Moscow, Monday 22nd June 2020 – BCS Global Markets (BCS GM) has today announced the appointment of senior oil and gas analyst Ronald Smith, to its market-leading research team. Ronald will be based in Moscow and will work closely with BCS GM’s head of research Kirill Chuyko as well as the firm’s equity researchers across Moscow and London.
In his new role, Ronald will be responsible for developing BCS GM’s oil and gas research offering, as well as building on BCS’s existing strong client relationships whilst also utilising his network to develop new partnerships.
With more than 20 years’ experience in equity capital markets and the Russian oil and gas sector, Ronald joins BCS GM from Citi Bank, where he spent 8 years leading the bank’s CEEMEA Oil & Gas research team. During his time at Citi, Ronald received top-three rankings in the Institutional Investor oil and gas survey for 7 consecutive years from 2012. In the 2015 EXTEL survey, Ronald was also ranked the number 1 Russia Emerging EMEA, Oil & Gas Broker. Ronald has also spent time at Cheuvreux in London, as well as Alfa Bank, ING and Renaissance Capital in Moscow.
Head of research at BCS GM Kirill Chuyko said: “In extremely volatile and unpredictable times such as these, BCS GM’s continued commitment to investing in our people and providing the best possible service to our clients is now more important than ever. Ronald’s proven track record and wealth of experience make him a valuable addition to the growing BCS GM research team, at a time when clients value quality expertise to inform difficult investment decisions. As one of the leading institutional facilitators of international capital flows into Russian markets, BCS GM looks forward to welcoming Ronald to help build and support our already impressive knowledge base of 19 globally recognised analysts and strategists. Having worked across multiple jurisdictions, Ronald’s understanding of specific local markets will be invaluable in bolstering BCS GM’s cross-border solutions and services for our clients, and will help them to uncover the opportunities that arise from challenging times.”
A message from management of BCS Global Markets
The continuously evolving nature of the global coronavirus situation has meant we at BCS Global Markets (BCS) are taking all necessary steps to keep business disruption to an absolute minimum.
Effective from today (Wednesday 18th March) employees from all divisions of the business based in our Russia, UK, USA and Cyprus offices who can work from home without creating any even minor possible risk for business continuity of the Group will be working remotely. It is very much business as usual at BCS. Our employees are equipped with secure access to our systems and will follow their normal working hours, keeping in regular contact with their colleagues and clients.
Despite ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19, we want to also assure you that following a sustained period of positive performance, our capital and liquidity position remains very strong. The business is well-placed to meet any subsequent financial challenges and will continue to go above and beyond for our clients.