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Our awards and recognition

RMB has received several industry accolades over the past couple of years — making it one of the leading corporate and investment banks in Africa.

2016
Investment Bank of the Year
Infrastructure Deal of the Year (Azura)

2015
Investment Bank of the Year
2014
Investment Bank of the Year
2013
Investment Bank of the Year
2016
Transport Deal of the Year

2014
Power Deal of the Year
2013
Best Research House
Bank Arranger of the Year
Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year
2012
Bank Arranger of the Year
Transport Deal of the Year
2015
Strategic Project Award
Chairman’s Premier Award
2015
M&A
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — Second
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Third

General Corporate Finance
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — First
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Third

2014
M&A
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — Second
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Third

General Corporate Finance
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — First
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Third
2013
M&A
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — First
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Fourth

General Corporate Finance
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — Third
Sponsors (by Deal Value) — Third
Sponsors (by Deal Flow) — Third

Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year
RMB Ventures
2012
M&A
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — First
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — First
Sponsors (by Deal Value) — Second
Sponsors (by Deal Flow) — Third

General Corporate Finance
Investment Advisers (by Transaction Value) — First
Investment Advisers (by Transaction Flow) — Second
Sponsors (by Transaction Value) — First
Sponsors (by Transaction Flow) — Third
2011
M&A
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — Second
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Second
Sponsors (by Deal Flow) — Second

General Corporate Finance
Investment Advisers (by Deal Value) — First
Investment Advisers (by Deal Flow) — Second
Sponsors (by Deal Value) — First
Sponsors (by Deal Flow) — Second

Credit Analysis — Elena Ilkova — First
Fixed Interest Securities — Carmen Nel — Second
Dealing — Fixed Interest Securities (Unweighted) — Second
2015
Best Bond House in Africa
Best Local Currency Green Bond — IFC’s ZAR1-bn issuance
Best Private Equity Investment in EMEA — Brait’s acquisition of New Look
Best M&A Deal in Africa — Brait’s stake in Virgin Active Group

2013
Best M&A House in Africa
Best Syndicated Loan (Africa Finance Corporation)
2012
Best Debt House in Africa
Best Private Equity House in Africa
2015
Best PPP Deal in Africa — Azura-Edo IPP open-cycle gas-fired power plant in Nigeria
Best Power Deal in EMEA — Azura-Edo IPP open-cycle gas-fired power plant in Nigeria

2013
Best Telecoms Deal in EMEA — MTN Nigeria’s network expansion
Best Power Deal in Africa — IPP Peaking project, South Africa
2016
Best Investment Bank in Africa
Best Investment Bank in South Africa

2015
Best Investment Bank in South Africa
Best M&A House — Africa
2014
Best Investment Bank in South Africa
2011
Financial Adviser of the Year — sub-Saharan Africa

2016
Overall rankings research — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Industrial Metals — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Food Producers — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Hotels, Travel & Leisure — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Credit Analysis — Rand Merchant Bank — First
Fixed-Interest Securities — Rand Merchant Bank — First
Innovative Research — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
International Markets and Economies — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Investment Strategy — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Construction, Building Materials & Machinery — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Luxury Goods — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Media — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Forestry & Paper — RMB Morgan Stanley — Third
Tobacco — RMB Morgan Stanley — Third
Telecommunications — RMB Morgan Stanley — Third
Africa ex SA Non-Equities — Rand Merchant Bank — Third
Commodities — RMB Morgan Stanley — Third
Corporate Governance — RMB Morgan Stanley — Third

Section teams rankings
Administration Efficiency Rankings — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Corporate Access Rankings — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Dealing Equities Rankings —RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Dealing Fixed Interest Securities Rankings — Rand Merchant Bank — Third
Sales Team Ranking — RMB Morgan Stanley — First

