The bond market trade discovery tool

Katana is the bond market trade discovery tool for dealers and asset managers that identifies specific trade ideas and broader trends earlier, faster and more precisely.

Portfolio managers and traders can monitor their holdings or watchlists and find opportunities for the bonds in which they already have an interest, as soon as they appear.

Using machine learning and the latest big data cloud technologies, Katana analyses millions of bond pairs to identify over/under valued pairs and reveals actionable trade opportunities. By separating signals from the noise traders can optimize their holdings and secure alpha using the finest market intelligence.

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Our vision

Helping dealers and asset managers make data-driven decisions

We augment the decision making process by unlocking unbiased, data-driven trade ideas.

We use computational power and machine learning algorithms to help explore more ideas and find opportunities faster.

A Trader's View

Katana Labs
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July 8, 2020

HCOB'22 vs SOCGEN '22 - 08.07.20

Katana Labs
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June 25, 2020

European Financials 25.06.20

Features

Discover new trade ideas

In a bond universe of 2,000 bonds there are 2,000,000 possible pair trade ideas. Every morning Katana scans the whole market for dislocations and identifies ideas worth exploring.

Scan for trends

A data-driven dashboard to get an overview of the latest trade ideas

Monitor your portfolio or watchlist

Find opportunities for the bonds in which you already have an interest, as soon as they appear

Search and filter

Search and filter the bond universe to find specific trade ideas matching your strategy and mandate.

Analyze

Get a quick view of past trends and price inconsistencies per trade idea.

Collaborate

Save, share and comment on trade ideas with your team.
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Katana interface

About us

Founded by Santiago Braje, the team is located in London, looking for experienced traders, data-scientists and cloud developers

Santiago Braje

CEO & Founder

Dr Androniki Menelaou

COO & co-Founder

Dennis Vis

CTO

Dr Alexander De Souza

Head of Machine Learning

Buford Scott

CFO

Santiago Braje

CEO and Founder

Santiago Braje

CEO
Katana quickly points out potential trade pairs with atypical spread differentials. You screen and filter for obvious reasons such as liquidity premium on one leg of a trade or negative credit events, but in the remaining set of opportunities we found some very worthwhile trades to execute.
Chris Brils
Senior Portfolio Manager, Actiam
"We found a trade idea in Katana and a day after we executed our trades the sell-side made the same recommendation in a research note"
Thomas Thoden van Velzen
Portfolio Manager, PGGM
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