2008 Awards

Award Awarded By
Benchmark Deal of the Year 2008
In recognition CIMB Investment Bank role as the Joint Lead Managers for The Export-Import Bank of Korea(KEXIM) Conventional and/or Islamic Medium Term Notes Programme of up to RM3.0 billion in Ringgit Malaysia and/or Foreign Currencies.
Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad
Innovative Deal of the Year 2008
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank role as the Principal Advise/Lead Arranger for CIMB Bank Berhad Non-Innovative Tier 1 Stapled Securities Programme of up to RM4.0billion.
Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad
No.1 in Conventional Bonds Issue Count 2008
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the bond markets.
Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad
No.1 in Conventional Bonds Issue Value 2008
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the bond markets.
Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad
Best Bank in Asia
CIMB Islamic has been the winner of this award for the 5th consecutive year.
Islamic Business & Finance Awards2008
Best Islamic Bank in Malaysia
CEO of CIMB Islamic was votted the Best Individual Islamic Banker.
Islamic Finance News (IFN Annual Polls 2008)
Best Individual Islamic Banker 2008 - Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
CEO of CIMB Islamic was votted the Best Individual Islamic Banker.
Islamic Finance News (IFN Annual Polls 2008)
Best Overall Islamic Bank-2nd Placing
CIMB Islamic was voted the 2nd Best Overall Islamic Bank.
Islamic Finance News (IFN Annual Polls 2008)
2008 Country Deals of the Year
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role as Joint Bookrunner in Binariang RM12 billion (US$3.6 billion) multi-tranche bond.
Asia Asset Management-Best of the Best Awards
Most Innovative Award for Investor Education (Category-Regional Awards)
In recognition of CIMB-Principal Asset Management's award winning efforts in Investor Education.
Asia Asset Management-Best of the Best Awards
2008 Islamic Fund House of the Year (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Islamic Group's Asset Management award winning strategy to be the Islamic Fund House of 2008 in Malaysia.
Asia Asset Management-Best of the Best Awards
Prestige Awards Category - Gold Award for Best Emerging Contact Centre (GLC Category)
In recognition of GIOD-iCIMB's excellence in contact centre management.
9th Annual Contact Centre Association Malaysia Awards 2008
Corporate Awards Category - Silver Award for Best In House Contact Centre
In recognition of GIOD-iCIMB's strength as the Best In House Contact Centre.
9th Annual Contact Centre Association Malaysia Awards 2008
Corporate Awards Category - Bronze Award for Best Mystery Shopping Award
In recognition of GIOD-iCIMB's execellence in product knowledge and services.
9th Annual Contact Centre Association Malaysia Awards 2008
Individual Awards Category - Best Contact Centre Team Leader-Gold Award Recipient - Priyadarshini Narayanasamy
In recognition of GIOD-iCIMB's excellence in contact centre management.
9th Annual Contact Centre Association Malaysia Awards 2008
Individual Awards Category - Best Contact Centre Manager-Bronze Award Recipient - Paremjit Kaur
In recognition of GIOD-iCIMB's excellence in contact centre management.
9th Annual Contact Centre Association Malaysia Awards 2008
Best Direct Marketing Campaign
In recognition of CIMB Bank's best Direct Marketing Campaign.
Asian Banking and Finance Retail Banking Award 2008
Best Islamic Financing
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's best Islamic Financ ing practices.
2008 FinanceAsia Achievement Awards
Best Islamic Finance House
In recognition of CIMB Islamic as the Islamic Finance House of the Year.
2008 FinanceAsia Achievement Awards
Best Equity-linked Deal
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role asJoint Bookrunners - US$550 million Khazanah Nasional concurrent sukuk exchangeable and US$96.8 million equity placement into Parkson Retail Group.
The Asset Triple A Awards Dinner
Best Project Finance
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role as joint mandated arrangers (loan) - 1.26 billion ringgit MRCB Southern Link.
The Asset Triple A Awards Dinner
Best Project Finance
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role as joint principal adviser, joint lead arranger, lead manager (sukuk) - 1.26 billion ringgit MRCB Southern Link.
The Asset Triple A Awards Dinner
Malaysia Capital Markets Deal
In recognition of CIMB's role in Binariang GSM's RM15.35bn Islamic Issuance.
IFR Asia
Best Cash Management Solution
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability in cash management products.
Alpha South East Asia Magazine (South East Asia Deal Awards 2008)
Best Islamic Financing Deal of the Year in South East Asia
In recognition of CIMB Investment Banks's role in Khazanah's USD550 million Islamic Exchangeable Sukuk.
Alpha South East Asia Magazine (South East Asia Deal Awards 2008)
Best Islamic Financing Deal of the Year in South East Asia
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's role as co- arranger in Syarikat Prasarana Negara's RM 2000 Million Sukuk Ijarah, one of the largest bond issues of the year.
Alpha South East Asia Magazine (South East Asia Deal Awards 2008)
Best Islamic Financing Deal
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's role in the first exchangeable sukuk launched.
