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ICBC Standard Bank Plc is a global markets banking specialist offering Commodities and Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC) products with a focus on emerging markets and commodities.

Headquartered in London, ICBC Standard Bank Plc has offices in, Shanghai, Singapore and New York.

ICBC Standard Bank Plc serves its international client base with access to FIC and commodities products. The Bank pursues strong, lasting relationships with its clients, leveraging the strength of its shareholder banking groups.

Combined Strengths of our shareholders

ICBC (60% ownership)
 •One of the largest banking groups in the world, by size and profitability
 •Unparalleled access to global Chinese companies
 •Renminbi (RMB) and China investing capabilities

Standard Bank (40% ownership)
 •Largest banking group in sub-Saharan Africa
 •Established global markets platform and infrastructure
 •Deep routed commercial ties across Africa

On 1 February 2015, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) acquired a controlling stake in Standard Bank’s London-based Global Markets business, including Standard Bank Plc and other international operations. Standard Bank Plc was renamed ICBC Standard Bank Plc to incorporate its new shareholding structure.

The union of ICBC and Standard Bank creates a banking platform to serve the growing demands of Chinese clients for global commodities, fixed income, currency and equities products while continuing as a distribution platform for African risk.