionals with Reuters news and guest commentary.  Election commentary will begin in GMF just before the first U.S. polling stations open on November 8 and will continue throughout the evening and following morning as results are announced. News and analysis will cover the presidential election as well as U.S. House, Senate and other races, and will feature Reuters editors, political, economic and financial reporters, including reports from battleground states and the candidates’ election headquarters. GMF participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and post their own comments.   

“The Global Markets Forum offers financial professionals a platform to transfer ideas and gain access to the insight and expertise of colleagues in Reuters news through Eikon Messenger’s open network,” said Lesli Fairchild, head of collaboration services, Thomson Reuters.  “Together with other Reuters forums hosted through Eikon Messenger, we are providing financial professionals with an exclusive venue to become better informed on topical issues while interacting and networking with peers.” 

Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger is an established, open, free and secure instant messaging collaboration tool for the global financial community.  Eikon Messenger aids regulatory compliance by including bilateral chat controls in conjunction with a suite of active compliance tools, including features for keyword blocking, disclaimers and policy enforcement.  Eikon Messenger is also supported on major mobile devices.  The Eikon Messenger Directory provides access to more than 300,000 users across more than 25,000 organizations in 180 countries. As noted in an August announcement, Eikon Messenger has experienced a surge in account registrations.   

In addition to Global Market Forum, experts from Reuters news host a number of regional, asset-class specific community forums, focused on emerging markets, foreign exchange, energy and equities.

The Global Markets Forum is one of several U.S. election- related products Thomson Reuters is offering the market.  Thomson Reuters recently launched the U.S. Election App in its flagship desktop product Eikon, a one-stop location for market data, news, commentary, and analysis across all financial segments leading up to and after the election. also provides ongoing election news stories and analysis. 

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