On January 28-30, the 17th largest annual European conference on alternative investments dedicated to the growth of the structured products industry in Europe took place. Taras Semik, MD, Head of Structured Products, BCS Global Markets, represented BCS Global Markets at the conference.
More than 300 participants attended the conference to discuss the recent trends and problems of the sector.
The following key issues were discussed at the conference:
∙ Strategies for diversification: beyond auto-call concentration;
∙ Strategies for stimulation of structured products implementation;
∙ Asset and structured product management after MiFID II implementation;
∙ Evaluation of the ESG investing sustainability;
∙ Growth of structured products sales in emerging markets.
Taras Semik spoke in the panel discussion “Alternative investments: a global perspective” together with Lukáš Mičian, Head of Investments, Products and Digital, Unicredit, and John Lau, Head of Treasury Products & Specialists - Wealth Management, United Overseas Bank.
Taras explained how falling interest rates in Russia drove the shift into structured products and demand for credit risk grew in pursuit of yield, being a key driver of product innovation. He also presented the innovative product Pegasus with increased yield and 100% protection at maturity.
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.