Polar Capital has created a new in-house trading desk which is to be headed up by Alex Jenkins, who joins the group from Highbridge Capital.
Jenkins, who joins after five years at Highbridge as head of European trading, will take on the newly created role of head trader at Polar. Before Highbridge she held equity sales trader roles at Cantor Fitzgerald and Knight Capital Group.
At Polar Capital she will be responsible for the firm's in-house trading desk providing the investment teams with a full-time trading service.
CEO Gavin Rochussen said: "Alex's appointment is strategic for us; managing liquidity and minimising transaction costs are high priorities for Polar Capital. Alex is an experienced and accomplished trader and we welcome her to the team."
Jenkins added: "I am pleased to be joining Polar Capital and to begin my next challenge. I am excited by the prospect of supporting their established teams and contributing to the firm's success as the business grows."