Lightning Capital is a cryptoasset investment firm leveraging a wide range of datasets, proprietary research, fundamental / technical analytics, predictive algorithms and active management to create value for our partners in a lower risk approach.

Our investment philosophy is to use our methodology and technology to capitalize on the volatile nature of this asset class and the short-medium term inefficiencies in the marketplace, especially in select cryptoassets beyond bitcoin.

Managing Member

Charles Hwang

Charles Hwang is the Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Lightning Capital. The Fund is focused primarily on capitalizing on inefficiencies in the cryptoasset market based on a proven methodology. Before founding the hedge fund, Mr. Hwang was a valuation consultant and a forensic accountant at Ernst & Young LLP. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Equity Trader starting in May 2000. He is also an Adjunct at Baruch College teaching a course on blockchain and cryptoassets. Mr. Hwang received his Master’s of Accountancy degree from the Baruch College and his B.S. in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Jason Albanese

Jason Albanese is CEO of Centric Digital which he co-founded with Brian Manning in 2010. His vision and entrepreneurial skills accumulated during a successful career building innovative B2B digital companies has allowed him to turn Centric Digital into one of the fastest growing companies in America. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of SageSecure LLC, a digital asset management and risk company and prior to that Jumar Technologies, a B2B CRM software company. Albanese regularly contributes to, has co-authored 2 books, has been published in The Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT), and holds a patent on an Internet-based distance learning system he co-designed. He serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee on the board of Partnership with Children; and is an active member as serves on the board of Young Presidents Organization Manhattan.


Jock Percy

Jock Percy is a Finance & Technology professional with deep expertise in Finance, Technology, Network Technology, Trading & Market Connectivity. Jock was founder and CEO of Perseus, the ultra low latency high frequency trading infrastructure whose investors were Silicon Valley Bank and Goldman Sachs, and also FXecosystem, foreign exchange trading infrastructure. Perseus became the world's leading provider of high-speed global networks, colocation and trading technologies whose customers included almost all the world's top-tier banks, market makers, market data and exchanges and a high number of Fortune 500 companies and an early adopter of blockchain technology and crypto. Jock was recognized by various awards including; Financial News Rising Stars in Trading & Technology 40 under 40, The FinTech Top 50, INC 500, Financial News Rising Stars in Trading & Technology 40 under 40, Invest Hong Kong Grand Award Winner, Institutional Investor Tech 50, and Crain's. Jock read his PhD in Economics at University of Canterbury and University College London. He is an active Young Presidents Organization member and serves on the board of YPO Manhattan. He is Co-Chair of the Children’s Museum East End, NY.

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