JSE hosts the 18th Annual Spire Awards

Recognising excellence in South Africa's fixed income, currency and commodity derivatives markets

  • Johannesburg, 18 October 2019: The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced the winners of the 18th annual Spire Awards at a gala dinner last night. Highlights from the evening included wins from Rand Merchant Bank who won in the Best Forex House and Best Fixed Income & Forex House categories, as well as Nedbank who won in the Best Bond House and Best Interest Rate Derivative House categories. Absa Bank won the Best Research House Awards category. This year four banks competed closely for the coveted Best House categories. The Broker Awards categories were dominated by Tradition and Prescient Securities.

  • "Congratulations to all the participants who ranked highly in this year's Spire Awards. We appreciate the support and effort made by our market participants as we continue to grow the fixed income, currency and commodity derivatives markets," says Bernard Claassens, Manager: Fixed Income at the JSE. "Despite a tough economic climate, market participants from brokers to researchers and sales teams have showcased hard work, resilience and innovation."
     
  • The winners are as follows:
  • Best Broker: Agricultural Derivatives Research                                     Robinson Mulder De Waal Financial Services
  • Best Broker: Commodity Options                                                            BVG Commodities
  • Best Commodity Broker: Physical Deliveries                                         CJS Securities
  • Best Broker: Commodity Derivatives                                                      Robinson Mulder De Waal Financial Services
  • Best Research Team: Africa                                                                      Absa
  • Best Research Team: Forex                                                                       Standard Bank
  • Best Research Team: Credit                                                                      Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Research Team: Economics                                                             Absa
  • Best Research Team: Fixed Income                                                         Absa
  • Best Agency Broker: Listed Interest Rate Derivatives                          Prescient Securities
  • Best Inter Dealer Broker: Interest Rate Derivatives                             Tradition
  • Best Market Making Team: Listed Interest Rate Derivatives             Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Sales Team: Interest Rate Derivatives                                           Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Market Making Team: Interest Rate Derivatives                         Nedbank
  • Best Agency Broker: Listed FX Futures                                                    Prescient Securities
  • Best Agency Broker: Listed FX Options                                                   Prescient Securities
  • Best Market Making Team: On-Screen Listed FX Derivatives             Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Sales Team: FX and FX Derivatives                                                  Standard Bank
  • Best Market Making Team: FX & FX Futures                                          Standard Bank
  • Best Market Making Team: FX Options                                                  Absa
  • Best Agency Broker: Bonds                                                                       Avior Capital Markets
  • Best Inter Dealer Broker: Bonds as voted by Agency Brokers            Tradition
  • Best Inter Dealer Broker: Bonds as voted by Banks                             Tradition
  • Best Debt Origination Team                                                                      Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Team: Credit Bonds                                                                           Standard Bank
  • Best Team: Inflation Linked Bonds                                                          Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Repo Team                                                                                          Absa
  • Best Sales Team: Bonds                                                                             Nedbank
  • Best Bond ETP Market-Maker                                                                  Nedbank
  • Best Market Making Team: Government Bonds                                   Nedbank
  • Best IDB: Fixed Income                                                                              Tradition
  • Best Research House                                                                                  Absa
  • Best Interest Rate Derivative House                                                       Nedbank
  • Best Forex House                                                                                        Rand Merchant Bank
  • Best Bond House                                                                                         Nedbank
  • Best Fixed Income & Forex House                                                           Rand Merchant Bank

  • Ends

  • ABOUT THE JSE
  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for 132 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and holds the chairmanship of the Association of Futures Markets (AFM). The JSE offers an electronic, efficient, secure market with excellent regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. www.jse.co.za 
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