RMB Custody and Trustee Services (CTS), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, provides securities settlement services and banking facilities to local and foreign financial institutions. RMB CTS is a Central Securities Depository Participant (CSDP) and a shareholder of Strate Ltd — the licensed Central Securities Depository (CSD) for the electronic settlement of financial instruments in South Africa.
Based in South Africa, we have additional direct market presence in Botswana and Namibia and offer settlement facilities to a further nine African countries through our global custody partnership with JP Morgan.
Outside Africa, this partnership gives us settlement and custodian access to 94 markets internationally. Servicing over 300 clients locally and internationally, we are able to provide investors with a complete range of settlement and asset servicing services from platforms designed to minimise operational risks. We are proud of our recognition as top-rated Custodian by Global Custodian for four years and top-rated Trustee by Alexander Forbes.
RMB is proud to announce the publication of its eighth edition of Where to Invest in Africa. The theme for 2019 is infrastructure in Africa and offers insights into investment opportunities across the continent.