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Our prestigious awards are a testimony to our Corporate and Investment Banking capabilities that are anchored on supporting the growth of key sectors of our economy, building strong partnerships with our clients as well as connecting clients to larger markets through our regional and global footprint

Latest Awards

Euromoney Awards For Excellence 2021

  • Best Bank For Financing

African Banker Awards 2021

  • Investment Bank of the Year

Global Economic Awards 2021

  • Best Investment Bank

 

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Explore our Awards over the years. That's Africanacity.

2021

Euromoney Awards For Excellence 2021

  • Best Bank For Financing

African Banker Awards 2021

  • Investment Bank of the Year

Global Economic Awards 2021

  • Best Investment Bank

Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards 2021

  • First place : Fixed-Interest Securities - Mike Keenan and Nikolaus Geromont
  • Top 3 in Research: Economic Analysis (Domestic) – Sello Sekele, Andiswa Mdingi, Miyelani Maluleke and Peter Worthington
  • Top 5 in Research: Technical Analysis – Judy Padayachee
  • Top 3 in Research: Credit Analysis – Sivenathi Marwawa and Nico Khampepe
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Africa (Non-SA) Equities Research – Linet Muriungi
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Africa Non-Equities Research – Ridle Markus and Sam Singh
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Household Goods Retailers – Darren Cohn
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Diversified Industrials – Christina Steyn
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: International Economics – Peter Worthington and Miyelani Maluleke
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Equities: African Equities (ex SA), Financials – Timothy Wambu
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Equities: Telecommunications – Niel Venter
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Equities: Insurance – Grant Davids
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Equities: Banks – Khaya Mthembu
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Equities: Resources, Small and Midcap – Christina Steyn
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Political Analysis – Peter Worthington
  • Top 5 in the Research categories of: Healthcare – Anuja Joshi
  • Top 5 in the following Non-Research categories: Absa Administration Efficiency – 5th AUM weighted
  • Top 5 in the following Non-Research categories: Absa Corporate Access – 5th AUM unweighted
  • Top 5 in the following Non-Research categories: Absa Equity Sales – 5th weighted and unweighted
  • Top 5 in the following Non-Research categories: Execution Equity Derivatives – 1st AUM weighted
  • Top 5 in the following Non-Research categories: Execution Fixed Income Securities – 1st Assets Under Management (AUM) unweighted

Global Finance Innovators Award 2021

  • Outstanding Financial Innovators Bank in Africa
  • Outstanding Innovations in Cash Management for Absa Access

Global Finance Awards 2021

  • Best Mergers & Acquisition Bank in Africa
  • Best Investment Bank in Mauritius

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) 2021

  • Trading Efficiency - 3 years
  • Capital Raising Non-Equity - 1 years
  • Capital Raising Non-Equity - 3 years
  • Total Return Performance SA No-Equity 5 - years
  • Total Return Performance SA Non-Equity - 3 years

2020

AirFinance Journal Awards 2020

  • Africa Deal of the Year

Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards 2020

  • 2020 Young Analyst of the Year - Khayelihle Mthembu
  • Top 3 in - Administration Efficiency – Absa Administration Team
  • First place - Fixed-Interest Securities - Mike Keenan and Nikolaus Geromont
  • Top 3 - Domestic Economic Trends – Peter Worthington, Miyelani Maluleke and Sello Sekele
  • Top 5 in the research categories of: Credit Analysis (South Africa) – Sivenathi Marwarwa
  • Top 3 - Insurance – Grant Davids
  • Top 5 in the research categories of: Technical Analysis – Judy Padayachee
  • Top 5 in the research categories of: Political Trends – Peter Worthington
  • Top 5 in the research categories of: Financial and Industrial Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Christina Steyn
  • Top 5 in the research categories of: Africa Non-Equities – Ridle Markus, Sam Singh and Emily Chimpanzi
  • Top 3 - Telecommunications – Niel Venter

EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards 2020

  • Best Payment Services in Africa
  • Best Cash Management Services

Refinitiv Starmine Awards 2020

  • Most Accurate Forecasting in Reuters Polls (South Africa)

Spire Awards 2020

  • Best Research House
  • Best Forex House
  • Best Bond House
  • Best Sales Team: Bonds
  • Best Market Making Team: FX Options
  • Best Research Team: Fixed Income
  • Best Research Team: Economics
  • Best Research Team: Forex
  • Best Research Team: Africa
  • Best Market Making Team: Government Bonds

