Asia Risk: First Multi-issuer Structured Product Network goes live in Asia

Contineo initiative set to transform structured product sector from a manual to an electronic basis.The launch of the industry’s first open multi-issuer network Contineo today is set to transform the structured products business from a manual to an electronic standard, just as happened with the cash equities business 20 years ago, according to Mark Munoz, Hong Kong-based managing director for the entity.

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The Wall Street Journal: Contineo Launches Supermarket for Structured Products in Asia

Tech Firm Aims to Improve Transparency and Efficiency of Products Amid Rising DemandHONG KONG—Six of the world’s biggest banks have joined forces to back a new network for selling structured products in Asia, as competition intensifies among firms running marketplaces for wealthy investors.

Contineo, a Hong Kong-based technology firm with the backing of a consortium consisting of Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Société Générale and data services company AG Delta, aims to provide increased transparency in the Asian structured-product market for private banks and their customers.

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Yahoo Finance: Contineo Limited Establishes First Open Multi-Issuer Network for Structured Products

Contineo Limited launched today the industry’s first open messaging network, delivering greater access to equity-linked structured products for private banking and wealth management firms. Contineo has backing from: AG Delta, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.The funding will support the implementation and ongoing development of Contineo’s network and technology, which at launch will allow subscribers to easily access their counter-parties through a web-based interface and a set of open application programming interfaces (APIs). The technology is powered by AG Delta’s application architecture and is targeted to go live in early 2015.

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