20 September, 2016 (Hong Kong):
Contineo, the industry-backed messaging network for structured products, last night won Best Dealer Platform Asia Pacific for the second year running at the annual Structured Retail Products Awards in Hong Kong.
The award was based on votes from over 700 private, retail and investment banks across the region as well as peer reviews and revenue data. CEO Mark Munoz said the award cemented the position Contineo has carved in the market since first winning the award in 2015 not long after the firm’s launch.
“It’s very gratifying to see the team’s hard work rewarded in this way,” he said. “We’ve exceeded our own targets over the 15 months we’ve been live, and it’s nice to have the industry recognize what we’ve achieved.”
Contineo counts as clients the most top tier banks in Asia with a majority of flow in structured products, and recently added data analytics to its suite of services. Munoz said the support of the industry has been pivotal in Contineo’s growth to date.
“Contineo has always been an industry-wide initiative,” he said. “From our inception the business and open architecture technology has been designed to work with all industry participants, including other technology providers. A big thank-you from our team to everyone who voted for us and recognized the value we have brought to the market.”
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Contineo is the first industry supported, open messaging network for private banks and wealth management firms to access issuers of structured products. Together we are a community with a shared vision and purpose.
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