Euromoney

  • Excellence in Leadership in Africa
  • Mozambique' Best Bank

International Business Magazine

  • Best Corporate Bank in Zambia 2020
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Zambia

Global Banking And Finance Awards 2020

  • Best banking Technology Overhaul Mozambique 2020
  • Best Bank for Corporate Investment Management Services Mozambique 2020
  • Best Forex Bank Mozambique 2020
  • Best SME Bank Seychelles 2020
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Zambia
  • Best Corporate Bank Zambia 2020

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA)

  • Foreign and Commodity ETFs -Total Return Performance – 5 Years - Absa NewPalladium ETF
  • Foreign and Commodity ETFs- Tracking Efficiency – 3 Years - Absa NewPalladium ETF
  • Foreign and Commodity ETFs - Capital Raising – 3 Years - Absa NewPalladium ETF
  • Foreign and Commodity ETFs - Capital Raising – 1 Year - Absa NewPalladium ETF
  • SA Equity - Total Return Performance - 5 Years - NewFunds Equity Momentum ETF
  • Issuing House - Capital Raising – 1 Year - Absa NewFunds

Global Finance World’s Best Investment Banks Awards

  • Best M&A Bank in Africa

2019

Bonds & Loans Africa - Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2019

  • Best Equity House – Mozambique
  • Best Loan House – South Africa
  • Best Investment Bank – Zambia
  • Corporate Debt Deal of the Year

Euromoney 2019

  • Market Leaders: Ghana & Zambia
  • Best Service Overall (Ghana)

Spire Awards 2019

  • Best Research House
  • Best Repo Team
  • Best Bond House
  • Best Market Making Team: FX Options
  • Best Research Team: Africa
  • Best Research Team: Economics
  • Best Research Team: Fixed Income

EMEA Africa Banking Awards 2019

  • Best Investment Bank – Pan-Africa
  • Best Investment Bank – Botswana
  • Best Investment Bank – South Africa
  • Best Investment Bank – Tanzania
  • Best Investment Bank – Zambia
  • Best Loan House – South Africa
  • Best Equity House – Mozambique

African Banker Awards 2019

  • Investment Bank of the Year

2018

IJ Global Awards 2018

  • Refinancing Deal of the Year: Bujagali Hydro Power Project

JSE Spire Awards

  • Best Research Team: Africa
  • Best Research Team: Credit
  • Best Research Team: Economics
  • Best Research Team: Fixed Income
  • Best Research House
  • Best Research Team: Forex
  • Best Market Making Team: Forex and Forex Futures
  • Best Market Making Team: Forex Options
  • Best Sales Team: Forex and Forex Derivatives
  • Best Team: Credit Bonds
  • Best Sales Team: Bonds

SALTA Awards 2018

  • Best Non-equity ETF for both one and three years
  • Best SA Equity ETF
  • Best Tracking Efficiency over three years
  • Total Investment Returns over 5 years - SA Equity ETFs: NewFunds S&P GIVI RESI 15 ETF
  • Total Investment Returns over 5 years – SA Non-Equity ETFs: NewFunds GOVI ETF
  • Tracking Efficiency over 3 years – SA Non-Equity ETF: NewFunds MAPPS Growth ETF
  • Most Capital Raised Over 1 Year – Foreign & Commodity ETFs: NewGold Plat ETF

African Banking Awards

  • Best Loan House, South Africa
  • Best Investment Bank, Botswana
  • Best Investment Bank, Zambia

EMEA Finance Achievement Awards 2018

  • Restructuring, Refinancing and Repricing Winners: Best repricing in EMEA Kosmos Energy’s US$400mn revolving credit facility
  • Debt Capital Markets: Best bond house in Africa Absa Group
  • Debt Capital Markets: Best financial institution bond in Africa Barclays Africa's US$400mn debut Tier 2 issuance
  • Debt Capital Markets: Best corporate bond in Africa Eskom's US$1.5bn dual tranche issuance
  • Syndicated Loans: Best syndicated loan house in Africa Absa Group
  • Syndicated Loans: Best local currency loan in Africa Enel Green Power's ZAR14bn multi-tranche loan

