BCS Global Markets, the largest independent securities broker on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX) announced on Thursday that it has expanded its sales team in New York, following the launch of its global equity trading platform.
The two new additions to the company’s U.S. operations are Kyrill Firshein and Diego Vargas, which will help expand BCS’s capabilities in fixed income and equities, according to today’s release.
At BCS, Firshein will work in the New York Equity Sales team. He will primarily focus on expanding the distribution of shares of the company in the United States.
He joins the company with 15 years of experience in the industry. Most recently, he was 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 to 2017.
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At VTB, he played an “instrumental” role in expanding its distribution of shares in the United States, the statement said. During his career, which began in 2000, he worked for several large financial firms such as Deutsche Bank Securities, United Financial Group and Goldman Sachs & Co.
Diego Vargas joins the BCS FI sales team
Vargas, meanwhile, will join BCS’s fixed income sales team in New York. He brings with him over a decade of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, he founded Beyond Data CO in January, his LinkedIn reports.
During his career, which began in 2007, Diego has worked in several financial wealth management institutions including IDB Capital, INTL FCStone, Banco Santander and Indosuez Wealth Management.
Commenting on these 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 believe that they add depth to our offering and that their connections are invaluable. Our New York team welcomes them with our colleagues from Moscow and London.