BCS granted FCA authorisation


BCS granted FCA authorisation

http://www.automatedtrader.net/news/at/142921/bcs-granted-fca-authorisation

Roman Lokhov, CEO, Global Markets and Investment Banking, BCS Financial Group

Roman Lokhov, CEO, Global Markets and Investment Banking, BCS Financial Group

“We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in our global business development.”

London – BCS Prime Brokerage, an independent Russian financial institution, has been granted UK regulatory authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), to deal and advise on investments and hold client assets, this marks the official launch of its international brokerage business.

BCS Financial Group ranks first in terms of equity and derivatives and second for FX volumes traded on the Moscow Exchange. It is now building out its institutional coverage across Europe.

Operating under the trading name BCS Financial Group, BCS has been in London since 2012. BCS has made a wave of key hires to support this core business launch. Executive Directors include Rizwan Kayani and Joseph Dayan, formerly of Renaissance Capital and Unicredit respectively. They are supported by Non-Executive Director John Barker, the former CEO of Liquidnet Europe and Chief Regulatory Officer, Wendy Langridge. The management team also includes Tim Bevan and Luis Saenz, formerly of Otkritie Capital. The London business will continue to increase its headcount and market share over the next 12 to 18 months.

Joseph Dayan, Executive Director and Head of Markets commented: “BCS is committed to building a robust and transparent European business which can provide clients with both cost effective and efficient execution, as well as insightful and quantitative research. All members of the team have been hand-picked to maximize our skill set and we are confident that we can deliver a premium service to our global clients.”

Roman Lokhov, CEO, Global Markets and Investment Banking, BCS Financial Group added: “We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in our global business development. In launching our European operation, BCS Financial Group is able to expand its product offering and is well positioned to take advantage of the increased transparency and structural changes occurring in the Russian market, for the benefit of its institutional investors.”

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