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2019

  • Financial Institutions Deal of the Year
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year
  • Structured Finance Deal of the Year
  • Export Finance Deal of the Year

The Asian Banker

  • Best Trade Finance Bank in South Africa
  • Best Cash Management Bank in Mauritius
  • Best Transaction Bank in Mauritius

EMEA Finance Project Finance Awards 2018

  • Regional Awards: Best project bond: First Quantum Minerals' US$1.5bn multi-tranche issuance
  • Regional Awards: Best refinancing deal: Kosmos Energy's revolving credit facility refinancing
  • Regional Awards: Best wind farm: Enel Green Power’s 700 MW five wind parks projects in South Africa
  • Regional Awards: Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa
  • Regional Awards: Dealmaker of the year: Johan Koorts, Absa Group
  • Africa Awards: Best project finance house: Absa Group
  • Africa Awards: Best infrastructure deal: Nacala railway and port corridor project in Mozambique
  • Africa Awards: Best natural resources deal: Tharisa Minerals’ refinancing for chrome and PGM mine in South Africa
  • Africa Awards: Best sustainability deal: Sappi's biomass 25 MW IPP project in South Africa

Global Finance 2019

  • Best Merger and Acquisitions Bank in Africa

Project Finance Awards

  • Best energy infrastructure deal: Nacala railway and port corridor project in Mozambique
  • Best natural resources deal: Kalagadi Manganese's integrated mining project in South Africa

Achievement Awards

  • Best IPO in Africa: Vodacom Tanzania
  • Best M&A House in Africa
  • Best cross border M&A deal: Life Healthcare buys Allicance Medical

Banker Africa

  • Best Investment Bank, Tanzania

Financial Mail Awards

  • Financial Mail Top Analyst - 1st in Credit Analysis - Kate Ruston
  • Regional Awards: Best refinancing deal: Kosmos Energy's revolving credit facility refinancing
  • Financial Mail Top Analyst - 2nd in Fixed Income Securities - Mike Keenan
  • Financial Mail Top Analyst - 3rd in Technical Analysis - Judy Padayachee
  • Financial Mail Top Analyst - 4th in Africa ex-SA Non-Equities - Ridle Markus
  • Financial Mail Top Analyst - 5th in Domestic Economics - Peter Worthington
  • Financial Mail Top Analyst - 5th in Political Analysis - Peter Worthington

Financial Mail Analyst Rankings

  • Beyond Research - 2nd (AUM-weighted) in Fixed Interest Securities Execution (3rd unweighted)
  • Beyond Research - 4th in Administration Efficiency
  • Beyond Research - 5th in Derivatives Execution
  • Beyond Research - 7th in Sales Teams

2017

JSE Spire Awards

  • Overall Best Bond House and Best Research House
  • Best REPO Team
  • Best Credit Bonds Team
  • Best Structured Sales Team
  • Best Research Economics Team

The Banker

  • Best Follow-on Funding in EMEA
  • Best solar deal 2016 Kathu Solar Park
  • Best Securitisation House in Africa
  • Best Syndicate Loan
  • Best Investment Bank South Africa
  • Best Investment Bank, East Africa
  • Best Foreign Investment Bank Africa
  • MTN’s dual-tranche Eurobond
  • Republic of South Africa’s bond and switch offer
  • Liquid Telecom’s acquisition of Neotel
  • Acquisition of Aquarius Platinum by Sibanye Gold

Banker Africa

  • Best Foreign Investment Bank Africa
  • Best Investment Bank Tanzania
  • Best Investment Bank South Africa
  • Best Investment Bank, Southern Africa
  • Best Unvestment Bank, East Africa

Financial Mail Analyst Rankings

  • Equity Research - 3rd in General Retailers - Rod Salmon, Thaule Masemola and Samantha Naicke
  • Firm Rankings - 1st Fixed Income Securities Dealing
  • Firm Rankings - 2nd Derivatives Dealing
  • Firm Rankings - 6th Equities Sales
  • Firm Rankings - 7th Administration

Global Capital

  • Africa Loan Deal of the Year Aspen

African Utility Week

  • Deal of the Year Kathu Solar Park

Project Finance Awards

  • Best oil and gas deal: Project Santolina 2 stage mega-brownfield development in Nigeria

