ELITE Connect and OpenExchange partner to boost video conferencing across Europe and US

  • Agreement allows ELITE Connect and OpenExchange users to interact using compatible online meeting technology
  • Geographical strength of each platform extends breadth of virtual meeting opportunities for users across Europe and US
  • ELITE Connect is LSEG’s online connection platform for public companies, intermediaries and institutional investors
  • Open Exchange is a leading US-based video conferencing solution for financial service professionals

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces ELITE Connect, its online connection platform for a wide range of market participants including public companies, investor relations professionals, institutional investors and brokers, is partnering with OpenExchange, the US based secure  video service for corporate executives, investor relations officers, analysts and portfolio managers.

The agreement will allow ELITE Connect users to access OpenExchange’s patented online meeting technology, opening up further business opportunities for them across all continents.  OpenExchange’s assisted meeting technology, providing operator supported connections at the start of online meetings and ELITE Connect’s self-service meeting capabilities, allowing users  to open meetings directly, are underpinned by the same software. As a result both platforms are highly compatible and able to provide seamless inter connectivity between users.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE:
“ELITE Connect is fully committed to harnessing the power of technology to connect investors and companies across the globe and today’s partnership with OpenExchange underlines our global ambitions.

“Both ELITE Connect and OpenExchange are highly complementary partners with a shared ambition to use technology for the benefit of investors,  companies and trusted intermediaries. Our partnership will revolutionise the way meetings and investor interaction with companies takes place across the world.”

Mark Loehr, CEO, OpenExchange:
“OpenExchange is excited to expand its global footprint with a partner like ELITE Connect that truly believes in the value and impact of virtual meetings.  Our firms are building powerful networks and combining our efforts can significantly increase the reach and ease of use for our clients.”

“Every day, we are challenged by our customers to help them be more effective and efficient with their time.  Working closely with ELITE Connect will help strengthen each of our positions as videoconference thought leaders in the financial industry.”

Further information on ELITE Connect can be found at:  www.elite-connect.com or please email eliteconnect@lseg.com

Further information on OpenExchange can be found at:  www.openexc.com or please email sales@openexc.com

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Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe's leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies to access funds for growth and development.

Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $10 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, XTF and RNS.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s CSD based in Luxembourg.

LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 3,500 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com