BCS Prime Brokerage, an independent financial institution, has appointed John Barker and Edward Golosov to its board.
Barker (pictured) and Golosov join existing executive directors Rizwan Kayani and Vitaliy Shelikhovskiy.
Barker joins as a non-executive director bringing more than 20 years of management experience in financial markets, including regulated brokers, banks and electronic trading platforms to the firm.
Prior to this role, Barker was the chief executive and managing director of Liquidnet Europe. He was also head of international with responsibility for driving revenue across Asia, Canada and the move into Latin America. Barker was intrinsic in the building of Liquidnet’s European platform, and for eight years he was also responsible for compliance as its MLRO. Previously he had held various senior management positions at Tokyo-Mitsubishi International, Deutsche Bank and Instinet Global Services.
Golosov, one of the founding partners of BCS Financial Group, has rejoined as an executive director. Having setup the firm’s domestic and international brokerage as well as asset management operations back in 1995, he now brings more than 17 years of experience in financial markets, including brokerage, investment banking and asset management to a broad base of clients. He will be responsible for product development across a range of businesses as BCS continues its expansion across Russia and into the UK.
Prior to re-joining Golosov was with Barclays Capital Fund Solutions from 2006 to 2011. His last role was global head of structuring and origination. While there he pioneered the use of sophisticated statistical techniques in the investment and risk management processes, as well as originating and developing a number of flagship strategies. Previously Golosov was with Merrill Lynch for more than six years – most recently in the European equity derivative structuring group in London, and before that in the global structured product group of global debt markets in both New York and Sydney.
Roman Lokhov, chief executive of global markets and investment banking at BCS Financial Group, says: “BCS has been hand-picking professionals from selected market participants and vendors in order to drive business expansion and to increase our market share. BCS Financial Group welcomes John and Edward, who bring a wealth of experience to our colleagues in London. We look forward to working with them as they assist in the expansion of our international business.”