10 May 2012

Standard Bank Group's research tops poll

Standard Bank Group has been awarded Best Research House in Africa for Economics and also achieved a top three position in a further four categories in the Euromoney Annual Africa Research Poll. The categories are: Consumer Goods/Retail, Strategy, Banking and Finance and Construction/Cement.

Euromoney magazine's Annual Africa Research Poll is based on a survey of investors and end-users, who nominated their prefered research providers in order of quality of research by sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

Standard Bank Group produces economic and global markets research covering developed, emerging and frontier markets, with particular emphasis on Africa. Located across the globe, Standard Bank Group's analysts and strategists provide expert opinion on matters related to the real economy as well as foreign exchange, credit, commodities and interest rate markets.

Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist and Global Head of Research for Standard Bank Group, says: "These accolades are testament to the bank's research capabilities spanning politics, economics and market themes. Research that offers investable ideas is a core activity for Standard Bank. Our clients find the Africa-focused research particularly insightful."

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