Our Markets specialists offer a range of financial risk management and hedging solutions to protect our clients against interest rate, currency, liquidity, commodity, equity and credit risks.

Our offering extends beyond the ordinary scope of banking in Africa, with products being customised for different scenarios. We apply our market expertise and transaction-based experience across the continent to create bespoke investment solutions and risk mitigation mechanisms that enhance risk-adjusted portfolio returns. We partner our clients to create long-term, reliable and sustainable execution, asset servicing, prime broking and clearing solutions.

From our trading desks in Johannesburg, Africa and India, our skilled and focused trading teams provide access to, and intelligence on, spot and derivative prices across multiple asset classes.

Our Sales and Structuring team offers corporate and institutional clients derivative and capital markets-based financial solutions to assist them in either hedging or assuming a tailored risk based on their desired risk reward profile. The team also measures, manages, understands and accounts for any element of our clients’ interest rate, forex, credit, commodity, equity or inflation risk exposures.

Our Offshore Sales and Distribution team gives our global investor client base access to South African and African fixed income assets, while our product spectrum covers debt capital markets and secondary markets dealing.

Our highly-rated analysts and economists offer research, analysis and forecasts of macroeconomic developments in South Africa and certain sub-Saharan Africa countries. Our research offering spans the fixed income, currency and credit markets to offer strategic insight to clients across multiple sectors.

RMB, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank.