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Sean Wygovsky biography: 13 things about hedge fund trader from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sean R. Wygovsky
Sean R. Wygovsky

Sean R. Wygovsky is a Canadian hedge fund trader. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (a)
  2. He loves golf. His career inspiration is Ben Hogan. (b)
  3. He grew up in Summit, New Jersey, United States. Aside from Summit, he has also lived in other parts of New Jersey including Trenton and Lawrence Township. (b) (c)
  4. He previously lived in New York City, New York, USA and in Louisburg, North Carolina, USA. He has a relative who lives in North Carolina. (c) (d)
  5. He has lived in different parts of Virginia, USA including Clifton and Centreville. He has two relatives in Virginia who are married to each other. (c) (d)
  6. As the son of an engineer and a mathematics teacher, he had little exposure to finance or Wall Street when he was young. (b)
  7. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Richmond in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After his graduation, he worked as an investment analyst with asset manager for the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) in New York, which was his first job in finance. (b)
  8. On November 12, 2004, he and Tanja Zeleznik got married in Manhattan, New York City. (e)
  9. In 2006, he joined Tiger Management Corp. in New York, where he became a trader for a handful of hedge funds in the company’s stable of managers. (b)
  10. In November 2013, he started working for Polar Asset Management Partners, Inc. in Toronto as a senior analyst, trader and associate project manager. (b) (f)
  11. From at least 2015 through April 2021, he allegedly made or directed over 700 timely transactions that netted him more than $3.6 million in illegal profits by stealing confidential information to front-run his Toronto-based firm’s trades. (a)
  12. In or about late 2017 and early 2018, his two relatives in Virginia transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Slovenian bank for the benefit of certain relatives of his wife. (d)
  13. He was 40 years old when he was arrested on July 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas, USA. He was charged with securities fraud and wire fraud in federal court in Manhattan. Represented by Russell Duncan, he also faced a civil action filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), accusing him of fraud based on similar allegations. (a) (d)



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