Named Malaysia’s Best Investment Bank by Euromoney for Third Consecutive Year
Kuala Lumpur, 26 February 2018 – Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) topped Bloomberg’s 2017 League Tables for Global Sukuk and ASEAN Loan Syndication (by Book Runners), and ranked 2nd in ASEAN Local Currency Bonds.
In Malaysia, the investment bank dominated the overall Investment Banking & Advisory (IB&A) deals, ranking no.1 in the Dealogic IB&A League Table for 2017. In addition, it topped Bloomberg’s 2017 league tables for Merger & Acquisition and Ringgit Islamic Sukuk.
Maybank IB was also named Malaysia’s Best Investment Bank for the third consecutive year by Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017. In awarding the investment bank, Euromoney commented that Maybank IB has done impressively since it transformed into a full service regional investment bank across ASEAN and beyond, after acquiring Kim Eng Holdings in 2011, and “by some metrics, has handled more volume in ASEAN investment banking and advisory than any competitor”.
Dato’ John Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Investment Bank said, “Against a backdrop of global volatility in the past years, we have managed to continue to grow our market share and strengthen our position as ASEAN’s investment bank, while maintaining leadership in Malaysia. We are proud to have built this home grown investment bank to become a key regional player today, providing solutions for our clients across ASEAN to fulfil their local as well as cross-border aspirations, in this increasingly connected marketplace. This achievement bears testament to our people’s commitment to excellence which has resulted in what we have achieved for our clients and their continued trust.”
On the Brokerage front, Maybank IB maintained its position as one of ASEAN’s largest brokerage franchise, and retained its dominance and stronghold in Thailand as the top broker for the 16th consecutive year.
In Asiamoney’s Brokers Poll 2017, Maybank IB was voted the Best Brokerage House in Malaysia for the third consecutive year by fund managers across the world. In total, the investment bank ranked top in 18 categories in the Malaysian country poll, including Best For Overall Country Research, Best Overall Sales Services, Best For Events and/or Conferences as well as Best Research for economics and several sectors. The Asiamoney’s Brokers' Poll is Asia’s largest and most recognised annual equities poll for institutional research and brokerage; the 2017 poll received a total of 6700 asset managers valid responses from 3,148 institutions around the world.
Maybank IB was also named Best Broker in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia for 3 years in a row, Best Broker in Malaysia by FinanceAsia and The Asset Triple A.