On 5–6 December, the XVII Russian Bond Congress, the main bond conference of the year, and the award ceremony took place in St. Petersburg. The BCS Global Markets team won the awards The Best Bonds Market Analytics, taking the 3rd place, The Best Investment Bank – Arranger for Second and Third Tier Issuers, the 2nd place, The Best Lead Manager of High-Yield Bond Issues, the 1st place and The Best Corporate Bonds Primary Placement Transaction (as the arranger of the placement of RUSAL BRATSK BO-001P-01 and the Debut of the Year as the arranger of the placement of the Retail Bel Finance, 01 issue).
The jury noted the success, pointing out that, in 2019, specialists carried out ruble bond placement with the lowest rate compared to all corporate bond issues in Russia since 2011. This was the placement of X5 FINANSE bonds totalling RUB 5 bn. The company also acted as the arranger of 83 bond issues amounting to RUB 457.6 bn and USD 500 m.
The Cbonds conference has been held since 2003. It is Russia’s largest conference in the debt securities market and one of the major events in financial markets. On the first day, the conference was visited by a record number of attendees – 680, and the total number of people who registered for the conference was 740. The awards were given for the achievements of 2019.
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.