Katch Investment Group was created to answer a market demand for sophisticated, liquid and high yielding strategies. Due to new regulations, such as Basel III, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Volcker rule, traditional lenders (banks) are lending less to small- and mid-sized companies and other parties seeking financing. This boosts demand from an increasing number of small companies that are willing to pay premium rates and offer solid guarantees to finance short-term business opportunities.
Join Katch Investment Group litigation funding experts, Laurent Jeanmart and Leon Clarance as they discuss this rising asset class, as it attracts many investors thanks to its non-correlation to traditional asset classes and steady returns.
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.
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 £850m 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.
Head of Sales
Will has spent his career within Alternative Investments, having worked with both fund allocators and directly with Hedge Fund and Private Equity Managers to help them optimise their investment processes and operational workflows.
Will joined Allocator in 2021 and is responsible for executing the global sales strategy and brings with him a wealth of commercial experience and a track record of building high performing sales teams.
Prior to working at Allocator, Will held several senior sales roles at Colmore, SS&C Advent and Alternative Soft.
Will holds a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the University of Liverpool.