The Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards celebrates excellence in the financial industry – Avior Capital Markets again showed a stellar performance in the 2017 awards. Avior as a company was rated 6th overall for Research Firms in South Africa (4th on an un-weighted basis). Peers ranked against included the likes of UBS, Deutsche, JP Morgan and RMB Morgan Stanley.

Winning analysts included Richard Tessendorf and Kevin Mattison in the Media sector, Roelof Brand in the Computing and Electronics sector, Naeem Tilly & Imdaad Nana in the Real Estate sector and Mark Hodgson & David Levinson for Corporate Governance, Harry Botha for General Financials and De Wet Schutte for Hotels, Travel and Leisure. 

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#2 Africa (ex SA equities) Gareth Visser, De Wet Schutte and Craig Metherell
#2 Forestry and Paper Wade Napier
#2 Investment Companies Richard Tessendorf, Atiyyah Vawda and De Wet Schutte
#2 Young analyst award (Equities) Gareth Visser and Atiyyah Vawda
#3 Derivatives Petrus Bosman and Shivaan Gurayah
#3 Food Producers Jiten Bechoo
#3 Risk Management Petrus Bosman
#4 Resources Small and Medium Cap Wade Napier, Matthew Shields and Boitshepo Seruwe
#5 Household good retailers Mark Hodgson
#5 Quantitative Analysis Petrus Bosman
#5 Financial and Industrial Small and Med cap Roelof Brand and De Wet Schutte (unweighted)
#6 Construction, Building materials and machinery Roelof Brand
#6 Banks Harry Botha (Unweighted)