Polar Capital’s head of trading departs for rival hedge fund Millennium

Departing head of trading had been with Polar Capital for three and a half years and also previously served at Highbridge Capital Management, Cantor Fitzgerald and Virtu Financial.

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. 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.

Jenkins won Trader of the year (hedge fund) at Leaders in Trading 2021 after also being recognised as a Rising Star of Trading and Execution in 2019.