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Traders Magazine: From Russia with Love — How BCS Transformed from a Regional Player to an Emerging Markets Leader


Sam Belden

Sam Belden

An ocean away from New York and nearly 4,000 miles east of London, broker-dealer and investment bank BCS Financial Group is a 24-year veteran of the Russian financial services industry. Now the firm is making efforts to ramp up in the world’s biggest financial centers, and the early returns have been nothing short of remarkable.

“In 2016, BCS Global Markets launched BCS Americas to give stateside investors unparalleled access to the Russian markets, and importantly vice-versa,” said Gary Esayian, CEO of BCS Americas, a division of BCS Global Markets. “Given our strong results in Moscow and London, our senior management team felt very confident and became determined to take the step into the U.S. I think it is safe to say we are largely meeting our internal expectations. Although people are cautious, Russia remains a powerful draw for outside investors, especially from the Americas. Notwithstanding the geopolitical environment, our business has become truly global, and that is how we think, plan and execute. Everyone on our Americas team has a very strong background in the U.S. and international markets, whether that be Equities, Fixed Income, Syndicate or DCM/ECM. These attributes – expertise and versatility – are key to our rollout strategy.”

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