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Standard Bank is a leading emerging markets financial services provider. The group is represented in 17 African countries and a further 16 countries worldwide, including most of the world's major financial centres. The holding company is Standard Bank Group Limited, which is made up of Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (South African operations), Standard Bank Africa (African operations) and Standard Bank London, which is the central hub of all its global operations.
When a Standard Bank company is entrusted with your business, you know it has the support, backing and resources of one of the largest emerging market financial services organizations in the world and a name you can trust. Headquartered in South Africa, Standard Bank was established in 1862 and has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) since 1970. With the Group's African roots and global reach, the group employs 50,321 people worldwide and has a market capitalisation of approximately USD 18 billion and total assets of approximately USD 172 billion as at 30 June 2009.
The Group's international franchise is focussed on developing markets and natural resources. Its activities concentrate on the provision of banking services connected with trade and international business flows with an emerging market and resources emphasis. These are delivered through a global network of offices located throughout the world's major financial centres and key developing economies. Currently the Group's stockbroking presence covers South Africa, USA, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, Kenya and Nigeria.