19 April, 2018 (Hong Kong): Contineo, the industry-backed messaging network for equity-linked structured products, last night won Best Issuance Platform Asia Pacific at the annual Structured Retail Products Awards in Singapore, one of the industry’s most prestigious accolade, designed to recognise the best buy and sell-side companies and service providers across Asia-Pacific.
The award was based on votes from over 120 private, retail and investment banks across the region to distinguish best-in-class technology innovation, user interface, post trade service and breadth of coverage. CEO Mark Munoz said the award was testament to the team’s continuous commitment to strive for excellence in better servicing its customers.
“We are extremely pleased to be the recipient of this award as it shows continuous recognition and appreciation from the industry,” he said. “We are proud of the positive changes the network brings to our subscribers and will continue to drive innovation that will create a more efficient and transparent market. It is a distinct honor to be the recipient for this award for the third year in a row, and also a great encouragement to motivate us to attain even better performance going forward.”
Contineo went live in June 2015 as a communications hub for structured products. Mark Munoz mentioned that since last year, in addition to expanding the platform’s capabilities to great customer feedback, the firm had also doubled its subscriber base to 15 sell sides and 8 buy sides.
“Thanks to the support of our subscribers, we continue to enhance our offering,” he said. “The feedback we get from clients is that Contineo has helped simplify the workflow of RMs and that private banks embracing the platform are able to streamline their internal sales processes and increase their efficiency gains and revenue volumes. This has translated well in this industry accolade, which we are very proud of. Our wholehearted thanks to all who voted for us, recognising the value we bring as the only neutral, unconflicted platform of our kind.”
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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.
We believe that technology should be intuitive, easy to access, and available to all participants. This means creating an open messaging standard in concert with the buy-side and sell-side, and enabling access to all parties, including other certified technology vendors.
This mission is shared by our current subscribers, who recognise the importance of an open, efficient and transparent network.