BCS Global Markets, the investment banking services division of Russia’s largest independent broker, has today announced the appointment of Denis Leonov, Gyuzel Aizatullina and Petr Khashutogov as the newest members of the firm’s Debt Capital Markets team, based in Moscow.
Denis Leonov will be responsible for customer relations and originating & arranging new deals in the Debt Capital Markets team as DCM Director. Before joining BCS Global Markets, Denis served as DCM Director at Otkritie Bank for five years. Prior to this, he worked within the Investment Services department at Svyaz-Bank and the Investment Banking division of Raiffeisenbank. He graduated from the Higher School of Economics in Russia.
Gyuzel Aizatullina will work with counterparties and issuers for current deals and securities issues as DCM Execution. She has a long track record in DCM execution, with prior experience at the Moscow Exchange, Zenit Bank and Credit Bank of Moscow. She has a degree from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Petr Khashutogov will work with counterparties and issuers for current deals and securities issues as DCM Execution. Before joining BCS Global Markets, he served as DCM Execution at the REGION Broker Company for four years. Prior to this, he was Head of the Debt and Investor Relations department at NPK Uralvagonzavod. Petr also worked at Renaissance Capital and Gazprombank in the Debt Capital Markets units.
Denis, Gyuzel and Petr will continue to support the Debt Capital Markets team’s sustainable operations and positive growth – which has seen an increase in volumes in Q1 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year. BCS Global Markets’ has maintained a strong market position in Russia’s debt capital market thanks to efforts of Natalya Vinogradova, DCM Deputy Head, and Roman Smirnov, DCM Manager, both working hard to ensure business continuity throughout a challenging time.
Aleksey Gonus, co-CEO, BCS Global Markets said: “It was vital to bring in new faces to Debt Capital Markets team if we are to keep focus on our ambitious goals to lead in the second & third-tier and in the high-yield segments. I wish the revamped team success in achieving their targets.”
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.