The Standard Bank Global Markets unit houses the bank’s customer-driven trading activities, providing a risk warehouse, for the management and repackaging of risk exposures in foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, equities and commodity markets. Our Global Markets offering includes customer-focused treasury services and products (both standard and tailored), supported by the Group’s network.
The Global Markets team concentrates on the following areas:
Foreign exchange trading and sale
Our organisational structure allows us to have seamless deal execution processes and our cooperation across divisions enables us to optimise client solutions.
Money markets and treasury bills as short-term higher yielding investment vehicles for surplus cash
We provide deposit or investment solutions based on an understanding of our clients immediate and strategic cash flow management and investment goals.
Fixed income/bond trading for longer term investments
We offer fixed income securities for our clients long term investments.
Interest rate derivative hedging and structuring to protect investments and liabilities against adverse interest rate movements
Our comprehensive range of interest rate products and services are structured to meet our clients’ specific risk management and investment requirements.
Structured products for yield enhancement or risk management solutions
By combining innovation, proprietary technology and quantitative applications expertise, we are able to define, develop and execute customised solutions in a broad range of applications.
Commodities hedging to reduce uncertainty and volatility in earnings
As a global leader in commodity-related financial services, Standard Bank Group is well positioned to provide trading and price risk management solutions, across a broad range of commodity products.
Global markets research to update you on the latest market developments and trends
We offer economic and global markets research, with a specific focus on selected emerging economies and Africa. Our team of analysts and strategists located in Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Istanbul, London and New York, provide expert opinions on matters related to the real economy as well as foreign exchange, credit, commodities and interest rate markets.