31.03.2021 09:25
Posted by JSETestSuperEditor

Johannesburg, 31 March 2021: The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced the winners of the 2020 SPIRE Awards during a virtual gala event that was held last night. The 2020 awards are particularly significant as they honour the resilience and hard work of our Capital Markets during the most volatile and uncertain time of our era.   

 

The annual SPIRE Awards have been celebrating the contribution of market participants for 19 years and are recognised as the benchmark for South African markets, as voted for by institutional investors.

 

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) dominated the honours, scooping 10 of the 39 awards including the Best Fixed Income & Forex House, Best Market Making Team: Listed Interest Rate Derivatives, and Best Sales Team: Interest Rate Derivatives.

 

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking followed closely with nine awards for being top in categories such as Best Bond House, Best Forex House, and Best Research House. Standard Bank came third, winning five awards.

 

“These awards are especially noteworthy because they were won at a time when the normal industry challenges were compounded by the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These highly regarded awards are a fitting acknowledgement of hard work, diligence and superb expertise of our Capital Markets,” says Bernard Claassens, Manager: Fixed Income at the JSE.

 

Last night’s virtual ceremony was attended by the broad financial eco-system including traders, analysts and executives of financial organisations.

 

“We congratulate all the 2020 winners,” Claassens concludes.

 

The 2020 SPIRE Awards the winners are as follows:

 

Best Broker: Agricultural Derivatives Research

CJS Securities

Best Broker: Commodity Options

BVG Commodities

Best Commodity Broker: Physical Deliveries

Robinson Mulder De Waal Financial Services

Best Broker: Commodity Derivatives

Robinson Mulder De Waal Financial Services

Best Market Making Team: Cash Settled Commodity Derivatives

Rand Merchant Bank

Best Research Team: Africa

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Research Team: Forex

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Research Team: Credit

Standard Bank

Best Research Team: Economics

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Research Team: Fixed Income

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

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

Rand Merchant Bank

Best Agency Broker: Listed FX Futures

Peresec Derivatives

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 Corporate and Investment Banking

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 Structuring Team: Fixed Income\Inflation\Credit\FX

Standard Bank

Best Structured Notes Issuer

Standard Bank

Best Debt Origination Team

Rand Merchant Bank

Best Team: Credit Bonds

Standard Bank

Best Team: Inflation Linked Bonds

Rand Merchant Bank

Best Repo Team

Rand Merchant Bank

Best Sales Team: Bonds

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Bond ETP Market-Maker

Nedbank Limited

Best Market Making Team: Government Bonds

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best IDB: Fixed Income

Tradition

Best Research House

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Interest Rate Derivative House

Rand Merchant Bank

Best Forex House

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Bond House

ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking

Best Fixed Income & Forex House

Rand Merchant Bank

 

ENDS

 

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JSE media contacts:

Paballo Makhetha

Communication Specialist

Tel: 011 520 7331

Mobile: 072 419 4610

Email: paballom@jse.co.za