Global Markets

Our Global Market solutions provide Standard Bank’s clients with access to the market using various funding, risk mitigation and yield enhancement strategies. The team offers structured and innovative solutions across multiple asset classes to corporates, state owned enterprises, governments and institutional investors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Consideration is given to all aspects of proposed solutions including capital and regulatory issues, documentation, timing of execution, accounting, tax and exchange control. Our in-country market expertise enables us to provide and execute sophisticated market solutions, tailored for the nuances and unique requirements of the relevant local markets. By combining innovation, proprietary technology and quantitative expertise, we are able to define, develop and execute customised solutions in a broad range of applications. Below are the products and services available for Global Markets: For queries related to new business, please contact: [email protected]

Corporate Hedging Solutions

USD Index Linked Bonds: can be used to protect against currency rate devaluation. These bonds are sold into the primary market by the BNA and are also traded in the secondary market subject to credit and availability.

Foreign Currency Hedging Solutions

Non-deliverable Forwards: foreign exchange Non-Deliverable Forward Transaction (“NDF”) is a cash-settled foreign exchange transaction. It is designed to assist in reducing foreign exchange risk in situations where physical delivery of the underlying currencies is not required and/or in markets where physical delivery is not possible.

Money Market Solutions

Treasury Bills (T-Bills): can be used as a proxy hedge to mitigate partial exchange rate devaluation.

Foreign Exchange

Standard Bank's Foreign Exchange (FX) team comprises innovative and experienced staff with a broad skill set catering to a diversified international and domestic client base. We provide our clients with a full suite of products, across both standardised and customised solutions, to meet all their needs.


Cross-border transactions are subject to foreign exchange regulations and exposure to the risks of fluctuating currencies. Standard Bank's representation and experience in emerging markets, and our presence in all major financial centres, enables us to deliver a foreign exchange service which is sensitive to regulatory and risk factors in emerging markets globally.


Our Forex products and services include:


· Trading capabilities in all major currencies, numerous African currencies as well as many other emerging market currencies
· Providing historical foreign exchange rates
· Currency monitoring, hedging advice, technical analysis and economic research


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