• ‚ÄčJohannesburg, 26 October 2018: The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is proud to announce the winners of the 17th prestigious Spire Awards. The annual award ceremony is seen as the benchmark for the South African Capital Markets as it recognises and celebrates achievements voted for by the market. This year Rand Merchant Bank scooped 12 awards, with ABSA Capital taking home 11 awards , followed by Tradition with four awards, Legae Peresec and CJS Securities with three awards each, Nedbank Capital and Avior Capital Markets with two awards each and the rest of the winners scooping one award each.
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  • Attendees at last night's gala dinner included traders, analysts, treasurers, executives as well as other senior financial markets professionals from the largest financial organisations in South Africa including Banks, Brokerages, State Owned Companies and The National Treasury to name a few.
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  • "We congratulate and recognise this year's winners for their hard work, dedication and the contribution they make to the financial eco-system. The ceremony not only allows us to showcase the successes of some of our issuers, members and clients, but to also tell investors about the achievements of the strongest players in the industry. By working together we demonstrate that the South African financial eco-system is in good hands, we have the expertise to be recognised among the best in the world," says Donna Nemer, Director, Capital Markets at the JSE.
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  • The JSE enhanced the awards by incorporating additional categories to the Commodities market awards and adding new awards in Equity and Equity Derivatives Markets. In addition, the voting process was managed by Intellidex, an independent leader in South African Capital Markets and financial services research.
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  • This year, from January to September, overall nominal bond market turnover totalled R22.9 trillion, up by 13% from equivalent period in 2017. The repo nominal turnover was R15.4 trillion, while the standard nominal turnover was R7.0 trillion. The JSE has seen significant growth in the Currency Derivative and Interest Rate Derivative Markets with the number of contracts traded up 8% in the Interest Rate derivative Market and up 28% in the Currency Derivative Market.
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  • The winners of the 2018 Spire Awards are as follows:
  • CategoryWinner
    Best Broker: Agricultural Derivatives ResearchCJS Securities
    Best Broker: Commodity OptionsBVG Commodities
    Best Commodity Broker: Physical Deliveries CJS Securities
    Best Broker: Commodity DerivativesCJS Securities
    Best Dealing Team: Equity Delta One DerivativesLegae Peresec
    Best Dealing Team: Equity OptionsLegae Peresec
    Best Dealing Team: EquitiesRMB Morgan Stanley
    Best Research Team: Technical Analysis (Forex and Fixed Income)Nedbank Capital
    Best Research Team: Quantitative ResearchAvior Capital Markets
    Best Research Team: AfricaAbsa Capital
    Best Research Team: ForexAbsa Capital
    Best Research Team: CreditAbsa Capital
    Best Research Team: EconomicsAbsa Capital
    Best Research Team: Fixed IncomeAbsa Capital
    Best Agency Broker: Listed Interest Rate DerivativesRidgecape Capital
    Best Inter Dealer Broker: Interest Rate DerivativesTradition
    Best Market Making Team: Listed Interest Rate DerivativesRand Merchant Bank
    Best Sales Team: Interest Rate DerivativesRand Merchant Bank
    Best Market Making Team: Interest Rate DerivativesRand Merchant Bank
    Best Agency Broker: Listed Forex FuturesLegae Peresec
    Best Agency Broker: Listed Forex OptionsPrescient Securities
    Best Market Making Team: On-Screen Listed Forex DerivativesRand Merchant Bank
    Best Sales Team: Forex and Forex DerivativesAbsa Capital
    Best Market Making Team: Forex and Forex FuturesAbsa Capital
    Best Market Making Team: Forex OptionsAbsa Capital
    Best Agency Broker: BondsAvior Capital Markets
    Best Inter Dealer Broker: Bonds as voted by Agency BrokersTradition
    Best Inter Dealer Broker: Bonds as voted by BanksTradition
    Best Structuring Team: Fixed Income\Inflation\Credit\ForexRand Merchant Bank
    Best Debt Origination TeamRand Merchant Bank
    Best Team: Credit BondsAbsa Capital
    Best Team: Inflation Linked BondsRand Merchant Bank
    Best Repo TeamRand Merchant Bank
    Best Sales Team: BondsAbsa Capital
    Best Market Making Team: Government BondsNedbank Capital
    Best IDB: Fixed IncomeTradition
    Best Research HouseAbsa Capital
    Best Interest Rate Derivative HouseRand Merchant Bank
    Best Forex HouseRand Merchant Bank
    Best Bond HouseRand Merchant Bank
    Best Fixed Income and Forex HouseRand Merchant Bank
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  • 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 130 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 a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. www.jse.co.za 
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  • JSE contact:
  • Shenanda Janse van Rensburg
  • Media and Internal Communications  
  • Tel: +27 011 520 7000
  • Email: shenandajvr@jse.co.za
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  • Tsholofelo Dihutso
  • Senior Communications Officer
  • Tel: +27 011 520 7227
  • Email: tsholofelod@jse.co.za
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  • Burson Cohn & Wolfe contact:
  • Nkateko Khosa
  • Tel: +27 011 480 8561
  • Email: jse@bm-africa.com