BCS Global Markets, the largest independent securities broker on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) announced this Thursday that it expanded its sales team in New York, following the launch of its global equity trading platform.
The two new additions to the firm’s US operations are Kyrill Firshein and Diego Vargas, who will help grow BCS’s capabilities across fixed income and equities, today’s statement said.
At BCS, Firshein will work in the equity sales team in New York. He will be primarily focused on expanding the company’s equity distribution in the United States.
He joins the company with 15 years of experience in the industry. Most recently, he was the Executive Director and Head of Equity Sales for the Americas at VTB Capital. According to his LinkedIn profile, he worked for the company for two years, from 2015 until 2017.
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At VTB, he was “instrumental” in expanding its equity distribution in the US, according to the statement. During his career, which commenced in 2000, he has worked at a number of top financial firms such as Deutsche Bank Securities, United Financial Group and Goldman Sachs & Co.
Diego Vargas joins BCS FI sales team
Vargas, on the other hand, will be joining BCS’s New York fixed-income sales team. He brings with him more than a decade of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, he founded Beyond Data CO in January, his LinkedIn states.
During his career, which began in 2007, Diego has worked at several financial wealth management institutions including, IDB Capital, INTL FCStone, Banco Santander and Indosuez Wealth Management.
Commenting on the appointments, Gary Esayian, Head of BCS Americas said: “We are delighted to expand our Research, Trading and Distribution capabilities with the addition of experienced investment professionals such as Kyrill and Diego. We think they add depth to our offering and their relationships are invaluable. Our New York team welcomes them along with our colleagues in Moscow and London.”