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Connecting ASEAN and the World

We know ASEAN. Over the years, we have navigated the region’s business landscape, culture and markets, developing a thorough understanding in the process. It is this mastery that helps us to forge strong client relationships. And we believe in cultivating these relationships through continued dedication, hard work and a single-minded pursuit of value-adding solutions.

Increasingly, these solutions are global. Corporates desire access to a global pool of investors who are increasingly looking at ASEAN with interest. Investors in ASEAN are also looking to exchanges farther afield. To meet both parties' needs, we act as a bridge, providing financial services that narrow the gap between ASEAN and the rest of the world. Ultimately, it is about bringing people together and that is one facet of humanising financial services.

Our Success Stories

Our know-how and wide network enable ASEAN corporates to reach out to global investors.

We recently helped Cagamas Bhd make its debut in the international bond market as Joint Lead Manager, Joint Bookrunner and Dealer of Cagamas Global Plc’s inaugural three-year CNH1.5 billion Offshore Renminbi Bond (Tiger Emas Bond) pursuant to a USD2.5 billion Conventional Multi-currency Medium Term Note Programme. As the largest CNH bond by a Malaysian and Southeast Asian issuer to date, this issuance attracted a strong order book buoyed by investors' interest from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the United Kingdom. This deal was named the Best Renminbi (Offshore) Offering at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2014. Another key foreign currency deal was Sime Darby's USD800 million Multi-Currency Sukuk in 2013. We were Joint Principal Adviser, Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Lead Manager, Joint Bookrunner and Dealer of this issuance, which was named "Best Foreign Currency Bond Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia" at the Alpha Southeast Asia Deal & Solution Award in 2013 and attracted investors from Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Switzerland, China, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

On the equities front, we have both led and been involved in some of the largest deals in ASEAN which have attracted international investor interest. By leveraging our footprint in the UK and USA, we have successfully distributed IPOs to investors in those markets. Notably, investors showed strong interest in 7-Eleven's MYR834.0 million IPO for which we were Principal Adviser, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Underwriter, as well as Felda Global Venture's MYR10,430.1 million IPO in 2012 for which we were Joint Principal Adviser, Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Managing Underwriter. Robinson Retail's USD621.7 million IPO in the Philippines was also well received by global investors.  

Bridging Corporates and Investors

Making true on our brand promise to draw global investments to local corporates, we provide the platforms through which corporates and investors meet.

Invest ASEAN is one such platform. Our flagship conference, it was launched in 2014 to great success. Drawing 519 representatives, with delegates from 16 countries, representing 189 companies, Invest ASEAN was a crystallization of our brand promise. 69 ASEAN corporates showcased their investment propositions during the one-on-one meetings. These companies were some of the most investable companies in ASEAN, coming from key economic sectors, including construction, consumer, oil & gas and property. They included Maybank, Sime Darby, Sembcorp Industries, Central Pattana, Robinsons Retail and Vingroup.

Invest Asia is another platform we provide. To give US investors access to some of Asia's most exciting companies, Invest Asia USA 2014 travelled through three cities – New York, Boston and San Francisco. True to its name, it featured companies from across Asia. Companies listed on eight of Asia’s leading exchanges (Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) were present. There were 300 one-on-one meetings between senior management from 18 fast-growing companies and more than 80 tier-1 investors.

The Global Marketplace, at Your Fingertips

The vastness of the world presents limitless trading opportunities. By expanding the breadth of our products and services and increasing the range of markets offered, we make sure that these opportunities are available to our clients. Our online trading platforms put the world at their fingertips while bespoke services through our Trading Representatives open up even more options including exchanges in the United Kingdom, Japan and across Europe.

Acknowledgement by Industry and Clients

A result of our commitment to our clients and a testament to our continued improvements and excellence in the region, we have numerous accolades to our name. This includes the award for Best Broker in Southeast Asia 2014 by Alpha Southeast Asia, International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year by Asian Banking and Finance 2014 and Most Innovative Investment Bank From Asia Pacific by The Banker Magazine.

We Understand ASEAN

Our people are at the heart of our successes. Fanned out across the region, each country's team has a wealth of local experience to draw upon. That is why we are able to understand our clients' needs and wants and guide them in the right direction. But it is our collective strength that makes us special. With strong communication and an emphasis on teamwork, we are truly a regional network. 

All of us are invested in ASEAN, believe in its prospects and are therefore passionate about what we do: bridging ASEAN investors and corporates with the world.