About Us

About Absa’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division

Corporate and Investment Banking has a diverse footprint that extends from Cape Town to Cairo, serving clients across 14 countries. We are committed to supporting clients, both in developing their business in Africa and in generating operational efficiencies.

Our key differentiators are


We have a proven appetite and ability to invest in key African markets and it is our vision to build on our leadership in Africa.

Historic presence

100 years presence in the region. A ‘local bank’ with in-depth knowledge of local regulation, legal requirements, market practice, economic backdrop.

Distribution network

One of the largest in Africa, serving many clients. This is a key factor in our ability to fund in local currency and serve wide geographic areas.


One of the most respected banks in Africa – we regularly win prestigious awards, recognising our standing as a leading bank for customer service and product quality.


Part of a leading international banking group – Part of Barclays PLC rated A2 (Moody’s), A (S&P)

To reflect the enlarged group's Pan-African focus, Corporate and Investment Banking was formed through combining Absa Group Limited and Barclay's African operations on 31 July 2013. With registered head offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, we have majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria as well as bank assurance operations in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.

For further information about Absa visit http://www.absa.co.za

About Absa Structured and Risk Solutions

Absa Structured and Risk Solutions are leading distributors of award winning, high calibre, and cost effective investment solutions, designed in collaboration with financial advisors, to meet the greater needs of our clients.

We offer our clients a comprehensive range of carefully designed and investment appropriate risk and return optimised product solutions tailor made to meet the investor’s specific financial needs through our intimate knowledge of market dynamics and acute product structuring expertise.

The team has over 50 years combined experience in sales, structuring and distribution and continues to develop a multi faceted solution driven business with the ability to meet the greater needs of our clients as well as continuously increasing the awareness and education of structured products. Many of the structuring techniques used have traditionally only been available to institutions, but the team is fully committed to making these available to retail clients, resulting in clear and transparent investments.

With access to Barclays global infrastructure and research, we are in a unique position to connect South African investors to global indices and securities as well as to provide foreign investors the ability to gain exposure to the local market.

Our core range and bespoke structured investments are based on a wide range of underlying assets including equities, commodities, foreign exchange, inflation, fixed income, and hybrids and the new issues on offer can be viewed our our website.


Contact Us

For technical and product related queries please email us at structuredproducts@absacapital.com or call us on:

+27 (0)11 895 5528