BCS Global Markets (“BCS GM”), the investment banking services division of Russia’s largest independent broker, has today announced the appointment of Vladimir Samokhvalov ex-Alfa Bank Head of FX and Commodity Markets, as the firm’s new Head of FX Department.
Vladimir will work directly with BCS GM co-CEO Maksim Safonov to develop the firm’s FX product strategy – both domestically and internationally – and create a model of FX sales that meet both corporate and institutional clients’ needs. Vladimir will also be responsible for developing a FX platform to work across BCS GM’s entire suite of investment banking solutions, including BCS Bank.
Vladimir has over 20 years’ experience in banking, including a decade at Alfa Bank where he was responsible for customer services in the FX market, building trade platforms, and algorithm and electronic trading. Under Vladimir’s leadership, Alfa Bank was ranked in the top 30 of the world’s best FX teams in 2019, as well as the top FX team in Russia between 2012-2019 according to MMBA.
Maksim Safonov, co-CEO at BCS Global Markets:
Developing a competitive product lineup, a comprehensive customer coverage model, and an effective banking platform are key priorities of BCS GM’s development. We have no doubt that Vladimir’s impressive experience and sector knowledge will help BCS GM build a cutting-edge FX platform, which will take our FX operations and suite of products to new heights.
It has recently come to our attention that some individuals in Estonia with whom we have no business relationship have received phone calls from an individual purporting to be a BCS GM employee and soliciting BCS GM investment services and investments. Please note that BCS GM does not maintain an office in Estonia. We also take no action to promote our services in Estonia through phone calls or otherwise. If you ever have any questions of whether a person contacting you is actually an employee of BCS GM, please do not hesitate to contact us at +44 20 7065 2161 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also strongly recommend that you report any such cases to the national police.