Thomson Reuters Messenger (RM; formerly Reuters Messaging)
is an instant messaging
tool and real time collaboration service designed for financial professionals. Messenger was first released by Reuters
in November 2002. On April 17, 2008 the Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC combined to form Thomson Reuters
. The most recent version of Messenger is Thomson Reuters Messenger 8.3 (released July 30, 2010.)
Thomson Reuters Messenger allows financial professionals to securely share information with customers, colleagues and other business counterparts worldwide and in real-time. Messenger is available as a stand-alone product or as an embedded component in other Thomson Reuters products. The Messenger community provides direct access to over 140,000 professionals from the world's top financial institutions.
Thomson Reuters Messenger Compliance is an add-on risk management and regulatory compliance service. Messenger Compliance logs all content shared and received through Messenger including group chat, attachments, forms and screenshots. Archives are accessible (for extended archiving and eDiscovery) for a period of up to 7 years.
Messenger allows users to communicate with individuals on various consumer and enterprise IM networks. Consumer connectivity includes AOL Instant Messenger
, Yahoo! Messenger
and MSN Messenger
. Reuters Messaging Interchange provides enterprise IM connectivity to those on Microsoft Office Communications Server
(OCS), IBM Lotus Sametime