RMB Botswana — a division of FNB Botswana Limited and FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative advisory, capital markets, financing and principal investing solutions.
We have funded various infrastructure, resource finance, mergers and acquisitions and development projects in over 35 African countries over the past decade, ranging from ports, dams and energy installations, to mines, railways and factories — making us one of the leading investment banking partners on the continent.
We have an extensive pool of investment banking talent and fixed income, currency and commodities experts who understand the broader African landscape. Our knowledge of local financing requirements, legal and jurisdictional frameworks, together with the expertise and balance sheets of FirstRand Bank, enable us to service the needs of Botswana’s rapidly expanding economy.
As the investment banking arm of the Group we are able to leverage RMB’s extensive footprint of representative offices and subsidiaries in Africa, the UK, India, China and the Middle East, including a network of retail banks in 25 African countries. We are able to confirm trade finance risk for most jurisdictions, including an active risk participation desk which trades in African trade finance risk.
RMB is proud to present the seventh edition of Where to Invest in Africa. Our theme for this edition is Money Talks as we evaluate aspects that are crucial to a country’s balance of payments.