Multi-issuer platforms clash over MIPs’ purpose

Contineo and deritrade are divided on whether MIPs are simply an information exchange hub or an all-inclusive tool enabling private banks to check, trade and manage structured products

Mark Munoz, Contineo

Multi-issuer platforms (MIPs) are jostling over more than just customers. Contineo describes an MIP primarily as a hub where private banks can exchange information with issuers, while deritrade offers a competing definition, saying these networks should go further and facilitate all activities linked to the trading of structured products.

Hong Kong-based Contineo went live in June, challenging deritrade, a platform by Swiss banking group Vontobel that launched in Asia in early 2015. MIPs provide

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