Katch Investment Group

THE TEAM

We have a dedicated team of investment experts with strong track records in asset management, market research and investment advisory. Our team has strong expertise in identifying market trends and unique, attractive investment opportunities for private clients, families, and financial intermediaries. Having deployed various investment solutions for sophisticated clients, our team has the required knowledge and experience to structure complex investment vehicles that deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns.

LEADERS IN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

Katch Team Members

Stephane Prigent, CFA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Stephane has more than 20 years of experience in asset management in several locations around the world: Paris, Boston, NYC, London, and Panama City.

Laurent Jeanmart

CHAIRMAN

Laurent has in excess of 20 years of investment management experience in alternative assets with major financial institutions.

Pascal Rohner, CFA

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Pascal has more than 20 years of experience in financial market research, portfolio management, and investment advisory.

Clement Fuzeau

Chief Marketing Officer

Clement has several years of experience in asset management in the United States, and in Panama.

Katy Trujillo

Chief Administrative Officer

Katy has more than five years of experience in business administration and accounting.

Fernando Pinedo Hoyos

Chief Operating Officer

Fernando Pinedo has several years of international experience in sectors such as project finance, financial audit and risk management. 

 

Jose Luis Fabrega, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jose Luis Fabrega has been part of the Katch team for the past three years, focusing on portfolio management and investment analysis.

Nick Oakley

Portfolio Manager – Real Estate

Nick has over 25 years of real estate backed underwriting experience, specializing in origination and the management of debt positions in development finance and short-term finance.

Leon Clarance

Head of Litigation Funding

Leon has more than 20 years professional experience having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Maria Ryan, CFA

Portfolio Manager - European Secured Lending

Maria has 16 years of senior corporate, asset and real estate backed underwriting experience as the managing director of a team of 10 underwriters…

Ivan Faustinelli

Sales Director - Switzerland

Ivan has experience in business development, sales and relationship management, and counts on a strong network of financial professional in the French and Italian parts of Switzerland.

Monica Alfaro

Sales Representative

Monica has experience in business development and counts on a strong network of financial professionals in Latin America.

Anais Kebir

Head of Legal

Anais has general knowledge in corporate and business law that she gained while working at Magic Circle law firms in Paris and London.

Juan Carlos Serrano

HR & Administration - Switzerland

Juan Carlos Serrano has more than 19 years of experience in the financial sector, working for leading international institutions such as AXA Group, Credit Suisse and most recently CrèditAndorrà Financial Group.

Ryan Holtzhausen

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan has over 15 years’ extensive internal-finance experience in South Africa, Ethiopia, the UK, the USA and Panama.

 

Nicole Rojas

Marketing Assistant

Nicole has experience in marketing, research and communication positions at multinational corporations in Panama.

Stephane Prigent, CFA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Stephane has more than 20 years of experience in asset management in several locations around the world: Paris, Boston, NYC, London, and Panama City. He has worked in several banks, such as BNP Paribas, Lehman Brothers, State Street Capital, and Credit Andorra. His focus has been on the construction and management of portfolios for clients with a focus on alternative investments. In his previous experience at State Street London, Stephane was a managing director in his global head of equity sales research position. He was a member of the European executive committee and oversaw 25 people located in New York City, London, and Hong Kong. 

Stephane has a master’s degree from IPAG Business School in Paris and an MBA from Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), and is a CFA charterholder.

Laurent Jeanmart

CHAIRMAN

Laurent has 20 years of investment experience in alternative asset management. Laurent’s previous experiences include responsibilities at Fidelis Insurance Holdings Ltd., a London and Bermuda based insurance company where he was group chief investment officer managing $1.5bn of assets. Previously, he was global head of investment at Platinum Capital Management Ltd., a global asset management platform, where his responsibilities included overseeing the firm’s actively managed funds (hedge funds, equities, volatility, and commodities).  

Laurent’s early career included spells at BNP Paribas SA, Lazard LLC, GLG Partners LP, and Signia Wealth. Laurent graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques and Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, both in France, from INSEAD (France-Singapore), and has successfully passed all three levels of the CFA Charter holder exam.

