BCS Global Markets is the new kid on the block and a fast growing broker/dealer. Having founded a successful business in Russia, it is now diversifying into western markets.
It recently became the first Russian investment bank to get access to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and has a big office in London. Non-Russian business already makes up some 60% of its revenues and with a tie up with Tigress Partners in the US, it hopes to continue to build up this new business.
bne editor-in-chief Ben Aris sat down with BCS GM CEO Roman Lokhov on the sidelines of the annual MOEX New York investment summit to talk over the bank’s plans. Ben Aris, bne IntelliNews editor-in-chief Roman Lokhov, CEO BCS Global Markets.
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.