BCS Global Markets (“BCS GM”) – the investing banking services provider of Russia’s largest independent broker – has announced the appointment of Evelina Evtimova to lead Legal and Compliance functions, providing support across business lines and geographies, including Russia, the UK, the US, and Cyprus.
Evelina will be tasked with streamlining controls, aligning policies and procedures across BCS Financial Group, as well as introducing new technology and leading legal and compliance projects and initiatives.
Evelina brings to BCS GM an extensive career of over 25 years in legal and compliance departments of major Russian and global financial institutions. Prior to joining BCS GM, Evelina served as Country Head of Compliance at Sova Capital in Moscow for two and a half years, and in 2011-2017, Evelina was Head of Legal at Barclays Capital. In 1998-2011, she worked at the Moscow branch of Credit Suisse, where she rose from a specialist to Head of Legal and Compliance. At the dawn of her career, Evelina worked as a lawyer at major Russian investment firm Aton.
Evelina has been a member of NAUFOR's Legal Committee for over 10 years and is currently a member of the Legal Committee of the Moscow Exchange. She holds a master’s degree in law from Moscow State University.
“Evelina Evtimova’s key mission will be streamlining controls, aligning policies and procedures across the Group, as well as introducing new technology and leading innovative projects in legal and compliance. BCS Global Markets will rely on her vast experience to improve the efficiency and agility of legal and compliance procedures, an essential move amid a complicated and fluid regulatory environment in global financial markets,” said Alexey Gonus and Maxim Safonov, co-CEOs at BCS Global Markets.
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.