BCS Global Markets rises to new all-time high in the Extel 2019 Survey!
BCS Global Markets has built on its success in 2018 in a variety of key sectors and broker competencies, including top Macro, Strategy, Fixed Income and Equity research, Sales and Trading & Execution.
Moscow, 3 June, 2019 – BCS Global Markets announced today its results in the Extel Survey for 2019, where it has set a new record high position, ranking as best Russia-focused Independent Investment House and overall the #4 House in the Extel 2019 Russia Survey. The Extel Survey is the foremost independent evaluation of quality across the global investment elite, recognizing excellence and performance in the buy-side, sell-side and corporates houses.
BCS Global Markets Research secured a top position among all key Russia research teams globally and ranked 1st in Russia Research among Independent Russia-focused brokers, coming in among the top 4 overall in the Survey. BCS Global Markets Research built on its success of 2018, ranking among the top three houses in four sectors overall, up from two categories last year. Kirill Chuyko, Head of BCS GM Research, led the Team, ranking among the top 5 Russia analysts globally, along with Economist Vladimir Tikhomirov and Strategist Slava Smolyaninov. The Firm’s expertise was highly acknowledged on the overall Emerging EMEA level as the Team ranks among the top 10 in seven sectors globally, including #5 ranking of Anastasia Egazaryan in Transportation research.
The Firm has made great progress in the Macro, Equity Strategy and Fixed Income categories. BCS GM was ranked as the top 3 House for Equity Strategy, up from #5 in 2018, with Slava Smolyaninov voted #3 and Kirill Chuyko as #4 along with Yulia Goldina and Vasily Mordovtsev among the top 10. Vladimir Tikhomirov was recognized as the top 5 Russia Economist with the Firm overall ranked #6 in the field. Maria Radchenko led the Fixed Income Team to a top 5 place, up from #7 last year, scoring among the top 10 analysts in the sector along with Yuri Golban.
BCS GM Research was highly acknowledged for its Equity research sector expertise. It dominated in the Small & Mid Cap Research as it came as the top 2 team, up from 3rd in 2018, with Anastasia Egazaryan securing the #2 spot, Dmitry Skryabin #4 and Maria Lukina #5. The highly acknowledged Metals & Mining Team was again among the top 4 in 2019 with Kirill Chuyko at the #5 position and Oleg Petropavlovskiy and Artem Bagdasaryan also among the top 10 sector analysts. Elena Tsareva debuts as the #4 best Russia Banks & Financials analyst, with the Firm rising to #4 in the category from #9 last year. BCS GM Research also significantly improved its positions among the top 10 firms in the TMT, Oil & Gas and Consumer & Retail investment research house.
The Firm’s Equity Sales team also made it into the top 3 Houses, with Penka Shopova ranking as #4 and Luis Saenz #7, individually. The Trading & Execution arm leapt straight to the #2 place from #6 last year, led by Dmitry Ryzhkov as #3 and Shane Sorg as #4.
Kirill Chuyko, Head of BCS Global Markets Research Team, said::
The strong progress of our team is especially rewarding for us, given the challenging times for the financial markets in Russia and resulting volatility. It is in these times when expertise and pro-activeness of all team members becomes key – we are proud to see the new team well acknowledged by the investment community and believe that our constant efforts will enhance client service and further elevate the profile of our research team next year.
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.