The story of RMB and RowSA

That’s how you navigate through any conditions… you focus on the boat.
Thinking. Pulling. Together.

Rowing and RMB
RMB’s unique people-centric culture creates an environment where talented individuals can outperform. The key is collaborative thinking — drawing on a diverse set of skills and personalities to create and unlock value for our clients.

It was in the sport of rowing that we found the ultimate analogy of practices key to RMB’s success as a leading corporate and investment bank. Recognising the discipline, teamwork, commitment and character required to be a success in rowing, we initiated a mutually beneficial partnership with Rowing South Africa (RowSA). RowSA provided us with access to the teams, trainers and facilities — enabling us to showcase South African rowing accurately and faithfully.

South African rowing’s stature and popularity has been growing steadily since the men’s lightweight coxless fours won gold at the London Olympics in 2012. Through our partnership, we hope to further enhance the profile of the sport. It is also essential for us to ensure that RowSA is not limited by our collaboration — but is free to pursue additional sponsorship opportunities.

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Is it the focus? The effort? It’s all those things and more.
Thinking. Pulling. Together.

Since 1934, RowSA has promoted and developed the sport of rowing in South Africa. Today, RowSA is committed to transforming the sport across race, gender, ability and geography — as well as developing the nation’s young talent into championship rowers. As a member of FISA (the International Federation of Rowing Associations), the Commonwealth Rowing Association and the African Rowing Federation, RowSA controls, manages and co-ordinates international competitions, including the Olympics and Paralympics. As the sole governing body of the sport of rowing in South Africa, RowSA aims to collaborate with others to nurture young talent, develop the sport and win gold.

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa.

We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions. In the business of corporate and investment banking, it’s not just the thought, but the quality and inventiveness of the thinking that counts. Our ability to think differently, and our collaborative spirit is what sets us apart and enables us to deliver on our brand promise Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

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