BCS Global Markets (“BCS GM”), the investment banking services division of Russia’s largest independent broker, has today announced the appointment of Vladimir Samokhvalov ex-Alfa Bank Head of FX and Commodity Markets, as the firm’s new Head of FX Department.
Vladimir will work directly with BCS GM co-CEO Maksim Safonov to develop the firm’s FX product strategy – both domestically and internationally – and create a model of FX sales that meet both corporate and institutional clients’ needs. Vladimir will also be responsible for developing a FX platform to work across BCS GM’s entire suite of investment banking solutions, including BCS Bank.
Vladimir has over 20 years’ experience in banking, including a decade at Alfa Bank where he was responsible for customer services in the FX market, building trade platforms, and algorithm and electronic trading. Under Vladimir’s leadership, Alfa Bank was ranked in the top 30 of the world’s best FX teams in 2019, as well as the top FX team in Russia between 2012-2019 according to MMBA.
Maksim Safonov, co-CEO at BCS Global Markets:
Developing a competitive product lineup, a comprehensive customer coverage model, and an effective banking platform are key priorities of BCS GM’s development. We have no doubt that Vladimir’s impressive experience and sector knowledge will help BCS GM build a cutting-edge FX platform, which will take our FX operations and suite of products to new heights.
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.