Pascal Rohner, CFA

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Pascal has more than 20 years of experience in financial market research, portfolio management, and investment advisory. He worked several years as a financial analyst, strategist and investment advisor for Credit Suisse in Zurich, New York and Panama. Before joining Katch Investment Group in April 2019, he was the chief investment officer of Credit Andorra and its Multi Family Office, Private Investment Management in Panama. 

Pascal has a master’s degree in Management and Economics from the University of Zurich and is a CFA charterholder. 

Clement Fuzeau

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Clement has several years of experience in asset management in the United States, and in Panama. Clement’s previous experiences include portfolio management and financial advisory for high-net-worth-clients. Before joining Katch Investment Group as the chief marketing officer, he worked for a broker dealer in Miami where he oversaw the equity desk and mutual fund desk. 

Clement passed the FINRA Series 7 & Series 66, and graduated from both Lindenwood University and the University of Poitiers in marketing.

Katy Trujillo

Chief Administrative Officer

Katy has more than five years of experience in business administration and accounting. Before joining Katch Investment Group in April 2018 as head of administration, Katy worked for several years at Nyssen Consultores, an accounting firm located in Mexico, where she was in charge of overseeing clients’ accounting and administration, preparation of financial statements, calculation, and tax reporting.

Katy is a graduate of the Morelos State University in Mexico and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Fernando Pinedo Hoyos

Chief Operating Officer

Fernando Pinedo has several years of international experience in sectors such as project finance, financial audit and risk management. He has worked at big institutions such as BBVA Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Madrid, Spain. He also has experience in a multilateral development bank in Beijing, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), where he worked as a Private Investment Operations Analyst. At AIIB he was responsible for the due diligence and approval processes of different projects ensuring the coverage of economic, financial and technical issues.

Fernando holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, a Master’s degree in Auditing and Accounting from CUNEF Madrid and an MBA in International Management from Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo.

Jose Luis Fabrega, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jose Luis Fabrega has been part of the Katch team for the past three years, focusing on portfolio management and investment analysis. He was the former head of Asset Management for Global Bank, second largest Panamanian owned bank, where he oversaw investment advisory for institutional and high net worth clients, covering fixed income, equities, and alternative investments. Jose was also part of the team that created and managed the bank’s fixed income mutual fund, which focused on credit strategies in the America’s region. Furthermore, as a member of the investment committee, Jose was responsible for the analysis of all investment products available to clients, as well as monitoring US$ 1.3 billion in total client assets.

Jose has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and minors in Economics and International Business from The Pennsylvania State University. Jose is also a CFA Charterholder.

Nick Oakley

Portfolio Manager – Real Estate

Nick has over 25 years of real estate backed underwriting experience, specializing in origination and the management of debt positions in development finance and short-term finance.  As well as establishing and managing teams in these areas.  Most recently, Nick held the role of the Head of Lending for a bespoke London-based private debt fund with AUM of over GBP 150M.  Prior to this, Nick was the Managing Director of Structured Finance at a specialist UK lender with AUM of over GBP 250M.  Nick has previously worked at Arbuthnot Latham & Co. Ltd, Private Bank; Singer & Friedlander; Adam & Company; and Lloyds Bank Plc.  Nick is responsible for executing and monitoring of Katch’s Real Estate Lending Strategy.

Nick has a BA (Hons) and BSc. (Hons) in Financial Services; is an Associate of the Chartered Banker Institute (ACIB / ACBI) (2006) and holds the Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP).

Leon Clarance

Head of Litigation Funding

Leon has more than 20 years professional experience having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He went on to work in several structured finance roles where he was responsible for the execution of over £2 billion worth of structured finance arrangements. He subsequently worked as an Investment Director at Octopus Investments in London where he sat on the Investment Committee for its specialist debt fund with £850 AUM.  In his most recent role he was responsible for the due diligence and oversight of all litigation funding deal-flow at the Newport Group.  Whilst there Leon worked on the building of cases and funding of claims with a total face value of in excess of £450m.

