NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BCS Americas, a division of BCS Global Markets, announced today that it has become a registered member firm of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as a Trading Floor broker. By joining the NYSE, the leading US equity exchange both in terms of market share and capitalization, BCS is greatly strengthening its positions in the region and enhancing its value offering to clients in the US and around the world.
BCS Americas forms a core part of BCS Global Markets business strategy to expand and develop a significant international trading presence and today’s announcement completes a worldwide equity membership circle, which includes the Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX), the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Eurex.
Since its establishment in 2016, BCS Americas has successfully expanded its brokerage and investment services to US-based institutional investors and Broker-Dealers seeking access to the Russian securities and capital markets. Serviced by a growing team of seasoned professionals with Equity, Distressed Equities Market making, Research, Structured Finance and Fixed Income experience, BCS America’s is also establishing non-Russian focused relationships with a number of major international clients.
Gary Esayian, CEO at BCS Americas said: “The NYSE membership is an important milestone for BCS Global Markets. Our mission is to offer Institutional brokerage services to US based investors providing access to markets in Russia and throughout the globe. We have experienced a major increase in demand for US equities trading not only from our US based clients but throughout the BCS Global Markets regions and this move along with our other strategic initiatives is a commitment to offering unparalleled services. In our opinion, the NYSE continues to extend its global leadership in IPOs, execution transparency and liquidity, all of which is consistent with our equity capital markets positioning and trading execution requirements."
Bradley Duke, Head of International Region, BCS Global Markets: “We are very excited about this next step for BCS Americas. The NYSE membership, together with memberships in Moscow Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Eurex demonstrates our commitment to providing a high quality, truly global trading platform to our client base around the world. We are already known for our Russia-bound, independent Institutional Brokerage and Investment Banking, but joining the NYSE signals the expansion of our ambitions in the region."
About BCS Americas
BCS Americas, Inc, a FINRA Broker-Dealer and part of BCS Global Markets, the Global Markets and Investment Banking division of BCS Financial Group offers Russian access to all lines of the BCS product suite for institutions based in the Americas region. Additionally, BCS Americas provides direct access to US Equity markets for global clients and operating divisions of BCS Global Markets.
About BCS Global Markets
BCS Global Markets is the Investment Banking division of BCS Financial Group. BCS Financial Group is a Russian financial service sector pioneer launching operations in 1995. BCS has a broad client base of over 140,000 that are serviced through a branch network of roughly 100 offices with over 3,000 people employees.
The Global Markets Investment Banking division was launched in early 2011 and is focused on the provision of market access, financing and advisory, securities lending and other ancillary prime brokerage and asset administration services.
BCS is the broker of choice for trading Russian instruments with an absolute leadership position: since over 2 years, BCS has maintained its dominant trading position on the Moscow Exchange, capturing more than 25% of market share in Equities, Derivatives and FX.