2015
Credit Analysis — Elena Ilkova, Stephan Pienaar — First
Dealing: Fixed-Interest Securities — Second
Fixed-Interest Securities — Third
Economic Trends (Domestic) — Carmen Nel, Ilke van Zyl — Third
Food Producers — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Hotels, Travel and Leisure — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Construction, Building Materials and Machinery — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Corporate Access — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Dealing — Equities — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Sales Team — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Administration — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
Africa Ex-SA Non-equities — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
International Markets and Economies — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Investment Strategy — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
2014
Best Research House
Credit Analysis — Elena Ilkova — First
Dealing — Fixed-Interest Securities (AUM weighted) — First
Sales team — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
International Markets and Economies — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Other African Economies and Markets — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Construction, Building Materials and Machinery — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Dealing — Equities (Unweighted) — Second
2013
Credit Analysis — Elena Ilkova — First
Fixed Interest Securities — Carmen Nel — First
Dealing — Fixed Interest Securities (Unweighted) — First
Overall Research — Fund Managers (Unweighted) — Second
Sales Team — RMB Morgan Stanley (Unweighted) — First
Equity Dealing — RMB Morgan Stanley (Unweighted) — First
2012
Credit Analysis — Elena Ilkova — First
Fixed Interest Securities — Carmen Nel — First
Dealing — Fixed Interest Securities (Unweighted) — First
Equity Sales — RMB Morgan Stanley (Unweighted) — Second
Research — RMB Morgan Stanley — Second
2011
Credit Analysis — Elena Ilkova — First
Fixed Interest Securities — Carmen Nel — Second
Dealing — Fixed Interest Securities (Unweighted) — Second
2016
RMB’s Project Athena gender initiative won the 2016 Award for Gender mainstreaming at the workplace.
Global custodian
2015
South Africa Domestic Survey 2015 — Category Outperformer — South Africa
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South Africa Domestic Survey 2015 — Market Outperformer — South Africa
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Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey 2015 — Market Outperformer — South Africa
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Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey 2015 — Category Outperformer — South Africa
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2014
South Africa Domestic Survey 2014 — Category Outperformer — South Africa
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South Africa Domestic Survey 2014 — Market Outperformer — South Africa
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Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey 2014 — Market Outperformer — South Africa
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2009 to 2013
Top Rated Custodian, RMB Custody and Trustee Services
2015
Best trade finance bank in Botswana
2016
Best Team — Inflation Bonds
Best Repo Team
Best Debt Origination Team
Best Listed Interest Rate Derivatives Market Making Team
Best Market Making Team — Forex and Forex Derivatives
Best Research Team — Economics
Best Research Team — Fixed Income
Best Market Making Team — Cash Settled Commodity Derivatives
Best Forex House
Best Research House

2015
Best Team — Inflation Bonds
Best Repo Team
Best Debt Origination Team
Best On-Screen Market Making Team — Interest Rate Derivatives
Best Research Team — Fixed Income
Best Research Team — Africa
Best Market Making Team — Cash Settled Commodity Derivatives
Best Structuring Team — Inflation/Credit/FX
2014
Best Research House
Best Research Team — Credit
Best Research Team — Africa
Best Debt Origination Team
Best Team — Inflation Bonds
Best Repo Team
Best Market Making Team — Interest Rate Derivatives
Best On-Screen Market Making Team — Interest Rate Derivatives
Best On-Screen Market Making Team — FX
Best Structuring Team — Inflation/Credit/FX
Best Market Maker — Cash Settled Commodity Derivatives
2013
Best Fixed Income and Currencies House — First
Best Interest Rate Derivatives (IRD) House — First
Best Research House — First
Best Debt Origination Team — First
Best Structuring Team — Inflation/Credit/FX — First
Best Market Making Team — Government Bonds — First
Best Team — Inflation Bonds — First
Best Repo Team — First
Best Market Making Team — IRD — First
Best On—Screen Market Making Team — IRD — First
Best Sales Team — IRD — First
Best On—Screen Market Making Team — FX — First
Best Research Team — General Fixed Income — First
Best Research Team — Credit — First
Best Research Team — Quantitative Research — First
Best Market Making Team — Cash Settled Commodity Derivatives — First
2012
Best Market Making Team — Government Bonds — Third
Best Team — Inflation Linked Bonds — Second
Best Team — Credit Bonds — Second
Best Repo Team — First
Best Sales Team — Cash Bonds — Third
Best Debt Origination Team — First
Best Market Making Team — IRD — Second
Best On Screen Market Making Team — IRD — Volumetric — Second
Best On Screen Market Making Team — FX — Volumetric — First
Best Sales Team — IRD — Second
Best Sales Team — FX — Third
Best Research Team — General Fixed Income — First
Best Research Team — Credit — First
Best Research Team — FX — Second
Best Research Team — Quantitative — Third
Best Research Team — Africa — First
Best Structuring Team — Second 
Best Bond House — Second
Best Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives House — First
Best Fixed Income and Currency House — Second
2011
Best Market Making Team — Cash Bonds — First
Best Sales Team — Cash Bonds — Second
Best Repo/Carry Team — Second
Best Inflation House — First 
Best Debt Origination Team — First
Best Market Making Team — IRD — Second
Best Market Making Team — Currency Derivatives — First
Best Sales Team — IRD and Currency Derivatives — Second
Best Structuring Team — Bonds, IRD and Currency Derivatives — Second
Best Research Team — Currencies — First
Best Research Team — Credit — Second
Best Research Team — Quantitative — First
Best Research Team — Technical — Third
Best Research Team — Africa — First
Best Market Making Team — Cash Bonds — Volumetric — Second
Best Market Making Team — Listed IRD — Volumetric — First
Best Interest Rate House — Repos and Currencies — First
Best Bond House — First
Best Research House — First
Best Fixed—Income House — Second
2016
Trade and working capital — Second
Transactional Services — Second
Electronic banking — Wholesale internet/online offering — Second
Markets: Trading activities — Foreign Exchange — Third
Markets: Trading activities — Rates — Third
Markets: Trading activities — Equities — Second
Markets: Trading activities — Commodities — Third
Markets: Trading activities — Credit — Second
Markets: Structuring — Equity Structuring — First
Markets: Structuring — Debt Structuring — First
Markets: Prime Broking — Prime Broking — First
Investment Banking & Advisory — Equity Capital Markets — First
Investment Banking & Advisory — Debt Capital Markets — Second
Investment Banking & Advisory — Mergers & Acquisitions — First
Investment Banking & Advisory — Project & Infrastructure Finance — Second
Investment Banking & Advisory — Acquisition & Leverage Finance — Second
Resources Finance to Investment Banking & Advisory — Resources Finance — Third

