08 October 2018


Six awards from Alpha Southeast Asia 12th Annual Best Financial Institutions Awards, and two from Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2018


Kuala Lumpur:  CIMB Group (“the Group” or “CIMB”) was recently crowned top for its outstanding capabilities in the investment banking, trade finance and SME segments, through eight prestigious local and regional awards by Alpha Southeast Asia and Asiamoney.


Under the Alpha Southeast Asia 12th Annual Best Financial Institution Awards 2018, CIMB swept six awards which included Best Equity House (Malaysia), Best Institutional Broker (Indonesia), Best Retail Broker (Indonesia), and Best Islamic Finance Investment Bank (Malaysia), signifying the Group’s strong in-house capabilities in the capital markets, equities, and trade finance space. Established in 2007, Alpha Southeast Asia is an independent institutional investment magazine with a pure Southeast Asian focus. In almost every award category, the winners are awarded on the basis of performance and growth over the past one year. In addition, CIMB also bagged two awards at the Asiamoney Best Bank Awards (Malaysia) 2018 under the categories of Best Corporate and Investment Bank, and Best SME Bank.


Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group said, “We are honoured to receive these awards which are a testament to CIMB’s strong, established in-house capabilities, deep ASEAN expertise and continued commitment to deliver the best banking and financing solutions to our clients across ASEAN. I would like to thank our esteemed customers for placing their trust in CIMB, as we continue to prioritise their business and finance needs. These awards are also a recognition to our staff’s ongoing dedication and commitment to continuously create value for all our customers through innovative cost-efficient products and services.


The full list of awards won by CIMB is as follows:


Alpha Southeast Asia 12th Annual Best Financial Institutions Awards


  1. Best Equity House (Malaysia)
  2. Best Institutional Broker (Indonesia)
  3. Best Retail Broker (Indonesia)
  4. Best Islamic Finance Retail Bank (Malaysia)
  5. Best Islamic Finance Consumer Bank (Malaysia)
  6. Best Sukuk & Islamic Finance Investment Bank (Malaysia)


Asiamoney Best Bank Awards (Malaysia) 2018


  1. Best Corporate and Investment Bank
  2. Best SME Bank