BCS Global Markets and Tigress Financial Partners form Partnership
Tigress Financial Partners, a women-owned institutional FINRA registered broker-dealer, has formed a strategic partnership with BCS Prime Brokerage Limited (BCS UK), in the UK, part of BCS Global Markets, to jointly market capital markets, investment banking, credit facilities, research, asset management and global wealth management services to institutional and high net worth clients in US and global markets.
As part of the transaction BCS UK invested directly in Tigress Financial Partners in addition to injecting substantial regulatory capital into the broker dealer.
As a women-owned broker dealer, Tigress Financial Partners brings diversity to the BCS Group Companies, along with the ability to expand domestic US capital markets and investment banking relationships. The strength of BCS in international origination, international trade execution and a multi-country distribution network enhances Tigress Financial Partners’ access to global markets squarely positioning Tigress Financial Partners with the most expansive international distribution platform among minority and woman owned broker dealers, consisting of more than 300,000 clients in London, Moscow, Cyprus and around the world.
“It is our distinct privilege to be associated with BCS,” says Cynthia DiBartolo (pictured), Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Tigress Financial Partners. “The ability to leverage a stronger regulatory capital position combined with the unique transactional access we bring as a women-owned firm, together with international breadth and depth of BCS will benefit both firms immensely. This extraordinary partnership also allows Tigress to instantly expand to an international trade platform, as well as introduce competitive BCS credit facilities and high-end solutions to our institutional and corporate clients. Tigress and BCS appreciate the guidance we received from FINRA with respect to facilitating this complex transaction.”
“BCS is looking forward to aligning with Tigress Financial Partners,” says Gary Esayian, Chief Executive Officer of BCS Americas, Inc, who will assume a seat on Tigress Financial Partners Board of Directors. “We value diversity and by working closely with Tigress Financial Partners will accelerate our US capital markets agenda and allow our international professionals access to Tigress Financial Partners, proprietary high-quality institutional research, along with streamlined access to the Tigress Asset Management and the robust Tigress Offshore Platforms.”
“BCS Global Markets has a powerful international platform that will be enhanced by our relationship with Tigress Financial Partners,” says Bradley Duke, Chief Executive Officer of BCS Prime Brokerage Limited. “The strengths we each bring to the table and the working relationship between our respective highly skilled industry professionals will allow us each to expand our product offerings for the benefit of our clients around the world.”