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April 24, 2015 8:39 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Rand Merchant Bank

Company Overview

Rand Merchant Bank provides merchant banking services. The company’s products and services include treasury trading, corporate finance, investment banking, private equity financing, project and infrastructure finance, financial engineering, structured finance, structured trade, and mining and natural resources. It was founded in 1977 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rand Merchant Bank operates as a subsidiary of FirstRand Bank Limited.

1 Merchant Place

Cnr Fredman Drive and Rivonia Road


Johannesburg,  2196

South Africa

Founded in 1977


27 11 282 8000


27 11 282 8008

Key Executives for Rand Merchant Bank

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Age: 51
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Chief Executive Officer of Rand Merchant Bank Investment Banking
Executive Director
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rand Merchant Bank Key Developments

Rand Merchant Bank Announces Executive Changes

FirstRand Limited announced that James Formby will be appointed CEO of Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) when Alan Pullinger, the current CEO moves to his Group position at the end of September 2015. In the meantime James Formby will take up the role of Deputy CEO of RMB with immediate effect to ensure an appropriate handover. James Formby has been with RMB since 1997. He started his career as a transactor in Corporate Finance and was appointed Deputy Head of the Investment Banking division in 2009. Most recently he has been Head of Coverage and therefore instrumental  in the successful execution of RMB's broader corporate and investment banking strategy.

Rand Merchant Bank Reports Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2014

Rand Merchant Bank reported earnings results for the six months ended December 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported normalized earnings of ZAR 2,520 million against ZAR 2,354 million a year ago. Normalized profit before tax was ZAR 3,569 million against ZAR 3,313 million a year ago. ROE was 21.2% against 24.0% a year ago. ROA was 1.23% against 1.27% a year ago.

RMB Presents at 6th Annual West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference, Feb-04-2015 02:45 PM

RMB Presents at 6th Annual West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference, Feb-04-2015 02:45 PM. Venue: Eko Convention Centre, Plot 1415 Adetokunbo, Ademola Street, PMB 12724, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Speakers: Inal Henri, Head, Export Credit Finance.

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