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BCS Global Markets appoints new Prime Brokerage Sales Director

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BCS Global Markets (BCS GM), has appointed Andrew Richards as Prime Services Sales Director. Based in London, Richards will be supporting the firm’s expansion by strengthening and expanding the global investor base in the US, Europe, Emerging and frontier markets and will report to Tim Bevan, CEO of BCS UK.

Richards (pictured) will also be responsible for selling the firm’s flagship International Prime Services offering, primarily Synthetic/Physical Prime & Execution, to the small- and mid-tier Hedge Fund community across various strategies, including Equity, Derivatives and Fixed Income.

Andrew has over 15 years of experience delivering exceptional business development and relationship management to hedge funds, asset managers and financial institutions. Prior to joining BCS Global Markets, Andrew held various senior roles within the prime brokerage industry.

He was most recently Director of Origination Global Security Finance, Synthetic Prime Brokerage at ING BANK in London. He also served as Vice President, Prime Brokerage Relationship Manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.

Tim Bevan, Global Head of Prime BCS Global Markets and CEO BCS UK, says: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew in our team in London. We believe he will make a significant contribution to BCS Global Markets. His breadth of experience in selling international prime services and developing client relationships to the hedge fund community will be instrumental in our global expansion.

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