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RMB Global Markets in Africa

Africa is rapidly re-inventing itself from being an aid recipient to a trade and investment destination. The most effective path to development in Africa is business. RMB Global Markets Africa is your single point of entry for all your African fixed income, currency and commodity exposures.

RMB Global Markets Africa offers clients a comprehensive range of products and solutions covering all aspects of risk relating to interest rate, currency and commodity exposures as well as structuring funding solutions with a specific focus on unlocking Africa’s vast human and economic potential.

We currently have a physical presence in six African countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia) via First National Bank (FNB), our commercial banking franchise. The rest of sub-Saharan Africa is covered by a dedicated team based in Sandton. We also offer our clients extensive African research on an ongoing basis.

We are excited and confident about trading in Africa due to our extensive trade and commodity finance expertise across the continent. Africa’s overall economic output will have grown more than fourfold between 2000 and 2015, with the majority of the fastest growing economies in the world over that period being African. Although a perception gap remains, we believe there’s a compelling growth story to tell. While the infrastructure deficit remains a very real challenge, investment into key projects across Africa has accelerated significantly over the past few years.

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Contact Ebrahim Motala on +27 11 269 9964, or email