BCS Financial Group appoints chief strategist and deputy head of equity research team
BCS Financial Group (BCS), a provider of equities and derivatives trading in Moscow, has appointed Vyacheslav Smolyaninov as Chief Strategist and Deputy Head of Equity Research.
Kirill Chuyko, Head of Equity Research at BCS Financial Group commented: “We welcome the appointment of Mr Smolyaninov, who is a significant addition to our equity research team. He will be a key partner, especially when it comes to assessing market dynamics and consolidating sector analyses into an actionable investment strategy for the Russian market – both for our clients and BCS Financial Group.”
Smolyaninov joins BCS from URALSIB Capital where he worked as Chief Strategist and Deputy Head of Research since 2009. In that capacity, he supervised the firm’s equity strategy and valuation analysis techniques, leading a team of 30 professionals.
Prior to URALSIB Capital, Smolyaninov worked in other top managerial and analytical positions both on sell- and buy-side, including Head of Russia & CIS Research at Generali PPF Asset Management; Senior Metals Analyst at URALSIB Capital along with Merrill Lynch & Co Inc and Forte Capital.
Smolyaninov holds an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business Administration (University of Rochester, USA) and a civil engineer degree from the Ukhta State Technical University (Ukhta, Russian Federation).