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14 May 2017


Awards reaffirm CIMB’s leadership position in Malaysian Debt Capital Markets


Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (“CIMB”) has been honoured with three major awards at the 14th Annual RAM League Awards held on 12 May in Kuala Lumpur. The awards recognised the banks’ unrivalled role in the Malaysian debt capital markets for the year 2016.


Three RAM Awards of Distinction 2016 recognised CIMB’s capabilities in the following categories:

  •  Lead Manager Award 2016, by Programme Value - First Placing
  • Lead Manager Award 2016, by Number of Issues -  Joint First Placing
  • Malaysian Debt Capital Market League Award 2016, by Programme Value  – First Placing


CIMB received the special merit award, which was the Malaysian Debt Capital Market League Award 2016 by Programme Value - First Placing, in recognition of CIMB’s leadership position in the Malaysian debt capital markets.


Dato’ Kong Sooi Lin, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Investment Bank said, “We are both honoured and humbled to be recognised as the top go-to investment bank for the Malaysian debt capital markets. We would like to share this honour with our clients, whose trust in CIMB’s strong expertise and execution has contributed to our leadership position in this space. We will continue to enhance and sharpen our in-house capabilities to fulfill the needs of our clients, in tandem with CIMB’s focus on improving its customer experience across the Group.”


In 2016, CIMB maintained its No.1 position in Bloomberg’s Malaysian Ringgit bonds league table for the 12th consecutive year, with a 26.6% share of total issuances by deal value. CIMB topped the ASEAN Local Currency Bonds league table in 2016 for the 6th consecutive year since 2011, with a market share of 13.2% as well as the Bloomberg Global Sukuk league table in 2016, with a market share of 12.8%, affirming CIMB's dominance in the global Sukuk market for three consecutive years and topping the same league table for eight out of the last ten years.


The success of CIMB’s regional operating model is reflected in CIMB’s appointment as the only ASEAN franchise to arrange and lead-manage award-winning global transactions by the Government of Malaysia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Turkey, Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom and the Government of Hong Kong SAR, the last two of which include the sovereigns' first forays into the global Sukuk market in 2014. Repeat mandates from sovereign issuers such as the Republic of Indonesia in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the Government of Hong Kong SAR in 2015 and 2017 demonstrate their confidence in CIMB’s expertise and ability to add real value to their Sukuk transactions.


Other prominent issuer-clients which CIMB had worked with include Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Axiata Group Berhad, the Islamic Development Bank, the International Finance Facility for Immunisation, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, China Development Bank, China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited and Krungthai Bank PCL.

Posing for a photo at the awards ceremony were (left to right): Tan Sri Dato' Seri Siti Norma Binti Yaakob, Chairman, RAM Holdings Berhad; Dato' Kong Sooi Lin, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad; Datuk Seri Johari Bin Abdul Ghani, Minister of Finance (II) and Datuk Seri Dr K Govindan, Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, RAM Holdings Berhad.