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BCS hires former MD of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Prime Brokerage

First Published 15th April 2014

BCS hires Max Hayden as Head of Business Development, also adds new Senior Equity Analyst to research team in Moscow.

John Barker, executive chairman, BCS Financial Group

John Barker, executive chairman, BCS Financial Group

"Max has a track record of success at the very highest levels of our industry and his appointment is proof positive of our ability to attract the best people in the marketplace."

London - BCS Financial Group, the trader of equities and FX on the Russian exchanges, has appointed Max Hayden as the firm's new Head of Business Development. Max joined BCS at the beginning of March 2014, and reports to the London Board. Max's primary role is to develop the BCS international platform and client base.

Max is the former Managing Director of the European Prime Brokerage business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and brings with him over 25 years of senior investment banking and industry experience.

During his time at Merrill Lynch his various roles included COO Global Equity Finance, and Head of Prime Brokerage Platform.

This development follows the recent appointment of the former Liquidnet Head of International, John Barker, as Executive Chairman of BCS - where his focus is on driving the business strategy for the international business, and for overseeing corporate governance issues such as the regulatory, risk management and compliance systems.

John Barker, Executive Chairman of BCS Financial Group commented: "Max's appointment reaffirms BCS's commitment to, and ambition for, its international business and needless to say, his leadership and experience will be vital assets to the company as we continue our upward trajectory over the next few years. Max has a track record of success at the very highest levels of our industry and his appointment is proof positive of our ability to attract the best people in the marketplace"

The firm has also hired Marat Ibragimov as Senior Equity Analyst to its growing research arm in Moscow. Marat will cover consumer discretionary, food retail, pharma and real estate markets.

Marat Ibragimov has 17 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to joining BCS, he worked as a Senior Equity Researcher Analyst at Uraislib Capital, where he also covered consumer discretionary, food retail, pharma and real estate markets. Previously, Marat was Senior Equity Researcher Analyst at Otkritie Bank and Citi Investment Research.

These developments follows the recent appointment of former LiquidNet chief, John Barker, as Executive Chairman of BCS - where his focus is on driving the business strategy for the international business, and for overseeing corporate governance issues such as the regulation, risk management and compliance systems.

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