Avior featured very well in the most recent Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards. The Awards celebrate excellence in the financial industry and the awards evening took place on 29 May 2019.  Avior as a firm was placed 7th overall on a brokerage weighted basis, up from 9th  position in 2018 for research.  We were placed 11th in the Extel survey, which will be a key performance indicator for us going forward. Peers ranked against included the likes of UBS, Deutsche, JP Morgan and RMB Morgan Stanley.

We had a number of winning analysts and first time sector rankings:  

  • #1 Ruhan du Plessis for Computing & Electronics
  • #1 Petrus Bosman and team for Risk Management
  • #2 David Talpert in the Young Analyst of the Year Award for his report on Curro
  • #2 Atiyyah Vawda and Charl Wolmarans for Investment Holding Companies
  • #2 Harry Botha, David Talpert and Warwick Bam for General Financials
  • #2 Hotels, Gaming and Leisure
  • #2 Kevin Mattison and Charl Wolmarans for Media
  • #2 Warwick Bam and Team for ESG
  • #2 Petrus Bosman, Shivaan Guraya and Mark Sarembock for Derivatives
  • #4 Jiten Bechoo and Pratish Soni for Food Producers
  • #4 Attiyah Vawda for Luxury Goods
  • #4 Daniel King for Real Estate
  • #4 Wade Napier for Forestry & Paper
  • #4 Avior Corporate Access Team
  • #4 Petrus Bosman and Team for Credit Analysis
  • #5 Wade Napier for Industrial Metals
  • #5 Avior Team for Innovative Research
  • #5 Rene Prinsloo and Petrus Bosman for Fixed-Interest Securities
  • #6 Harry Botha for Banks
  • #6 Ross Hindle for Beverages and Tobacco
  • #6 Gari Chigwedere for Construction, Building Materials and Machinery
  • #6 Warwick Bam for Insurance
  • #6 Craig Metherell, Ross Hindle and Gari Chigwidere for African Equities (ex SA)
  • #6 Ayan Gosh for Investment Strategy
  • #6 Financial and Industrial Small to Medium Cap Stocks

We are very proud of the team’s performance the improvement y/y and the depth of our rankings with Avior featuring in 33 out of 46 categories. 

JSE Spire Awards


The JSE Spire Awards are awarded based on trading volumes and votes are cast by clients on an annual basis. Avior has a multi-award winning Derivatives and Fixed income team that has been awarded first place in numerous categories in the Spire awards over the years.

Our 2019 awards include First places:

  • 1st Place est Agency Broker: Bonds
  • 3rd Place Best Agency Broker: Listed Interest Rate Derivatives.