Manage your financial risk through innovative, bespoke solutions

Our highly experienced teams design customised solutions for pan-African financial risks from capital expenditure projects, capital structure transactions and corporate finance activity. We will help you manage different kinds of exposure you face in the day-to-day running of your business, be it foreign exchange, interest rates or commodity risk.

We also focus on cross-asset-class investment ideas for institutional and corporate clients, insurance industry and pension funds to structure solutions, helping investors optimise their portfolios and balance sheets.

  • We help create certainty over your cash flow, protecting you from foreign exchange exposure
  • We help you manage the impact of interest rate movements within your business
  • We help you manage your exposure to changes in commodity prices 
  • We give you access to our yield enhancement proposition to boost your return on liquidity through different structured deposit  solutions
  • We provide derivative and risk management products like forward contracts, swaps and options (derivatives are contracts of which the value depends on the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index)


Review research produced by top economic and strategic minds

We know our clients rely on up-to-date market insights to make sound decisions and run efficient businesses. We keep you informed about foreign exchange and money markets and you get free daily market commentary about currency trading and outlook with coverage across Uganda and the region. Our dealers are available to give you market updates, access to our highly rated research team reports and news updates on factors that move the market locally and globally, on a daily basis. 

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 

Expanding and deepening financial markets across Africa is vital to the next stage of development across the continent. Absa Africa Financial Markets Index shows that we don’t have to travel very far to find true growth potential. It lives right here on home soil.

The Absa Africa Financial Markets Index is produced by OMFIF in association with Absa Group Limited. No other report dives deeper into Africa’s true potential. It surveys 23 economies, with insights and tools geared towards highlighting Africa’s growth potential. The qualitative survey data is collected and analysed by OMFIF.

View our reports here
These reports provide insights and tools across 6 metrics
  • Market depth
  • Access to foreign exchange
  • Market transparency and regulation
  • Capacity of local investors
  • Macroeconomic opportunity
  • Enforceability of international financial agreements



Treasury bills and bonds

Invest through a market leader in fixed income distribution. As an award-winning primary dealer  and bond market specialist of Government of Uganda securities, Absa is a leading market maker and liquidity provider to institutional clients worldwide. Absa has a highly-ranked and experienced Trading & Sales team that offers a high level of service and product expertise for a variety of local and international institutional clients. We offer:

  • Treasury bills - government securities issued for periods of 91, 182 and 365 days. Interest on these securities is paid at maturity with the principal amount
  • Treasury bonds - government securities with the longest maturity, ranging for periods of 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15 years. Interest on these securities is paid semi-annually and the principal amount at maturity 

Requirements to apply for treasury bills and bonds:

  • Completed Bank of Uganda CSD account opening form 
  • Copy of national ID for Ugandans and passport for foreigners
  • One coloured passport photograph
Money Market

Invest your money in a secure yet profitable way. Through our fixed deposit investment account, you are assured of a low risk and competitive return on your funds. Benefits include:

  • Safe and secure investment
  • Premium rates and interest paid at maturity
  • Low risk and competitive return on your funds
  • Flexible investment terms
  • Linked to the account of your choice
  • Available in local and foreign currency
  • Both fixed and unfixed deposits available

Requirements to apply for money market 

  • Identification document (passport: mandatory for foreign nationals/national ID/driver’s license)
  • Residential address confirmation
  • Postal address confirmation



Self service
Foreign exchange

Partner with an award-winning, pan-African FX expert. We trade on behalf of our clients across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets, including spot, forwards, swaps, options and futures trading. The combined skills of our FX Sales and Trading Teams enable us to view your FX exposures in a dynamic manner, leveraging our global experience and African expertise to provide bespoke FX solutions.

Self service
Electronic market access

Access world-leading technology platforms, supported by experienced traders with our Absa Access FX platform. Our innovative electronic platforms give you access to all listed asset classes and experienced traders on hand to execute orders. With our global connectivity and local differentiation, we operate at the core of your organisation’s Africa strategy. All you need to do is dowload our application form, fill it in, attach it and email it to us on abugmarketsuganda@absa.africa

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