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Global Markets

Expand your horizons – trade in global markets

With over 300 sales, trading and research employees, on-the-ground presence in 10 African countries and an extensive deal track record in a further 20 countries – we invite you to leverage the strength of our intellectual capital, access to African markets and leading technology platforms.

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Foreign Exchange

Partner with an award-winning, pan-African FX expert

We trade on behalf of our clients across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets, including spot, forwards, swaps, options and futures trading.

The combined skills of our FX Sales and Trading Teams enable us to view your FX exposures in a dynamic manner, leveraging our global experience and African expertise to provide bespoke FX solutions.

Fixed Income

Reduce your overall trade risk

Absa’s Fixed Income Trading team provides a full suite of Fixed Income, Credit and FX products across South African and sub-Saharan African markets.

Absa has a highly-ranked and experienced Trading & Sales team that offers a high level of service and product expertise for a variety of local and international institutional clients.

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Electronic Market Access

Access world-leading technology platforms, supported by experienced traders

Use our innovative electronic platforms with access to all listed asset classes and experienced traders on hand to execute orders.

Our dedicated development team, situated in Prague, provides us with the flexibility to tailor solutions to our clients’ individual needs.

Client Solutions Group

Structured Institutional Investor & Corporate Risk Management Sales

We focus on cross-asset-class investment ideas for institutional and corporate clients, insurance industry and pension funds to structure solutions, helping investors optimise their portfolios and balance sheets.

Our highly experienced teams design customised solutions for pan-African financial risks from capital expenditure projects, capital structure transactions and corporate finance activity.

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Retail Structured Products

Customised investments structured according to specific risk and return needs

Rely on our award-winning team to structure retail investment products to match your requirements via FAIS-accredited financial advisors, banks, life companies and discretionary fund managers.

We tailor products that include enhanced growth and income potential, full or partial capital protection, capital-at-risk options, and exposure to asset classes not directly available and currency exposure investments .

Research

Review research produced by top economic and strategic minds

Our clients rely on the unparalleled insights produced by our highly regarded teams.

Our no.1-rated* FIC research team provides extensive coverage across South Africa and the continent in macro, credit, fixed income and FX strategy reports. While our equity research team provides in-depth analysis in listed consumer, foods, industrials and TMT stocks.

*JSE Spire Awards 2017

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Equities

Fully integrated, multi-asset class Equity Sales, Trading and Research capabilities

We provide effective solutions for our clients to manage equity exposures through our highly experienced team. Our Electronic and Program trading product is integral to the business, we offer cross-product access via co-location located at the JSE. Leading Structured Equities and Shariah provider in SA with the ability to access & trade all Key African Markets on Total Return Swap. Full suite of Equity Research access across target sectors & Africa coverage for sectors within Kenya & Nigeria. Incorporation of ESG criteria into analysis & recommendations. Access to targeted Corporate Access & Events.

Exchange Traded Products

Enjoy low-cost, seamless and efficient trading

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) and Actively Managed Certificates (AMCs) are index-tracking or commodity funds listed and traded like shares on domestic and international stock exchanges, ideal for passive investing strategies with lower management fees.

Our ETFs, ETNs and AMC’s offer a low-cost, convenient and efficient means of trading on a market or specialised index, sector or commodity through a single, exchange-based transaction.

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Commodities

Access actively traded commodities with a trusted banking partner

We tailor commodity pricing risk solutions and hedging strategies to design the right financial package suited to your energy, mining and metals commodity trading needs.

Credit

Maximise value while minimising your risk

With superior ideas, solutions and liquidity across a full range of products, we provide innovative, insightful and competitive products and services that maximise value and assist in managing risk.

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Prime Services

Partner with us for best practice from our team and global associates

Leverage our 10 years of expertise in growth and development, international markets and best practice offered by our highly-skilled team and global partners.

We provide our domestic and international clients with a holistic, capital-markets approach to financing, clearing and execution services across multiple asset classes and markets tailored to institutional asset managers, hedge funds and other financial institutions.

Exclusive Syndicate Service

Leverage our exclusive, holistic cross-asset service

As the only bank in Africa that employs a dedicated, cross-asset syndicate function responsible for managing the execution of our primary capital markets business – across loans, bonds and equities – we can structure, market and price new issues for you by leveraging the capabilities of our investment banking, sales and trading teams.

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