Renaissance Capital's focus on world-class fundamental equity research remains key to our success.

Renaissance Capital has a top-ranked team of over 30 research analysts covering 300+ stocks across 25 countries with a market cap of > $1.8trn.

The matrix structure of the Firm’s global sector teams and local country specialists allows us to tailor research provision to individual client needs – whether pan-regional, sector-specific, or frontier market-focused.

Our unrivalled combination of global emerging and frontier markets reach, analytical rigour and in-depth country presence has kept us at the top of research rankings for over 15 years.

Latest awards:


  • In the 2019 Financial Mail awards, the Firm was ranked fourth for overall equity research, maintaining its position for the second year in a row. For the very first time, every single one of the Renaissance Capital South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa analysts was rated in the top 3:

    • #1 ratings: Johann Pretorius (General Mining; Commodities), David Ferguson (Media), Brent Madel (Diversified Industrials), Steven Friedman (Commodities), Kabelo Moshesha (Commodities), Siphelele Mhlongo (General Mining; Commodities) and Derick Deale (Commodities);
    • #2 ratings:Yvonne Mhango (Africa Ex-SA Non-Equities), Johann Pretorius (Small & Medium Cap Resources), Brent Madel (Construction, Building Materials; Small & Mid Cap Financial and Industrial), Steven Friedman (Small & Medium Cap Resources), Kabelo Moshesha (Small & Medium Cap Resources), Siphelele Mhlongo (Small & Medium Cap Resources), Adedayo Ayeni (Africa Ex-SA Equities), Olamipo Ogunsanya (Africa Ex-SA Equities) and Temilade Aduroja* (Africa Ex-SA Equities).
    • #3 ratings: Johann Pretorius (Industrial Metals), Ilan Stermer (General Financials), Robyn Collins (Food Producers), Steven Friedman (Platinum and Precious Metals), Kabelo Moshesha (Industrial Metals) and Phago Rakale (General Financials).


  • Institutional Investor (II) 2018 All-EMEA Research Team survey:
    • #2 in the Frontier Markets category
    • #3 Frontier Markets team led by Charles Robertson and Daniel Salter
    • #3 Metals & Mining team led by Johann Pretorius
    • Top-5 Russia Research analyst - Oleg Kouzmin
    • Top-10 EMEA Research Team


  • Institutional Investor's (II) 2017 survey ranked Renaissance Capital’s team ninth in the overall EMEA research team ranking:
    • Renaissance Capital's utilities research team led by Vladimir Sklyar, Director, Utilities, was ranked No.1
    • The frontier markets team led by Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, and Daniel Salter, Head of Research, Eurasia, was ranked No. 3 in its respective categories
    • The metals & mining team led by Johann Pretorius, Head of Research, Africa, the economics team led by Charles Robertson and the transportation team led by Alexander Kazbegi, Renaissance Capital’s leading telecoms & transportation analyst, finished as runner-up in the II survey.