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Renaud Oury, Apex

Former HSBC Exec Joins Contineo As CTO

Contineo, a Hong Kong-based open messaging platform for order management and price discovery, has appointed Franck Lerak as chief technology officer. Lerak’s role is to lead the firm’s technology teams as they continue to expand beyond its buy-side client base to investment counselors and relationship managers, as well as capitalize on new offerings, such as a lifecycle module and analytics tools.

Lerak joins from HSBC, where he was global head of equity

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