Matthieu Ressencourt named MD of BCS Financial Group

The biggest FX and equities trader on the Moscow exchange has appointed Matthieu Ressencourt as its Managing Director and Head of Equity Derivatives Trading in London, it has been announced.

Ressencourt has previously held equity trading roles at Lehman Brothers and Credit Agricole, working in New York and in Paris. He is making the switch to BCS Financial Group from VTB Capital, where he helped found the equity volatility trading team in 2008 and was also responsible for developing the institutional client business and options money-market activity on LSE Derivatives, Eurex and the Moscow Derivatives Exchange.

Commenting on the switch, Ressencourt said: “This move to BCS seemed a natural choice for my career progression, I have always been impressed by how BCS has grown to be so dominant in the Russian market and expand abroad. I look forward to helping to grow the business and utilise my experience in equity derivatives to expand this offering for BCS.”

Joseph Dayan, Head of Markets of BCS Financial Group in London, added: “Matthieu has a strong record of helping to develop and grow the trading side of businesses which has been demonstrated throughout his career; this includes growing teams from scratch and creating new products for clients. We look forward to welcoming Matthieu to BCS and working together to continue to grow the company.”