Sparkspread: Freepoint taps Engelhart’s North America energy chief

Freepoint Commodities has hired Sarathi Roy, partner and head of North American energy at Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners.

He joined Freepoint in Stamford, Conn., yesterday as a managing director and senior trader, SparkSpread has learned.

Roy spent four years at Engelhart and its predecessor, BTG Pactual Commodities, joining as the latter began building up a global commodities business in 2013.

Previously, he was a managing director at Noble Group, with responsibility for proprietary oil and natural gas trading; and before that, spent 12 years at RBS Sempra Commodities and its predecessor organization, Sempra Energy Trading.

Louis Hopper, global head of energy at Engelhart, will assume Roy’s responsibilities.