Published 18 Oct 2019
Posted by JSETestSuperEditor

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




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. 


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