Absa Capital is an acknowledged leader in equity products and services. We provide clients with research, administrative and execution services across a broad range of products that includes market intelligence and risk management insights.
Absa Capital’s affiliation with Barclays Capital enables the incorporation of the latest global product and market trends into our equity product offering. Absa Capital has a dedicated Equities team with an extensive solutions suite that provides specialist equity derivative knowledge and skills.
The Equity Research team provides company and industry analysis and insights to help clients make informed investment decisions on the main stocks and sectors listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Our collaborative organisational structure allows for multi-sector reports and the ability to express such ideas across asset classes and product types. Absa Capital’s affiliation with Barclays Capital means clients gain access to Barclays Capital’s award winning global franchise – spanning equity, fixed income, currency, commodity and general macro economic themes.
Our Equity Derivatives business provides a comprehensive set of derivatives products from vanilla exchange-traded options to exotic custom products, enabling clients to hedge, leverage, index and finance their portfolios. Absa Capital is able to provide fully-integrated solutions across all the major equity-linked segments to deliver innovative equity, structured and fund-linked derivative solutions to clients. Our innovative products enable clients to achieve a variety of investment objectives, including management of risk exposure, income generation, access to emerging or developing markets, indexation and benchmarking, and diversification.
Our Cash Equities team is a single-stock trading desk focused on generating ideas and providing principal and agency trade execution. Targeted use of our risk capital provides liquidity in various market conditions to generate positive results to reduce impact cost, lower opportunity costs, and minimise reinvestment risk. Our multi-product, industry sector focus provides expertise across markets.