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Thomson Reuters: Expands Buy-Side Equity Trading Capabilities in Thomson Reuters Eikon

Buy-side customers to gain aggregate view of broker liquidity and improved trade execution capabilities through integration of Autex Indications of Interest data and FlexTrade Execution Management System in Thomson Reuters flagship financial markets desktop

NEW YORK, LONDON, May 20, 2014 – Thomson Reuters today announced that it has enhanced equities and futures trading capabilities in its flagship desktop, Thomson Reuters Eikon, with the integration of FlexTrade’s Execution Management System (“EMS”) and Autex Indications of Interest (“IOI”) data. These moves support Thomson Reuters aim to connect and power the global financial community by providing buy-side customers with seamless access to broker-neutral EMS capabilities as well as tools to better monitor broker activity and liquidity.

With the integration of FlexTrade’s EMS in Eikon, FlexTrade Spark, buy-side traders can efficiently streamline their workflow and optimize their execution strategy. With this tool traders gain access to equities and futures trade execution capabilities and can send orders to multiple brokers and venues, including dark pools and ATS/MTFs, while benefiting from an aggregate view of liquidity, tools to monitor market events, and the ability to receive news, price and volume alerts to better inform their trading strategies. FlexTrade is a member of Thomson Reuters established partner network, which provides customers the freedom to choose from among the leading OMS and EMS providers. Thomson Reuters plans to integrate additional OMS and EMS vendor capabilities in Eikon over time.

“Thomson Reuters is leading the way forward in next generation desktops for the financial markets,” said Vijay Kedia, president and CEO, FlexTrade, “Thomson Reuters Eikon is focused on making the consumption and analysis of data as simple and intuitive as possible for traders. By integrating a bestof-breed application such as FlexTrade Spark EMS in Eikon, we are streamlining the trader’s workflow and making their job easier and more efficient.”

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