BCS Prime Brokerage Limited is a company authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority for the provision of investment banking services to professional investors.
BCS Group has approximately $3.6bn of Total Assets and $528mln of Total shareholders’ equity. It has been profitable every year since incorporation returning a net profit of $91m in 2017. BCS Group has been assigned a notional ‘b’ Group credit profile by Standard and Poor’s with FG BCS Ltd being rated B-/Stable/B and BrokerCreditService (Cyprus) Ltd as well as BCS Prime Brokerage Limited — B+/Stable/B respectively.
Аnnual Report and Financial Statements of BCS Prime Brokerage Limited for the year ended 31 December 2014
Аnnual Report and Financial Statements of BCS Prime Brokerage Limited for the year ended 31 December 2016
Аnnual Report and Financial Statements of BCS Prime Brokerage Limited for the year ended 31 December 2017
Аnnual Report and Financial Statements of BCS Prime Brokerage Limited for the year ended 31 December 2018
«Among the factors determining the reliability rating of the Company are capital adequacy, stable operating margin and growth of operations and client base. Over the last year BCS hired a number of highly professional managers who are able to facilitate business development of the company, expand its market positions in new business segments. The Company is characterized by conservative approach to risks, which has helped it to get through the latest financial crisis. At the moment BCS business is sustainable despite increased global markets volatility» — comments Maxim Vasin, Senior NRA Analyst [National Ratings Agency of Russia].
Terms of business
BCS UK General Terms of Business including:
Best Execution Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Risk Disclosure Statement
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Top 5 execution venues
BCS Prime Brokerage Limited is authorised and regulated
by the UK Financial Conduct Authority
The senior management and the trading team of BCS Prime Brokerage Ltd bring together many years of experience in the global financial services industry and a depth of knowledge and experience that enables the use of latest technology to provide a quality service to a global client base.
CEO Global Markets, Non-Executive Chairman
Independent Non-Executive Director
Non Executive Director
Independent Non-Executive Director
Co-CEO of Prime Brokerage Ltd, Executive Director
Chief Regulatory officer, Executive Director
MD, Head of Equity & Derivatives Sales and Trading, BCS Global Markets. Luis is responsible for driving the firm’s international equity and derivatives strategy.
Christian von Gradowski
MD, Head of Securities Finance
MD, Head of Synthetic Prime
MD, Head of Transaction Banking Services
CEO, BCS Global Markets
CEO, BCS Global Markets, Roman joined in BCS Financial Group in March 2012. Mr. Lokhov graduated from Novosibirsk State University and holds degrees of Ph.D. in Economics Carl v. Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program. Prior to BCS, Roman was Head of Investment Banking for Otkritie FC. Prior to Otkritie, Roman was Managing Director of GL Moscow, where he had with responsibility for developing the firm’s eastern Europe business. Roman was a Member of the board RTS Stock Exchange 2009-2011.
Head of Prime Brokerage Division, MD, CEO BCS Prime Brokerage Ltd
Tim is global head of prime brokerage and co-CEO of BCS UK. He spent the formative part of his career at the London Stock Exchange, where he managed the ETF and structured products platform and latterly was involved in the launch of Russian derivatives on Turquoise Derivatives (then EDX). Tim moved to the sell side joining Renaissance Capital to develop structured products, later equity sales. Prior to joining BCS, Tim was at Otkritie Securities Limited where he developed and built up the DMA/prime brokerage platform.
CEO BrokerCreditService (Cyprus) Limited
Irina has gained valuable experience working in the financial sector for over 20 years including in top positions at JSC Trust Investment Bank, JSCB Gazprombank, Renaissance Capital Group. Prior to her new position at BCS Cyprus, Irina has been successfully leading a number of projects setting up new standards of interaction with other BCS Group companies and developing a higher level of corporate governance and product governance principles in the company.
MD, Co-Head of Global Equities
Oleg Achkasov is Head of the Global Equities Division. Before joining BCS in July 2016, Oleg had worked in the position of Head of the Equities Department at VTB Capital. Prior to that he had been Head of the Department for Transactions in the Domestic Equity Market at Deutsche Bank and portfolio manager at Impexbank and Rosbank.
ED, Head of Prime Brokerage Russia
Last 10 years worked in the DMA and Prime Brokerage business with the focus on IT solutions for the on-exchange execution services, securities services, funding and financing in the Russian Brokerage firms developing the business for Russian, Cyprus and UK based entities. In BCS since 2015. Took part in Tinkoff project, HNWI product launch in 2016/2017, EUREX HFT, NTPro FX venue and other projects as a Business Development manager and Head of DMA/HFT. In 2010-2015 in ATON launched new standalone business department — DMA. Previously worked in UniCredit Securities in DMA & Equities Trading Department.
