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Source: Contango & Kynetix
Date: Dec 2, 2013
Author: Clive Furness

Kynetix and Contango join forces on solutions for commodities and EMIR challenges.

Kynetix, the specialist technology solutions provider for physical delivery of commodities and fixed income, today announced a partnership with one the world’s leading independent commodities and derivatives consultancies, Contango.

The two firms are jointly committed to provide sound product development & technology solutions that will equip the derivatives market with the tools to tackle some of the more complex administrative & reporting challenges posed by EMIR.

Kynetix and Contango will be working together to deliver post trade solutions and process improvements for participants in the global derivatives industry, leveraging the in-depth market knowledge and technology delivery capability that the two firms collectively offer. The firms will focus initially on developing: solutions centred round exchange traded deliveries (bonds & commodities); reconciliations and Transaction Reporting.

Matt Dolton, one of the founding directors of Kynetix comments: “We are delighted to be working with Contango. They are a natural fit for our business model bringing hard-won market knowledge as well as deep understanding of the commodities and derivatives markets and of the consequences of new regulations laid down by EMIR. Together we can deliver real value to client firms who may be floundering in interpreting the complexities of EMIR in the most efficient way for their business.”

Contango’s managing director, Clive Furness comments: “It is a time of great upheaval within our industry. There has been considerable consolidation within the global commodities & derivatives markets and the fall out is a multitude of operational pressures that extend far beyond the day to day business. Working with Kynetix we feel ideally placed to provide companies with the help they need to manage change along with their regulatory obligations whilst driving post-trade efficiency and business advantage.” ENDS.

Editors’ Notes:

About Kynetix: Founded in 1996, Kynetix is a leading provider of specialist technology solutions for physical delivery of commodities and fixed incomes. We specialise in providing mobile, cloud and on premise applications which deliver rapid time to benefit and the opportunity to gain competitive edge. A veteran of the financial services industry, Kynetix has worked with some of the largest global commodities exchanges and their members over the past 17 years, identifying areas to improve efficiency and reduce risk through the technology solutions designed and built by them.

About Contango: Contango was founded in 1999 by managing director, Clive Furness. The company has developed into one of the world’s leading independent commodities and derivatives consultancies, counting the world’s leading exchanges, investment banks, technology companies and clearing houses as clients. Contango’s deep product expertise underpins the delivery of solutions (both business & technology) throughout the trade lifecycle across all centrally cleared asset classes.

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