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Lance Uggla, the Canadian CEO of financial services company Markit.
Lance Uggla, the Canadian CEO of financial services company Markit.
(Randy Quan/The Globe and Mail)

Markit rolls out open messaging network for cheaper finance chat

Financial data and processing firm Markit Group Ltd. is trying to break down communication walls between financial firms through a new messaging service for buy- and sell-side finance pros.

Markit Collaboration Services allows users to instant message, share documents and video, and chat to one another, even if their companies use different sharing systems internally.