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The best alternative to expensive legacy systems for trading, news and analysis

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Fully digitized RegTech and capital markets software solutions

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State-of-the-art analytical tools for trading firms

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Workflow automations for buy-side participants

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Leading provider of credit & post-trade FX infrastructure


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Market Data Solutions

Cutting Edge Technology and Market Data.

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Data Visualisation

Advanced Real-Time Data Visualisation

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Trading Technology

Unleash the power of trading platforms.


Fair Value Pricing

Independent fair value pricing for added transparency where current prices are not readily available

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Evaluated Real-Time Market Data

Independent real-time market data feeds at a fraction of the cost


Key Figures and Risk Indicators

Precise indications of the risk and return probabilities for financial products

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Financial Instruments Automation Platform

Reliable and cost-effective digitization process for securities and OTC trades

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Liquidity Management

Unparalleled insight into your trading with data visualization


Athena - OMS/PMS

Highly flexible Investment Management System

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Dynamic Credit

One credit limit - multiple market access points

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Post-trade Automation

Eliminate systemic risk, manual processes and reconciliation


Trade Notification Network

Enhances your business’ operational robustness and resilience

Athena, your OMS/PMS platform

  • Dynamic as your business
  • Manage your entire investment process
  • Instantly assess risks & monitor performance
  • Record financial transactions real-time

Athena Story

Led by the founding team, powered by United Fintech

In 2005, a group of senior software developers, integrators, and analysts started a technology firm based on a revolutionary vision. Why not provide financial services firms with software systems to match the unique refinements of their business strategies? Why not help them elevate their baseline operations up to true competitive advantage? That is the business mission of Athena.

Redefining the fintech industry

Today, Athena counts leading hedge funds and asset managers among its clients. Athena's work varies from developing and supporting Athena to custom system enhancements that precisely match the client's unique business models.  
It provides the full lifecycle of planning, development, implementation, and training. Clients typically see a dramatic improvement in STP, faster time to equities markets, and more efficient execution of transactions after using Athena Investment Systems.

Supported 24/6 worldwide

Athena is a global firm with consultants headquartered in The Americas, Europe, and Asia. To better support your competitive advantage and streamline your investment operations, contact us for a rapid analysis of your potential for improved performance.

Marc Levin,
CEO of Athena

Driven by the pursuit to transform, build, and grow businesses, Marc Levin specializes in leveraging the operational and commercial aspects of all the organizations he has led, including CEO positions at Finalto, CFH Group, CobaltFX, and, currently, Athena, in addition to being partner and former COO of United Fintech. His leadership is characterized by direct engagement with customers and employees, ensuring valuable feedback and focus for continuous improvement.

An executor at heart, Marc believes in leading by example and leveraging the strength that comes from teamwork. As such, he remains close to his team to get a deep understanding of what must be optimized to meet buy-side participants’ evolving needs.

Athena's management

Luis Otero
Chief Technical Officer


Mr. Otero has over 20 years of experience building applications and solutions for a wide set of different companies, which has given him the ability to understand client needs and produce quality solutions, all while using the top technologies.

Mr. Otero has worked in the modeling, design, and development of several OMS softwares, real time trade platforms, and also in some other real time industrial platforms like railway control systems. Mr. Otero worked for companies Invensys Rail (Siemens), The Macgregor Group, and ITG before joining Athena Investment Systems in 2005.

Mr. Otero holds a Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Newcastle Upon Tyne University in England. He also holds several software certifications.

Stefano Guarnieri
Managing Director & Head of Product


Mr. Guarnieri has demonstrated a deep understanding of the financial community's needs and how to optimize its workflow.

Mr. Guarnieri spent more than 9 years with Macgregor/ITG, where he worked as a Platform Architect and Project Lead & Development Manager. He elevated the competitive edge initiative by introducing cutting-edge features to the Portfolio Management platform such as Multi-Asset support, a novel Multi-Factor Optimizer with real-time solving capabilities, a Software Development Kit, Real Time Market Data Feeds supporting Reuters and Bloomberg, and Fixed Income Electronic Trading supporting TradeWeb and MarketAxess. These features were key to winning Waters Magazine Award celebrating XIP as Best Portfolio Management platform.

Mr. Guarnieri holds a Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ancona (Italy).

Scott Sykowski
Managing Director & Head of Research


Mr. Sykowski has a proven record of designing and customizing global financial services systems that create demonstrable competitive advantages for their users.

Mr. Sykowski has experience in a broad range of asset classes including global equities and their derivatives, fixed income securities, interest rate and credit derivatives, and many types of structured private placements. For over 25 years, he has helped both buy-side and sell-side institutions architect and implement their enterprise and desk level systems. He has an in-depth knowledge of front office portfolio management, trading, risk management/analytics, and market data systems.

Mr. Sykowski holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance (Structured and Public) from the State University of New York at Albany, and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz.

Leading Team

Thorsten Pastoors
Lead architect

Mr. Pastoors boasts 19 years of experience in financial software development on Windows, specializing in C++, C#, VB, and database technologies (MSSQL, Sybase). He's skilled in portfolio management, OMS, compliance, FIX, financial analytics, XML, Java, and COM. An accomplished researcher, he presented at the IFIP-TC6/EU Conference on Networking, holds an MS in Computer Science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and co-authored the BMECat e-Procurement standard.

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Carlos Suils
Head of development

Mr. Suils, with 19 years working at Athena, excels in crafting fault-tolerant, self-healing systems, thanks to his extensive expertise in signal processing, defense, space, and financial services. He's skilled in developing portfolio management systems, OMS, compliance, FIX protocols, financial analytics, and databases (MSSQL, Sybase). Before Athena, he contributed to Macgregor/ITG. Mr. Suils earned his MS in Electronics Engineering from Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI), Madrid, Spain.

Alessandro Regoli
Head of support

Mr. Regoli, with 17 years in wealth management software and expertise in the hedge fund domain, is adept in MSSQL, .NET, scripting, and agile methodologies. He fosters a supportive, efficiency-driven team environment, leading customer support to enhance product quality and delivery speed. Holding an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from Università de Siena, Italy, Alessandro is committed to innovation and excellence in software development.

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Carmina Cañadilla
Head of implementation

Since joining Athena in 2012, Ms. Cañadilla has effectively managed development and support teams across three time zones, aligning efforts with company goals. Renowned for her expertise in Athena implementations, Carmina serves as a pivotal knowledge resource for new projects and offers global client support. With degrees in Electronic Engineering and Applied Physics from University Complutense and University Autonoma de Madrid respectively, she continuously advances her skills in project management.

Phuong Nguyen
Head of APAC's support

Mrs. Nguyen excels in partnering with clients and businesses to deliver top-notch service, leveraging her analytical skills to devise solutions meeting client needs. Known for outstanding communication, meticulous attention to detail, and leadership, she ensures exceptional client support. She has an MSc in Management and a BA in Business Studies from Manchester Business School and the University of Manchester, respectively.

Miguel Moncada
Head of America's support

Miguel Moncada, integral to Athena's support and development team, enhances his expertise in business and technology, embracing risks in learning and problem-solving independently. With an IT degree from Universidad Tecnológica del Suroeste de Guanajuato, Mexico, his proficiency in SQL, C#, Python, and business acumen has become invaluable. Miguel's commitment and growth have significantly impacted Athena, showcasing his essential role in the team.

Ryan Holmes
Global head of sales engineering

Mr. Holmes has significantly improved Athena's offerings through his expertise in finance and multi-asset, buy-side workflows, streamlining operations and advancing new functionalities. His deep insight into buy-side firm operations enhances product efficiency and quality. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts.

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Raj Rathor
Head of Athena sales - EMEA

With a decade of fintech experience at Enfusion and SimCorp, specializing in Order & Execution Management Systems, Raj plays a crucial role at Athena (a United Fintech company) in enhancing client operations and boosting Alpha. His expertise is key in advancing Athena's secure, cutting-edge technology.

Mitch Vine
head of Athena sales, Americas

Mitch brings more than ten years of expertise to the OMS/PMS technology field, playing a vital role in supporting financial entities like asset managers, hedge funds, and family offices to leverage Athena, a branch of United Fintech. His work focuses on enhancing trading, optimizing operations, and refining accounting procedures.

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