Download our Whitepaper

Download our Whitepaper

"Relative value trade identification"

Thank you for your interest in Katana!

Click the link below to start your download
Download
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

The bond market trade discovery tool that enables you to monitor your holdings or watchlists to identify opportunities

Katana’s machine learning algorithm provides a solid baseline to help users solve the complex problem of assessing relative value. In an expanding bond universe and with increasing volumes of data, Katana systematically evaluates every possible opportunity to enhance performance and alerts users of relevant trade ideas. Receive alerts of opportunities to swap expensive bonds in your portfolio for a cheaper alternative when the odds are in your favour and be confident to trade at the right time.

Founded in 2018
Based in London, UK
Supported by ING

The team

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

Marijn de Jong

Board Member, Chief of Business Development

Frederic Hofmann

Board Member, MD, ING Ventures

Milan Balogh

Lead UX Designer

Antony Howlett

Senior Front End Developer

Marcin Antas

Full Stack Developer

Brenda Naidoo

People Operations & Customer Success Manager

Marijn de Jong

Board Member, Chief of Business Development

Frederic Hofmann

Board Member, MD, ING Ventures

Milan Balogh

Lead UX Designer

Antony Howlett

Senior Front End Developer

Marcin Antas

Full Stack Developer

Brenda Naidoo

People Operations & Customer Success Manager
Show more...

Our story

Katana was incubated at ING and funded internally for 2 years. The product was co-created with investment teams at PGGM (the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands). Santiago Braje, the head of credit trading at ING at the time, first started an innovation project to build an augmented intelligence tool to help ING traders quote sharper and faster prices. The idea of building Katana emerged soon after, focusing this time on the challenges faced by the buy side.
A diverse team of user experience designers, software developers and data scientists from ING Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics conceived and created Katana in close collaboration with subject market experts at PGGM and other asset managers. On November 1st 2019 Katana spun out of ING as a separate legal entity, supported by ING Ventures as a minority shareholder and other investors. The company is based in London and the team is expanding.