Santiago Braje has over 20 years of experience in finance, having worked extensively in private and public credit markets. He began his career in corporate finance at Societe Generale and Citigroup in Argentina. He joined ING Financial Markets London in 2005 and became a Managing Director in 2009. At ING, he led emerging markets and structured credit trading before taking responsibility for all credit trading globally. He pioneered the application of data science in hedging strategies and market-making and in 2017 started Katana as an internal project. In November 2019 he left ING as founder and CEO of Katana Labs, an independent fintech company.
Who are you?
What does your firm do?
What made you pivot from a successful career as an Investment Banker and joined a newly incubated fintech start-up?
As a Fixed-Income Fund Manager who is not tech-savvy, what can you do for me?
Blockchain / Distributed ledger technology – in use with your firm? Hype or real?
Cloud - in use with your firm? Hype or real?
Fintech – is that how you describe your firm?
Where do you see technology impacting in the next five years on:
(b) Your firm
(c) Wider market
The second paragraph (biography) was supplied by Katana Labs as was the picture of Santiago Braje. This interview was conducted remotely over a Zoom call and transcribed by Alignment Systems. No payment was asked for or received either way.