Frontier will broaden its focus on technology with the appointment of an industry veteran to a key tech role.
David Jenkins will step into the role of head of technology and operations, returning to Australia after 16 years in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Mr Jenkins joins Frontier from Liquidnet Inc., where he held the role of head of product for APAC.
Earlier roles included the positions of director of global partnership with Thomson Reuters and global head of strategy and product (exchange trading and connectivity) with Bloomberg L.P.
“Technology is an area of significant focus for Frontier as we look to extend our advantage into areas well beyond the research and modelling Frontier is already known for,” said CEO Andrew Polson. “David has strong experience with emerging tech areas, such as machine learning, and has a global knowledge of institutional investing.
“His ability to help Frontier map out and develop solutions will support our clients to integrate technology into their businesses in a way that would either be beyond the reach of many, or be more efficient for those few with the scale to take on the task themselves.”
Mr Jenkins will begin his role with Frontier on 24 August and will lead a team of nine dedicated technology developers, architects, and data specialists.
“I’ve been fortunate to work in a number of leading technology businesses and with many investment managers and asset owners from around the globe,” Mr Jenkins said. “The opportunity to bring both of those facets, spanning over two decades of experiences, together into a role that aspires to take a strong technology position to an even higher level is a very exciting proposition.”
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