We have over 300 markets sales, trading and research staff on the ground in 10 presence countries, and an extensive deal track record in a further 20 non-presence countries. Our product suite includes: equities, fixed income, corporate and institutional FX, prime services, exchange traded funds and structured products.
Our electronic platforms offer access to all listed asset classes utilising world leading technology, backed by experienced traders. A dedicated development team based in Prague, Czech Republic, also gives us unique flexibility in offering bespoke solutions tailored to our clients.
We are proud to have Africa’s largest ETF franchise with 21 products across asset classes totalling 50% of the ETF market. Outside South Africa, our Gold ETFs are listed in six African countries and counting. Our Platinum ETF is the largest in the world ($770m).
Absa is the only bank that employs a dedicated, cross-asset syndicate function responsible for managing the execution of our primary capital markets business across the continent. Our Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team ranked second in number of deals executed in 2017.
Our number one rated* FIC research team provides extensive coverage across SA and the continent in macro, credit, fixed income and FX strategy. Our Equity Research Team provides in-depth analysis in listed consumer, Foods, industrials and TMT stocks.
*JSE Spire Awards 2017