Last night Absa Capital, the corporate and investment banking division of Absa Bank Ltd, was named the Best Fixed Income House, for the third consecutive year, at the annual Spire Awards. The Spire Awards recognise a consistently strong performance from a Fixed Income team across the year.
In addition to being named Best Fixed Income House - an award that recognises the overall leader in bonds, currency, interest rate derivatives, structuring, sales and research - Absa Capital claimed first place in six other categories, namely:
- Best Sales – Cash Bonds
- Best Repo / Carry Team
- Best Interest Rate Derivatives – Market Making
- Best Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives – Sales
- Best Bonds, Interest Rates and Currency Derivatives
- Best Research Team – Credit Research
“We are pleased to feature so prominently across several of the Spire Award categories, as it underscores the value of our client-centric approach, as well as our robust and market-leading Fixed Income and Currency franchise,” says Stephen van Coller, CE of Absa Capital.
Earlier this month, Absa Capital was also ranked top Overall Bank in the annual Risk South Africa Ranking survey.
“These achievements also bear testament to our unique fully local, fully global business model articulated through our affiliation to Barclays Capital,” added van Coller.
The Spire Awards is an annual event and recognises those individuals and teams who have used talent, intelligence and commitment to contribute to the fixed income market in South Africa.
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