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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.

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The Banker Transaction Banking Awards

Best Investment Bank in Tanzania

The Banker Transaction Banking Awards 2018

The Asian Banker Awards

Best Transaction Bank in Mauritius

The Asian Banker Awards 2018

Best Cash Management Bank in Mauritius

The Asian Banker Awards 2018

Best Trade Finance Bank in South Africa

The Asian Banker Awards 2018

Best equity house – South Africa

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

Best Cash Management and Transaction Bank in Kenya

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

Best Cash Management Bank in Mauritius

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

Best Trade Finance Bank in Africa

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

Best loan house – South Africa

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

Best local investment bank – South Africa

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

Best investment bank – Mozambique

The Asian Banker Awards 2020

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA)

Most Capital Raised Over 1 Year – Foreign & Commodity ETFs: NewGold Plat ETF

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Tracking Efficiency over 3 years – SA Non-Equity ETF: NewFunds MAPPS Growth ETF

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Total Investment Returns over 5 years – SA Non-Equity ETFs: NewFunds GOVI ETF

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Total Investment Returns over 5 years – SA Equity ETFs: NewFunds S&P GIVI RESI 15 ETF

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Best Tracking Efficiency over three years

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Best SA Equity ETF

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Best Non-equity ETF for both one and three years

SOUTH AFRICAN LISTED TRACKER FUNDS AWARDS (SALTA) 2018

Issuing House – Capital Raising – 1 Year – Absa NewFunds

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

SA Equity – Total Return Performance – 5 Years – NewFunds Equity Momentum ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Foreign and Commodity ETFs – Capital Raising – 1 Year – Absa NewPalladium ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Refinitiv StarMine Awards

Most Accurate Forecasting in Reuters Polls (South Africa)

Refinitiv StarMine Awards 2020

JSE SPIRE Awards

Best Sales Team: Bonds

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Team: Credit Bonds

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Sales Team: Forex and Forex Derivatives

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Market Making Team: Forex Options

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Market Making Team: Forex and Forex Futures

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Research Team: Forex

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Research House

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Research Team: Fixed Income

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Research Team: Economics

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

Best Research Team: Credit

JSE SPIRE AWARDS 2018

International Business Magazine

Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Zambia

International Business Magazine 2020

Best Corporate Bank in Zambia 2020

International Business Magazine 2020

IJ Global Awards

Refinancing Deal of the Year: Bujagali Hydro Power Project

IJ GLOBAL AWARDS 2018

Refinancing Deal of the Year: Bujagali Hydro Power Project

IJ Global Awards 2018

Global Finance World's Best Investment Banks Awards

Best M&A Bank in Africa

Global Finance World’s Best Investment Banks Awards 2020

Global Finance Awards

Best Mergers & Acquisition Bank in Africa

Global Finance Awards 2021

Best Investment Bank in Mauritius

Global Finance Awards 2021

Best Trade Finance Services

Global Finance Awards 2020

Best Online Portal in Africa

Global Finance Awards 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best Corporate Bank Zambia 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Zambia

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best SME Bank Seychelles 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best Forex Bank Mozambique 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best Bank for Corporate Investment Management Services Mozambique 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best banking Technology Overhaul Mozambique 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Euromoney

Mozambique’ Best Bank

Euromoney 2020

Excellence in Leadership in Africa

Euromoney 2020

Market Leaders: Ghana & Zambia

Euromoney 2019

Best Service Overall (Ghana)

Euromoney 2019

EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards

Best Payment Services in Africa

EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards 2020

Best Cash Management Services

EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards 2020

EMEA Finance Project Finance Awards

Africa Awards: Best sustainability deal: Sappi’s biomass 25 MW IPP project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best natural resources deal: Tharisa Minerals’ refinancing for chrome and PGM mine in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best infrastructure deal: Nacala railway and port corridor project in Mozambique

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best project finance house: Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Dealmaker of the year: Johan Koorts, Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best wind farm: Enel Green Power’s 700 MW five wind parks projects in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best refinancing deal: Kosmos Energy’s revolving credit facility refinancing

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best project bond: First Quantum Minerals’ US$1.5bn multi-tranche issuance

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

Syndicated Loans: Best local currency loan in Africa Enel Green Power’s ZAR14bn multi-tranche loan

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

Syndicated Loans: Best syndicated loan house in Africa Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

Debt Capital Markets: Best corporate bond in Africa Eskom’s US$1.5bn dual tranche issuance

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

Debt Capital Markets: Best financial institution bond in Africa Barclays Africa’s US$400mn debut Tier 2 issuance

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

Debt Capital Markets: Best bond house in Africa Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

Energy’s US$400mn revolving credit facility

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

Restructuring, Refinancing and Repricing Winners: Best repricing in EMEA Kosmos

EMEA FINANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards

Best Equity House – Mozambique

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Loan House – South Africa

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Zambia

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Tanzania

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – South Africa

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Botswana

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Pan-Africa

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Cross-border M&A Deal in Africa

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2018

Best M&A House in Africa

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2018

Best IPO in Africa: Vodacom, Tanzania

EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2018

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

Export Finance Deal of the Year

Bonds & Loans Africa – Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2018

Structured Finance Deal of the Year

Bonds & Loans Africa – Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2018

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Bonds & Loans Africa – Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2018

Financial Institutions Deal of the Year

Bonds & Loans Africa – Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2018

Best Equity House – Mozambique

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

Best Loan House – South Africa

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

Best Investment Bank – Zambia

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

Corporate Debt Deal of the Year

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

Award Year

Africa Awards: Best sustainability deal: Sappi’s biomass 25 MW IPP project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best natural resources deal: Tharisa Minerals’ refinancing for chrome and PGM mine in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best infrastructure deal: Nacala railway and port corridor project in Mozambique

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best project finance house: Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Dealmaker of the year: Johan Koorts, Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best wind farm: Enel Green Power’s 700 MW five wind parks projects in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best refinancing deal: Kosmos Energy’s revolving credit facility refinancing

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best project bond: First Quantum Minerals’ US$1.5bn multi-tranche issuance

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Best Transaction Bank in Mauritius

The Asian Banker Awards 2018

Award Category

Africa Awards: Best sustainability deal: Sappi’s biomass 25 MW IPP project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best natural resources deal: Tharisa Minerals’ refinancing for chrome and PGM mine in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best infrastructure deal: Nacala railway and port corridor project in Mozambique

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best project finance house: Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Dealmaker of the year: Johan Koorts, Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best wind farm: Enel Green Power’s 700 MW five wind parks projects in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best refinancing deal: Kosmos Energy’s revolving credit facility refinancing

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best project bond: First Quantum Minerals’ US$1.5bn multi-tranche issuance

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Best Transaction Bank in Mauritius

The Asian Banker Awards 2018

African Banker Awards

Best Investment Bank, Zambia

AFRICAN BANKER AWARDS 2018

Best Investment Bank, Botswana

AFRICAN BANKER AWARDS 2018

Best Loan House, South Africa

AFRICAN BANKER AWARDS 2018

Investment Bank of the Year

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

2021

Trading Efficiency – 3 years

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) 2021

Capital Raising Non-Equity – 1 years

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) 2021

Capital Raising Non-Equity – 3 years

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) 2021

Total Return Performance SA No-Equity 5 – years

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) 2021

Total Return Performance SA Non-Equity – 3 years

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) 2021

Best Mergers & Acquisition Bank in Africa

Global Finance Awards 2021

Best Investment Bank in Mauritius

Global Finance Awards 2021

2020

Best M&A Bank in Africa

Global Finance World’s Best Investment Banks Awards 2020

Issuing House – Capital Raising – 1 Year – Absa NewFunds

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

SA Equity – Total Return Performance – 5 Years – NewFunds Equity Momentum ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Foreign and Commodity ETFs – Capital Raising – 1 Year – Absa NewPalladium ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Foreign and Commodity ETFs – Capital Raising – 3 Years – Absa NewPalladium ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Foreign and Commodity ETFs- Tracking Efficiency – 3 Years – Absa NewPalladium ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Foreign and Commodity ETFs -Total Return Performance – 5 Years – Absa NewPalladium ETF

South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards 2020

Best Corporate Bank Zambia 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Zambia

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

Best SME Bank Seychelles 2020

Global Banking and Finance Awards 2020

2019

Investment Bank of the Year

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Equity House – Mozambique

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Loan House – South Africa

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Zambia

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Tanzania

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – South Africa

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Botswana

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Investment Bank – Pan-Africa

EMEA AFRICA BANKING AWARDS 2019

Best Research Team: Fixed Income

JSE SPIRE Awards 2019

Best Research Team: Economics

JSE SPIRE Awards 2019

2018

Africa Awards: Best sustainability deal: Sappi’s biomass 25 MW IPP project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best natural resources deal: Tharisa Minerals’ refinancing for chrome and PGM mine in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best infrastructure deal: Nacala railway and port corridor project in Mozambique

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Africa Awards: Best project finance house: Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Dealmaker of the year: Johan Koorts, Absa Group

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best renewables deal: Karoshoek Solar One’s Ilanga 1 project in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best wind farm: Enel Green Power’s 700 MW five wind parks projects in South Africa

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best refinancing deal: Kosmos Energy’s revolving credit facility refinancing

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Regional Awards: Best project bond: First Quantum Minerals’ US$1.5bn multi-tranche issuance

EMEA FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2018

Best Transaction Bank in Mauritius

The Asian Banker Awards 2018

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