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Standard Bank Drives Deepening of Africa’s Capital Markets

Standard Bank Drives Deepening of Africa’s Capital Markets 
by Rob Porter, Head of Flow Sales, Global Markets Division, Standard Bank and Themba Rikhotso, Head of Sales, Transactional Products and Services (TPS), Standard Bank


Managing in excess of USD1tr in trade flows each year, Standard Bank is Africa’s largest supplier of liquidity in local currencies. As such, Standard Bank’s efforts to deepen African capital markets are recognised by policymakers on the continent beyond the 20 African markets in which the bank has a presence. 


“Standard Bank is relentless in providing support to our businesses with a view to improving liquidity and drive growth across the African continent,” says Rob Porter, Head of Flow Sales, Global Markets Division, Standard Bank. 

At Standard Bank there is a visible excitement about Africa’s huge potential. The bank’s success in Africa as well as its historical and deepening commitment to the continent - especially in these changing times when other global players are reducing their commitment to Africa - attracts people who are passionate about realising the incredible opportunity that this continent offers, Porter explains.