Leon has a Master’s Degree from Cambridge University, an MBA from City, University of London [formerly Cass Business School] and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Maria Ryan

Senior Debt Underwriter

Maria has 16 years of senior corporate, asset and real estate backed underwriting experience as the managing director of a team of 10 underwriters within a London-based Challenger Bank and partner at a Euro 500M pan-European private debt fund. Maria has 20 years through the cycle lending experience across Europe, with a focus on the UK and DACH regions, having previously worked at PwC, Hermes Pensions Management, Henderson Asset Management, Indigo Capital LLP and B&C PLC.

Maria has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA Charterholder (2003).

Ivan Faustinelli

Sales Director – Switzerland

Ivan has experience in business development, sales and relationship management, and counts on a strong network of financial professional in the French and Italian parts of Switzerland. He has worked for Credit Suisse, UBS, and for a hedge fund.

Ivan holds a BSc in Physics, a MSc in Actuarial Sciences and an MBA from the New York University. He is member of the Beta Gamma Sigma society.

Monica Alfaro

Sales Representative

Monica has experience in business development and counts on a strong network of financial professionals in Latin America. Her previous experiences include finance consultant at Michael Page Central, where she was in charge of business development for Central America and recruitment for financial positions, and also worked as an account manager for an insurance brokerage company serving corporate accounts such as Copa Airlines.

Monica holds a master’s degree in Finance from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) of Spain.

Anais Kebir

Head of Legal

Anais has general knowledge in corporate and business law that she gained while working at Magic Circle law firms in Paris and London. Her previous experiences include working as a Trainee in Capital Markets at White & Case Paris and as a Consultant in White Collar Crime and Financial Law at Cohen & Gresser London. She also gained experience in the Legal Department of the private bank Edmond de Rothschild Paris.

At Katch, she oversees the Group’s legal aspects as well as the evaluation of investment opportunities for Katch Litigation Fund.

Anais holds a master’s degree in International Private Law and Business Law from Paris II Pantheon-Assas, a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Law and Business Law from Duke University School of Law, and is licensed to practice as an Attorney and Counselor-at-law in the State of New-York.

Juan Carlos Serrano

HR & Administration – Switzerland

Juan Carlos Serrano has more than 19 years of experience in the financial sector, working for leading international institutions such as AXA Group, Credit Suisse and most recently CrèditAndorrà Financial Group, where he held different senior positions in Controlling, Finance, Operations and Administration, especially in Private Banking. Juan Carlos holds a degrees in Business Administration and a title of Executive Master of Corporate Finance (EMCF) from the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ. He speaks German, Spanish, English, French and Italian. He is associated to the Katch Investment Group since early 2019 and responsible for HR and Administration of the Swiss subsidiary.

Ryan Holtzhausen

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan has over 15 years’ extensive internal-finance experience in South Africa, Ethiopia, the UK, the USA and Panama. He held a few positions which included Financial Manager for several small to medium-sized companies. He was the Treasury Analyst for a listed, global company where he was responsible for managing the group’s cashflow. He also had his own accounting firm for 6 years. Ryan has successfully implemented structures, systems, and processes for cashflow management, stock management, as well as financial management resulting in increased profitability.

Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management Sciences from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a Diploma in Management Accounting through CIMA and up until relocation to Panama, a General Tax Practitioner registration with the South African Revenue Service.

Nicole Rojas

Marketing Assistant

Nicole has experience in marketing, research and communication positions at multinational corporations in Panama, such as the World Food Programme, OMD and Selina. In her previous experiences, Nicole performed tasks related to market research, data analysis, customer service, digital marketing and report implementation. She also managed her own entrepreneur company of sustainable tourism for two years.

Nicole has a BSc in Communications Studies with a minor in Psychology from Florida State University, where she graduated as Summa Cumm Laude. She holds a Certificate Diploma in Project Management given by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).