JOHANNESBURG — In recent months, Rand Merchant Bank’s Capital Markets teams raised R7.7 billion for two mining clients by structuring and facilitating the issuance of convertible bonds in the local and international markets. In this interview with BizNews publisher and editor Alec Hogg, Debt Capital Markets transactor at RMB Dave Sinclair explains the advantages for issuers and investors when it comes to this capital raising instrument.
Had an attentive audience at the last of three presentations on “the upside of the downgrade” in Johannesburg last night. Although the talk focused on South African stock picks, it also referenced the fresh breeze called Emmanuel Macron whose new En Marche movement has come from nowhere to win a landslide election in France. The first Macron copycat has emerged in Hungary. The 28 year old Andras Fekete-Gyor leads a new party called Momentum which is readying itself for next year’s elections.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my current trip to Johannesburg. Mainly because of the undeniable progress so quickly evident to the external observer. Noticeable is Sandton’s vastly improved traffic flow; greater utilisation of the Gautrain; a higher presence and increased engagement by traffic cops; and the increased number of municipal workers who are, erm, actually working.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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