12 November, 2015 (Hong Kong):
Contineo, the industry-backed messaging network for equity-linked structured products, was awarded Best New Product/Platform in the prestigious Asian Private Banker Awards today.
The awards recognise technology companies with ‘foresight and the ability to create innovation and efficiency at private banks.’ CEO Mark Munoz said the award was a pleasing addition to the many awards Contineo had won in the five months since its launch.
“We are in the company of very established global service providers, including Microsoft, as a winner in the Technology category,” he said. “It’s significant that this category is for more than just a platform, because in our short lifetime Contineo has already evolved. We are not just the best network for our asset class, but also a data provider for unique insights into what has previously been a completely opaque market.”
Contineo went live in June as a communications hub for products including Equity Linked Notes; Knock-Out Equity Linked Notes; Accumulator; Decumulator; Fixed Coupon Notes; DRAN and OTC Options. In the five months since go-live the firm has won awards for Best Multi-Issuer Platform Asia Pacific and Outstanding Wealth Management Technology Initiative – Front End.
“Contineo is growing fast,” said Munoz. “We have received great feedback from all of our subscribers and our unique edge is that we work with them, through our Advisory Committee, to determine what’s really important to the industry and make those things a reality. Contineo was developed by the industry, for the industry, and our success is reflected in accolades such as these.”
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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.