People Moves Monday: Shifts in the trading space

The past week saw appointments from TS Imagine, alongside departures from Polar Capital and Imandra.

Polar Capital’s head of trading Alex Jenkins has left the boutique hedge fund to join rival Millennium later this year, The TRADE can reveal. Her new title is unconfirmed; however, The TRADE understands that it is not a trading role. Polar Capital confirmed Jenkins’ departure, while Millennium declined to comment. Jenkins has been head of trading at Polar Capital for three and a half years, joining in 2019 after serving with Highbridge Capital Management for five years as its head of European trading. Previously in her career she spent several years at Cantor Fitzgerald and Virtu Financial in equity sales trading roles.

Imandra’s vice president of sales Dan Squires has departed for pastures new after less than a year in his new role. Squires joined Saxo Bank’s trading platform provider subsidiary Saxo Markets as its new head of UK sales after spending the last 10 months at Imandra, according to an update on his social media. He joined the AI fintech in September last year after spending the previous six years with Liquidnet as head of EMEA business development among other roles. Previously in his career, Squires spent several years at RBC and Citi in equity sales roles and senior roles at GSA Capital and Merrill Lynch.

TS Imagine expanded its team in the Asia Pacific region with two new appointments from investment management fintech Enfusion. Stephanie Cheung was appointed as sales director, while An Hoong will work within the account management team, responsible for technical account management and client support. Both will operate out of Hong Kong. Cheung previously served as a strategic account manager at Enfusion, focused on APAC-based hedge funds, family offices and asset management firms. Prior to that, she held positions at Trust Company of the West (TCW) and CBRE Investors. Meanwhile, Hoong has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services sector, having worked in account management for global financial software vendors. Previously firms Hoong has worked for include: Enfusion, Dealogic and Cantor Fitzgerald.