GLOBAL MARKETS Foreign Exchange Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Global Markets > Foreign Exchange Access a world of possibilities with Absa’s foreign exchange expertise With on-the-ground presence in 10 African countries and an extensive track record in a further 20 countries, we enable trade across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets. Partner with our award-winning pan-African FX team, and leverage the strength of our intellectual capital, access to African markets and leading technology platforms. FX EXPERTISE Partner with a pan-African FX expert We trade on behalf of our clients across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets. These include spot, forwards, swaps, options and futures trading. Leverage our global experience and African expertise to grow your global business. Our FX Sales and Trading Teams are backed by world-class research, giving us a dynamic view of your FX exposures and providing bespoke solutions to real-word challenges. Learn more Understanding current account deficits FX Series Find out more about Absa’s expectations for FX in 2021 and onwards in this series of podcasts by Mike Keenan, our Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research. Featured series FX Series 5 EpisodesIn this series, we bring you the latest Coffee Break Commerce podcasts by Mike Keenan, our Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research. Despite disruptive events of 2020 that continue to roll into 2021, Absa’s forecast for the rand remains bullishly positive with research forecasting recovery.Find out more about these expectations, the impact of the current account deficit on the exchange rate and planning within this volatile and unpredictable landscape.MORE Episode 01Tracking the seasonality of the rand Episode 02Tracking the seasonality of the doller Episode 03Tracking the seasonality of the pound View all episodes Latest Podcasts Episode 08 Mike Keenan Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research Absa Group FX Series How purchasing power parity can predict the relative fair value of the rand Absa uses a suite of models to forecast the fair value of the rand. Here we unpack the purchasing power parity approach and what it means for the currency. Play the episode Episode 07 Mike Keenan Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research Absa Group FX Series Value Of The Rand Absa uses a suite of models to predict future currency trends. What are these models saying about the value of the rand? Play the episode Episode 06 Wandile Sihlobo Chief Economist at the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa Absa Group FX Series Tracking FX with the portfolio balance approach Currency markets are constantly evolving, and FX experts require a suite of models to forecast the value of the rand. In this episode of Coffee Break Commerce we take a look at one of those: the portfolio balance approach. Play the episode Load More × Absa’s foreign exchange expertise Explore what’s possible RISK MANAGEMENT Centralising your FX Risk Remote working has broken down organisational borders, enabling multinational businesses to manage their FX risk from a single, centralised location. 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