Kuala Lumpur, 29 June 2016 - Maybank Kim Eng clinched 11 key awards at Alpha Southeast Asia's 10th Annual Best Financial Institutions Awards for 2016 which are special once every decade awards bestowed to outstanding ASEAN financial institutions in their particular area of expertise in the banking and finance industry.
Maybank Kim Eng won the highly coveted awards for Best Retail Broker and Best Institutional Broker in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand which are 5 out of the 6 countries that it operates in within ASEAN. It was also awarded the Marquee Award of “Best Broker in Southeast Asia for 2007-2016”.
This year’s winners were selected from well over 200 submissions from locally-incorporated brokerages, commercial and investment banks and a select number of foreign banks from throughout the region.
Commenting on the awards win, Maybank Kim Eng Chief Executive Officer Dato’ John Chong stated, “Maybank Kim Eng is honoured that our efforts in building up our brokerage business have been recognised and awarded with top honours by Alpha Southeast Asia. In the past few years, we have been singularly focused on strengthening our equities offerings to provide our clients with the best-in-class service and trading experience. Our strong belief in ASEAN’s tremendous opportunities drove us to develop our research teams into one of the strongest in the region, to give our clients on-the-ground in-depth analysis of the markets and access to the most investable companies in ASEAN.”
“We will continue to build on our positive performance to maintain our regional leadership position and to strengthen our footprint across the region.”
Earlier in May, Maybank Kim Eng also picked up the awards for Best Broker in Malaysia and Philippines from FinanceAsia’s Country Awards for Achievements 2016. This is the second time that Maybank Kim Eng has won the award for Malaysia since this category was introduced in 2014.
Alpha Southeast Asia is the first and only institutional investment magazine. Published monthly, the magazine focuses on bringing Southeast Asian financial news to international investors and fund managers. FinanceAsia is a monthly magazine and website reporting on Asia’s financial and capital markets. It also organises annual awards for Asia's financial industry, the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards, which each year recognise the region's most significant transactions and the financial institutions that advised on them.