Thursday, August 5, 2010

CIMB bags 10 awards from Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group has bagged 10 awards from the Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine's Best Financial Institutional Awards 2010.

The group won the region's Marquee Awards For Best Islamic Finance Bank, Best Asset Manager and Best International Equity House.

It also lifted awards in Best Private Wealth Management Bank, Best Investment Bank, Best M&A House, Best Bond House, Best Institutional Broker, Best Retail Broker and Best Local Islamic Finance Bank, the magazine said in a statement on Aug 5, 2010.

Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine, the first and only institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia's banking and capital markets, said CIMB's Best Investment Bank award followed scores of "first" in deals such as the US$1.25 billion (RM3.95 billion) 1Malaysia Global Sukuk, Petronas's US$3 billion Guaranteed Notes and US$1.5 billion Trust Certificates, Pengurusan Air SPV's Islamic MTN Programme of up to RM20 billion, and PLUS's RM4.5 billion MTN issue.

The CIMB Group netted both the Best Retail Broker and Best Institutional Broker awards by being the most active on the Bursa Malaysia Derivates with 80% of it business derived from onshore investors in Malaysia and a large proportion of its brokerage business originating from institutional clients.

The group derived 20% of capital from foreign funds.

Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine also announced that AmInvestment Bank emerged the Best Equity House (Malaysia), Maybank for Best Cash Management Bank and Best Trade Finance Bank. ' Bernama

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