CRO, BCS Global Markets
Marina joined BCS in April 2018. Before joining the BCS she worked as CRO, Managing Director of "Sberbank Asset Management" and Deputy CRO of Wealth Management Department, Managing Director of "Sberbank" (2014-2017), where she was responsible for organization of Risk Management process in asset management, insurance companies and pension fund. During 6 years Marina was Head of Risk Management Department, Managing Director in "Aton" Group ( 2008-2014). She worked in Risk management in commercial and investment banks "Renaissance investment management", "Uralsib", "Rosbank" (2001-2008).
She is member of Risk Management Committee, NAUFOR (National Association of Securities Market Participants), Expert of Committee of market manipulation and illegal use of insider information of Central Bank of Russia and Former Member of Risk Management Committee of National Clearing Center.
She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mechanics and Mathematics.
Certificates: Federal Committee of Securities Market, Certification of Competence 1.0, Federal Committee of Securities Market, Certification of Competence 5.0
MD, Head of Structured Finance and Investments
Before joining BCS GM team, Kirill worked for over 8 years in VTB / VTB Capital, where for the last 2 years he was covering holding companies and family offices, and before that was running structured finance and derivate transactions. From 2003 through 2009 Kirill was with ING and BNP Paribas London, after graduating from MGIMO economics school in 2003.
MD, Head of Research, BCS Global Markets
Kirill Chuyko became the Head of BCS Global Markets’ Analytical Department on September 12, 2012. He manages the business’ activity in the metals and mining sector. Before joining BCS GM, Kirill worked in companies such as UBS, KIT Finance, Generali PPF and JSC URALSIB. In 2018, Kirill was ranked second in the Extel and Institutional Investor analyst ratings. Kirill graduated from the Moscow institute of economics and finance in 2002.
CEO, BCS Americas, Inc.
Mr. Esayian was a Managing Director at Instinet (a Nomura Company) in New York focusing on Global DMA clients and developing/evaluating new Algo strategies. Mr. Esayian began his career in 1984 with Merrill Lynch, and has held senior positions at Lawrence Helfant, Jefferies and WR Hambrecht.
MD, Head of Corporate Banking
Alexey has more than 25 years of experience in the banking sphere. Prior to joining BCS, he worked in such positions as Chairman of the Management Board at Otkritie and the First Vice-President and then Deputy Management Board Chairman at Uralsib. From May 2013 to June 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors at Otkritie.
MD, Head of HR
Maria is Human Resources Business Partner with 10+ years leadership experience.
Prior to BCS Global Markets she took managing positions in such companies as SBERBANK CIB, TROIKA DIALOG & VIMPELCOM Group of Companies.
Leveraging Maria’s experience we hope to speed up transformation and improvement of our performance management, TD (talent development system), launching of complex programs for businesses, and building of effective corporate culture in BCS Global Markets.
MD, Head of Securities Finance
Christian joined BCS Global Markets in 2014, building out the International REPO desk in London.
In 2019, he was promoted to Head of Securities Finance at the company, where he is responsible for Collateralised Credit Financing, Sec Lending and Repo.
Prior to joining BCS, Christian has worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Director for the Credit & Equity Collateral Trading team. This was preceded by his Repo and Sec Lending role as VP at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and later Director in London.
Christian holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation, as well as Masters’ degrees in Economics and Business.
MD, Head of Structured Products department, BCS Global Markets
Taras joined BCS 5 years ago as the Head of Structured Solutions. He started his career in Derivatives Risk Management at Morgan Stanley in New York. Later he held various sales and structuring positions in equity and commodity derivatives at ING Barings, Commerzbank, J.P.Morgan, Société Générale. Prior to joining BCS he was a Director in ECM Structured Solutions at Citigroup. He did his Bachelor's at Moscow State University and Ph.D. at New York University.
CIO, BCS Global Markets
Dmitry has almost 20 years of experience of both developing and making decisions related to technically complex solutions for corporate and investment banking to ensure that BCS GM continues to use the most advanced technology for the benefit of its trading teams and clients.
Prior BCS Dmitry was a Director and Head of Global Market Equities, Russia at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for software development and had a focus on stability of production environment, including simplification and unifications to improve order management and execution. Prior to this, he was Deutsche Bank’s Co-head of Trading Technologies for Russia Technology Centre which involved the management of a team of 300+ software engineers. Prior to Deutsche Bank he was VP of Software Development at First Line Software.
MD, Head of Transaction Banking Services
Dr. Evgeny Kunts joined BCS Global Marketsin 2017 as the Head of Transaction Banking Services. He is responsible for setting up, developing and managing the Global Transaction Banking products and services at BCS. Prior to joining the company, Evgeny was the CEO of Otkritie Capital International Ltd. (Sova Capital Ltd), where he was an executive member of the board of directors and was responsible for managing the legal, compliance, financial and accounting departments, along with back office/settlement operations and risk management. Evgeny has also taken an executive management position at Broker Credit Service (Cyprus). He specializes in management of complex financial services organisations and restructuring projects, as well as business development and setting up of investment banking operations from start.
Evgeny is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI) UK and a Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He has an MBA in Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands and a doctorate in Business Administration from the International School of Management (ISM) in Paris.