BCS Financial Group (BCS), a large player in the equities and derivatives trading space in Moscow, has appointed Vyacheslav Smolyaninov as its newest Chief Strategist and Deputy Head of Equity Research, according to a BCS statement.
Mr. Smolyaninov previously worked at URALSIB Capital, having served as its Chief Strategist and Deputy Head of Research, managing a team of over thirty individuals for over five years. Prior to this he also worked at related positions at Generali PPF Asset Management, Merrill Lynch & Co Inc and Forte Capital.
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Mr. Smolyaninov has ranked amongst the leaders in Russian/CIS strategists in major international surveys. These include the #3 Russian equity strategist – 2013 Thomson Extel survey, #5 equity strategist among domestic investors – 2012 Institutional Investor All-Russia survey, and #2 Russia metals analyst – 2005 and 2006 Thompson Extel surveys, among others.
According to Kirill Chuyko, Head of Equity Research at BCS Financial Group, in a recent statement on the appointment, “We welcome the appointment of Mr Smolyaninov, who is a significant addition to our equity research team. He will be a key partner, especially when it comes to assessing market dynamics and consolidating sector analyses into an actionable investment strategy for the Russian market – both for our clients and BCS Financial Group.”