United Kingdom
London is a global centre for financial and business services, with strong ties into Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Most of the world’s leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies have a presence in the city. As a global centre, London is an important conduit for trade and capital flows with Africa.
Opportunities

Growth in Africa continues to outpace advanced economies and many emerging market peers. Improving macroeconomic conditions, greater political stability and improvement in the ease of doing business in many African nations are attracting greater interest and investment. With greater disposable income, Africa’s growing middle class is also attracting interest, with the continent increasingly being seen as a destination for investors and multinationals looking for opportunities.

Product service and excellence

Standard is a sales and distribution platform for products and services from Africa for our international client base.

  • Investment Banking – provides a full suite of advisory and financing solutions to clients, both cross-border and domestically within core countries and sectors. Financing solutions range from corporate loans and bond issues to highly structured products across equity and debt capital markets. We provide financing solutions, risk management activities and market opportunities across the group’s footprint.
  • Transactional Products and Services – services clients’ short-term working capital needs and facilitates domestic and cross-border flows into and out of Africa. It provides vanilla trade finance, payments, collections, short-term liquidity and investor services (including regional and domestic custody) solutions across Africa.
  • Through our strategic partnership with ICBC Standard Bank Plc, we provide leading Global Markets capabilities across the full spectrum of traded financial and commodity risk. We originate exposures directly from clients or market-making activities which are repackaged and traded with market participants, asset managers and other clients through the group’s distribution network. We offer a comprehensive range of foreign exchange, money markets, interest rate, credit, equity and commodity products, ranging from simple risk management tools to structured products.

Our expertise includes managing and financing physical commodity inventories across base and precious metals, and providing foreign exchange and access to products for all major African, Asian, Central and Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Latin American currencies.

We customise solutions to the unique requirements of your business, drawing on Standard Bank’s world-class risk and capital management systems, and our global network of regional and product experts.

Read more about corporate and investment banking solutions for your business.

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