Contineo hires Julie Chen as Head of Operations

Contineo, the industry-backed messaging network for equity-linked structured products, today announced the appointment of top financial senior consultant Julie Chen as Head of Operations.Hong Kong, 9 June 2015:

Contineo is currently finalizing preparations to go live later this month with its current subscribers. CEO Mark Muñoz said Ms Chen’s appointment was an important step in preparing the company for the swift growth journey ahead.

“Julie comes to us with strong international experience in financial technology operations, and expertise in the structured products space,” he said. “We are fortunate to have her on the team and look forward to her contribution as we prepare to go live.”

Ms Chen was most recently a senior consultant for Kurt Salmon in Paris and Hong Kong, spearheading financial technology projects for top-tier financial institutions. She has worked for BNP Paribas and consulted for a number of other institutions, including Societe Generale and Credit Agricole. Fluent in four languages, Ms Chen holds a Master of Finance degree from Tsinghua University and an Engineering degree from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite in France.

“Contineo is unique in bringing together industry leaders to build a utility platform that will benefit not only the users, but the market as a whole,” she said. “I’m excited to work at a company that has the energy of a start-up combined with the backing of some of the world’s most respected financial institutions.”

For interviews with Mark Munoz:
Kristin Westlake, The Continuum Partners /+61 416 219 358

About Contineo Limited

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.

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Private banking access to equity-linked structured products in Asia Pacific is set to be revolutionised after a group of global banks clubbed together to create a centralised ordering system.The system, named Contineo, was launched in January this year and will become fully operational in June. It provides an electronic messaging network to connect buyers and sellers, which will simplify market structure and provide transparency in what is an opaque market with little solid information on value or volumes. Contineo is funded by Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan and Société Générale, together with technology firm AG Delta. Julius Baer is the first private bank involved with the system.

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