Company History

Catana Capital GmbH was founded in August 2015 by Bastian Lechner with the aim of bringing together new technologies and traditional asset management. The Frankfurt-based company was granted the BaFin license (KWG 32) in June 2016 and launched the first fund in July 2016. Catana Capital was awarded Germany’s best FinTech company at an early stage in 2017.

So far Catana Capital has conducted three financing rounds; the latest was in September 2018. We started test trading our strategies as early as May 2015 and have amassed a deep and unique understanding of how to trade markets with these alternative datasets and also how to structure innovative financial products which are solely Big Data and A.I. driven.

Catana Capital based in Frankfurt am Main

Professional and fully automated quantitative asset management based on Big Data analysis and A.I. algorithms

You can participate from our innovative trading strategy through our Data Intelligence Fund

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Our Philosophy

Our objective is to provide our clients with contemporary and technology-based investment solutions. We aim to give our clients the opportunity to invest via the commodity of the 21st century – data. All our investment approaches are based on Big Data analysis and processed using A.I. algorithms. The resulting trading strategies aim to generate superior risk-adjusted returns in all market phases.

Being an independent and BaFin-regulated financial institution and FinTech company, we provide our clients a modern and digital-based investment opportunity that keeps pace with the times while traditional banks and asset managers lag behind in terms of technological progress and innovation. All Catana Capital services are accessible for both institutional and retail investors.

Our Strategy

We believe that markets are driven by people, thus we use Big Data and A.I. to measure opinions of individual investors around the world. Using natural language processing, the algorithms process data in form of articles, news, comments, tweets and other user generated content. Traditional investors are not able to process all the information that is published online.

The A.I.-based algorithms can extract information out of more than two million texts per day. The collected data draws a broad picture of the sentiment of individual investors giving us useful information about future trends and upcoming risks in the markets. Based on this information the algorithm forecasts future price movements and adjusts the trading strategy accordingly.

Strategy based on Big Data Analysis and A.I.
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Company Outlook

Our aim is to develop the company from Germany’s best FinTech at an early stage in 2017 to a renowned international asset management company that affects the way of how people think about their investments in the future. We have developed a pipeline of innovative products based on Big Data analysis and A.I. algorithms which we will bring to market one by one.

In order to reach these goals, we keep in touch with experts within the asset management industry, researchers and universities to make sure that we are using state-of-the-art technology. Furthermore, we always think about new ways to improve our alternative datasets and work with our amazing partners on how we can extract more information out of the existing data.

The Team

Our team combines years of experience with a spirit of innovation

Bastian Lechner

Founder & CEO

Bastian Lechner

Bastian studied Business Administration at Handelshochschule Leipzig and MIT Sloan School of Management. He started his career at Credit Suisse in M&A. Bastian founded Catana Capital in August 2015 after running the Investment Banking Business Strategy & Innovation department of Commerzbank AG for 4 years. At Catana Capital he is responsible for the corporate strategy and business development.

Holger Knauer

Co-CEO & Chief Risk Officer

Holger Knauer

Holger started his career as an Executive Assistant to the Board of Universal Investment where he later was deputy head of institutional sales and relationship management. As board member he also was responsible for risk management and operations of EUR 1.8bn Celios Investment-AG TGV and its predecessor Prisma Investment AG TGV since 2011. At Catana Capital Holger is responsible for risk management and compliance.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Hebenstreit

Michael has a background in banking and several years of experience in institutional equity trading. Following his career as equity trader he started a successful online business developing and selling digital products which eventually, after 6 years in business, got acquired. At Catana Capital Michael uses his experience and expertise in SEO and online marketing to build the company’s online channels and roll out the digital strategy.

Radhika Ramamurthy

Software Development Manager

Radhika Ramamurthy

Radhika is a full-stack developer and Java professional having work experience of more than 10 years in JAVA / J2EE technologies working with international companies like Cisco Sytems, Nokia, Siemens Networks and Huawei Technologies. At Catana Capital she manages the overall IT systems which involves developing and maintaining different applications. Radhika enables major business processes through enhancements and automating the information technology functions.

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Catana Capital Awards

Catana Capital as innovative FinTech company has already received various awards

Golden Garage - FinTech Germany Award 2017
FERI Fund Innovations Award 2017
Deutscher Exzellenz Preis 2018
Alternative Investment Award 2017