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In 2003 Imara acquired the Johannesburg stockbroker S.P. Reid, a family brokerage established in 1938 with a reputation for excellent client support and specialist expertise spanning three generations.

Imara S.P. Reid ("Imara Securities") is a full service brokerage offering securities trading, investment research, portfolio management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and institutions.

Highly rated in terms of the volume of trades executed daily on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Imara Securities is also an active participant on the South African Futures Exchange.

Its experienced teams of sales, portfolio and trading professionals are highly regarded for their client orientation and personal service. As a result, its already substantial private client base has expanded rapidly while its institutional service offering attracts growing support.

Imara Securities adds value to general research of the South African equities market by providing in-depth analysis of the mid and small-cap sectors and the fast-growing listed property category. In addition, the team facilitates access to the derivatives and futures market across a broad spread of companies.