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.

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.

Absa’s foreign exchange expertise

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RISK MANAGEMENT

Banking on FX Efficiency

Corporate treasurers are increasingly in the spotlight as businesses aim to negotiate these difficult times. How can banks help?

RISK MANAGEMENT

Where Next for Credit Markets?

After a volatile 2020, what is the current state of South Africa’s listed credit markets – and what opportunities exist for issuers and investors?

RISK MANAGEMENT

FX in a Post-COVID World Digital transformations and new market dynamics

Businesses are changing their foreign exchange (FX) hedging strategies in response to the post-pandemic world. What does that mean for banks and their FX sales teams?

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.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Transactional Trends

It has been said that 2020 was a year of survival and 2021 will arguably be the inflection point that presents pathways out of the pandemic.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Mitigating the Climate Crisis and Driving Inclusive Growth

Africa is facing the triple challenge of inequality, climate change and the post-pandemic economic recovery. How can sustainable finance drive much-needed change?

RISK MANAGEMENT

Remittances: Africa’s Growing Market

Cross-border remittances now outweigh foreign direct investment into Africa. What does the future hold for this key market?

RISK MANAGEMENT

How to Hedge Your Agri/FX Risk

In a commodity-heavy industry like agriculture, what’s the best way to reduce the foreign exchange (FX) risk?

Podcasts

Understanding the current account deficit

Find out what the current account deficit is and how it impacts the exchange rate.

RISK MANAGEMENT

The Next Step in FX Risk Management

Most aspects of modern life are managed via smartphone. Now, with a new Absa Access Mobile app, businesses can manage their foreign exchange (FX) risk on the go, too.

RISK MANAGEMENT

2021: Cautious Optimism for FX

After the fear and uncertainty of 2020, there’s cause for optimism as 2021 shapes up to be a very different year for foreign exchange (FX)

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