SRP

  • Africa Structured Products & Alternatives Awards Manufacturer Awards - Best House, Multi-Asset
  • Service Provider Awards - Best Proprietary Index Provider (shared with Commerzbank)
  • Other Awards - Best Educational Initiative
  • Markets Awards - Best ETF House
  • Markets Awards - Best House, Africa

2016

JSE Spire Awards

  • #1Overall Best Fixed Income & Currencies House in SA
  • #1 Best Bond House
  • #1 Best Team – Credit Bonds
  • #1 Best Research Team – Credit
  • #1 Best Research Team : Fixed Income
  • #1 Best Research Team: Economics
  • #1 Best Research Team : Forex
  • #1 Best Repo Team
  • #2 Best Market Making Team - Government Bonds
  • #2 Best Sales Team - Bonds
  • #2 Best Team - Inflation Linked Bonds
  • #2 Best Debt Origination Team
  • #2 Best Sales Team: Forex & Forex Derivatives
  • #2 Best Structuring Team: InflationCreditForex
  • #2Best Research Team Technical Analysis (Forex and Fixed Income)
  • #2 Best Research Team: Quantitative Research
  • #2 Best Research Team : Africa
  • #3 Best Market Making Team: Forex & Forex Derivatives
  • #3 Best Sales Team: Interest Rate Derivatives
  • #3 Best Market Making Team: Interest Rate Derivatives

SRP

  • Markets Awards - Best House Equities
  • Markets Awards - Best House Commodities
  • Markets Awards - Best House Interest
  • Markets Awards - Best House Hybrids
  • Markets Awards - Best Distributor; Yield Enhancement Products, Africa
  • Markets Awards - Best Proprietary Index Provider
  • Markets Awards - Best ETF House
  • Markets Awards - Personality of the year; Ryan Sydow

Project Finance Awards

  • Best natural resources deal: Maamba Collieries’ coal mine in Zambia
  • Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa
  • Best oil and gas deal: NNPC Chevron joint venture financing in Nigeria

PFI Awards

  • Wind Deal of the year - Mainstream
  • Solar Deal of the year – Ilanga 1
  • Africa Deal of the year – Maamba Collieries
  • Oil Deal of the year – NNPC/Chevron

The Banker

  • Bonds: Corporates: Petra Diamonds $300m bond issue
  • Loans: Naspers $2.5bn multi-currency revolving credit facility

Financial Mail Analyst Rankings

  • Cross Asset Research - 3rd Risk Management – Roland Rosseau and Seva Gorlach
  • Cross Asset Research - 5th Political Trends and Industrial Relations - JP Davids and Peter Worthington
  • FICC Research - 1st Credit Research - Kate Rushton
  • FICC Research - 4th Fixed Income - Mike Keena
  • FICC Research - 5th SSA - Ridle Markus
  • FICC Research - 6th Domestic macro - Peter Worthington and Miyelani Maluleke
  • FICC Research - 6th Political trends - Peter Worthington
  • FICC Research - 2nd Credit – Kate Rushton
  • FICC Research - 2nd Technical Research - Judy Padayachee
  • FICC Research - 4th Fixed Interest Securities – Absa Capital
  • FICC Research - 5th International Markets & Economies - Michael Gavin (Barclays) and Peter Worthington
  • Equity Research - 6th Household Goods Retailers - Rod Salmon and Thaule Masemola
  • Equity Research - 6th Household Goods Retailers - Rod Salmon and Thaule Masemola
  • Equity Research - 6th Beverages - Simon Hales (Barclays)
  • Firm Rankings - 1st Fixed Interest Securities Dealing
  • Firm Rankings - 4th Equity Derivatives Dealing
  • Firm Rankings - 7th Equity Sales
  • Firm Rankings - 7th Administration (Operations and Product Control)
  • Firm Rankings - 8th Corporate Access
  • Firm Rankings - 9th Equity Dealing

The New Generation Social & Media

  • Best Revenue Generating Marketing Campaign/Event for ChatBanking
  • Best Corporate Website for absa.co.za
  • Most Innovative Application for ChatBanking

Legal Week

  • 2nd Senior Corporate Counsel of the Year
  • 2nd Diversity Initiative of the Year

Think Business

  • Barclays Bank of Kenya – Best Bank in Corporate Banking 2016

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