2013
Business Banking — FirstRand — Second
Corporate Banking — Second
Foreign Exchange Trading — Second
Rates Trading — First
Equities Trading  — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Commodities — Second
Listings and Mergers & Acquisitions — First
Underwriting — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Infrastructure Finance — Third
Property Finance — Third
Electronic Banking — Wholesale — Second
Trade Finance — Third
Wealth — Private Banking — FirstRand/FNB  — Second
Electronic Banking — Retail — FirstRand/FNB — First
2012
No survey
2011
Corporate Banking — Second
BEE Deals — First
Listings — First
Mergers & Acquisitions — Second
Structured Finance — First
Foreign Exchange Trading — Third
Derivatives — Second
Fixed Income — Second 
Money Markets — Third
Equities — RMB Morgan Stanley — First
Commodities — Second
Brokerage (Institutional) — RMB Morgan Stanley — Third
Property Finance — Second
Retail Lending and Deposits — FirstRand/FNB — Third
Retail Mortgages — FirstRand/FNB — Third
Vehicle Financing — FirstRand/WesBank — First
Internet Banking — FirstRand/FNB — First
Private Banking — FirstRand/FNB — Second
2015
Interest rates — Second

Interest Rates
Swaps — Second
Options — Second
Exotics — Second
Repurchase agreements — Second
Inflation swaps — Second
Cross-currency swaps (USD/ZAR) — Second
Forward rate agreements — Second

Risk Management — Second

Equities
Exchange-traded funds — Second
Delta one products — Second

2014
Currencies
FX options (USD/ZAR) — Second
Interest Rates (overall) — First
Inflation — First
Interest Rate Options — First
Risk Management Advisory — First
2013
Inflation — First
Interest Rates — First
Interest Rate Exotics — First
Interest Rate Options — First
Risk Management Advisory — First
Commodities — First
2012
Inflation — First
Interest Rates — First
Interest Rate Exotics — First
Interest Rate Options — First
Risk Management Advisory — Third
Commodities — Second
2011
Inflation — First
Interest Rates — First
Interest Rate Exotics — Second
Interest Rate Options — Second
Commodities — Third
2016
Infrastructure and Project Finance Deal of the Year — Africa — Azura-Edo Independent Power Project
Green Finance Deal of the Year — Africa — Xina Solar Power Project
Securitisation and Structured Finance Deal of the Year — Africa — Richards Bay Minerals
Corporate Bond Deal of the Year — Africa — Petra Diamonds
M&A Deal of the Year — Middle East — Mediclinic and Al Noor

2014
Investment Bank of the Year — Africa
2013
Most Innovative Investment Bank from Africa
2012
Corporate Bonds — Deal of the Year — Africa — FirstTech
Capital Raising — Deal of the Year — Africa — FirstRand
Structured Finance — Deal of the Year — Africa — South African Express Airways
Trade Finance — Deal of the Year — Africa — MeTL
2011
Most Innovative Investment Bank from Africa
2016
Most Innovative Investment Bank from Africa