In 2005, a group of senior software developers, integrators, and analysts started a technology firm based on a revolutionary vision. Why not help financial services firms fine-tune their 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 Investment Systems.
Today Athena counts leading hedge funds and asset managers among its clients. Its work spans fine-tuning and network integration of vendor software to custom enhancements that precisely match the unique business models of its clients. We provide the full life-cycle of planning, development, implementation and training. Typical results are dramatic improvement in STP, faster time to equities markets, and more efficient execution of transactions.
Athena is a global firm with consultants headquartered in the US and Europe.
For better systems support of your competitive advantage, contact us for a rapid analysis of your potential for improved performance.
Mr. Sykowski has a proven record of designing and customizing global financial services systems that create demonstrable competitive advantages for their users.
Scott 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 15 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 front office portfolio management, trading, risk management/analytic and market data systems.
Scott holds an MBA in Finance (Structured and Public) from the State University of New York at Albany (Magna Cum Laude), and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz (Magna Cum Laude).
Mr. Guarnieri has demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs of the financial community, and how to optimize their workflow.
Stefano spent more than 9 years with Macgregor/ITG, where he worked as Platform Architect, Project Lead and Development Manager. He leaded the competitive edge initiative by introducing many features to the Portfolio Management platform, such as Multi-Asset support, a novel Multi-Factor Optimizer with real-time solving capabilities, Real Time Market Data Feeds supporting Reuters and Bloomberg, Fixed Income Electronic Trading supporting TradeWeb and MarketAxess, a Software Development Kit. These features were the key to winning the Waters Magazine 2004 Award celebrating XIP as the Best Portfolio Management platform.
Stefano holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Ancona (Italy).
After more than 14 years building application and Solutions for a wide set of different companies, Mr. Otero has gained a vast experience using top technologies, understanding the client needs and producing quality solutions.
At Macgregor/ITG, Luis was Manager, Principal Software Engineer and Project Lead. With a trajectory of more than 7 years within the company, Luis lead in the modeling, design and development of XIP, the ITG leading OMS software. He designed and developed the XIP views architecture and he was also Technical and Activity Lead of important projects like the Software Development Kit (SDK). His contribution was fundamental to the market success of XIP and to ongoing client satisfaction.
Luis holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (Magna Cum Laude) and a degree of Mechanical Engineer by the Newcastle Upon Tyne University in England. He also holds several certifications in Software and CAD design.