FinanceAsia’s Awards for Achievement 2008
Best for Roadshow and Company visits
In recognition of CIMB's well organized roadshows and company visits.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Most Improved Brokerage in the last 12 Months-Ranked 3rd (Indonesia)
In recognition of CIMB's strong commitment and effort to be in the top three leading brokerage house in Indonesia.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Most Improved Brokerage in the last 12 Months-Ranked 3rd (Singapore)
In recognition of CIMB's strong commitment and effort to be in the top three leading brokerage house in Singapore.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Most Improved Brokerage in the last 12 Months-ranked No.1 (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB's strong commitment and effort to be a leading brokerage house in Malaysia.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best in Sales Trading (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB's capabilities in Malaysia's brokerage industry.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best Execution (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB's capabilities in Malaysia's brokerage industry.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best Overall Sales Service (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB's capabilities in Malaysia's brokerage industry.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best Research House Coverage (Strategy, Macroeconomics, Capital Goods, Consumer Services, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Utilities)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's reseach capabilities in the Strategy, Macroeconomics, Capital Goods, Consumer Services, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Utilities sector
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best for Overall Country Research (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB's excellence in research capabilities.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best Local Brokerage (Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB's top position as the preferred local broker.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best Analyst-Terence Wong (CIMB)( Malaysia)
In recognition of Terence Wong's capabilities as the No. 1 Analyst in Malaysia.
Asiamoney Broker's Poll 2008
Best Designed Annual Report-Platinum
In recognition of BCHB's excellence in design and concept for 2007's Annual Report.
NACRA
Best Domestic Investment Bank
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in investment banking in Malaysia.
The Asset Triple A Country Awards
Best Equity House
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic equity markets.
The Asset Triple A Country Awards
Best Deal
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role in as joint bookrunner and joint lead manager in the Issuance of USD550 million Islamic Exchangeable Bonds, exchangeable into the shares in Parkson Retail Group Limited.
The Asset Triple A Country Awards
1st in Overall Malaysian Ringgit Government & Corporate Bond Market
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets.
The Asset’s 2008 Best of Bonds Awards
1st in Malaysian Ringgit Corporate Bonds
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets
The Asset’s 2008 Best of Bonds Awards
3rd in Malaysian Ringgit Government Bonds
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets.
The Asset’s 2008 Best of Bonds Awards
Islamic Products House of the Year Award
In recognition of CIMB Islamic as the Islamic Products House of the Year.
Asia Risk Awards for Excellence
MIS Asia IT Excellence Award
In recognition of CIMB Bank's excellence in anti-money laundering & counter financing of terrorism monitoring system
MIS Asia
Best Annual Report - Malaysia: HIGHLY COMMENDED
In recognition of CIMB Group's Annual Report for year 2007.
Lafferty's Asia Bank Corporate Reporting Awards
Best Local Cash Management Bank Malaysia (as voted by small sized corporates)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability in cash management products.
Asiamoney Summer Awards
Best Local Cash Management Bank, Malaysia (as voted by medium-sized corporates)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability in cash management products.
Asiamoney Summer Awards
Best Local Cash Management Bank, Malaysia (as voted by large-sized corporates)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability in cash management products.
Asiamoney Summer Awards
Best Domestic Debt House, Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets.
Asiamoney Summer Awards
Best Domestic Equity House, Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic equity markets.
Asiamoney Summer Awards
Best Domestic Provider In Malaysia for Local Currency Products – Structured Interest-rate Products
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capabilities in Malaysian Ringgit structured interest-rate products.
Asiamoney Summer Awards
Best Investment Bank
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in investment banking in Malaysia.
Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2008
Best Equity House
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic equity markets.
Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2008
Best Broker
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's excellent performance as a brokerage firm.
Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2008
Best Bond House
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets
Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2008
Best Private Bank
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability in asset management for super affluent clients.
Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2008
Top Asian Investment Bank for Asia Ex-Japan M&A Deals
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability as one of the four top Malaysian banks in Asian M&As.
Malaysian Investment Banking Association ("Best of the Breeds" Asian M&A Awards)
Best Domestic Provider of FX Service, Malaysia as Voted by Corporates
In recognition of CIMB's position as the best domestic provider for foreign exchange services.
Asiamoney (FX Poll 2008)
Best for Innovative FX Products & Structured Ideas, Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB's capability in forex products.
Asiamoney (FX Poll 2008)
Best FX Prime Broking Services, Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB's capability in forex prime broking services.
Asiamoney (FX Poll 2008)
Best Single-Bank Electronic Trading Platform, Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB's excellence in trading system platform.
Asiamoney (FX Poll 2008)
Islamic Financial Institutions Award 2008 - Asia Region
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's business performance in accordance with ethical and modern financial products and systems.
Asiamoney (Asiamoney 2008 Cash Management Polls)
Best Local Cash Management Bank (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability in cash management products.
Asiamoney (Asiamoney 2008 Cash Management Polls)
Best Investment Bank (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in investment banking in Malaysia.
Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine (Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2008)
Best Equity House (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic equity markets.
Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine (Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2008)
Best Bond House (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets.
Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine (Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2008)
Best Broker (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's excellent performance as a brokerage firm.
Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine (Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2008)
Best Islamic Finance House (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Islamic Bank's capabilities as a leading provider of Islamic financial services.
Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine (Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2008)
Best Private Wealth Management House (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability in asset management for super affluent clients.
Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine (Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2008)
Deal Maker of the Year
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role in the merger of Sime Darby Bhd, Golden Hope Plantations Bhd and Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd.
National Mergers and Acquisitions Awards 2008
Deal of the Year
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role in the merger of Sime Darby Bhd, Golden Hope Plantations Bhd and Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd.
National Mergers and Acquisitions Awards 2008
Cross Border Deal of the Year
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role in the disposal of 49% of Commerce Life Assurance Berhad and Commerce Takaful Berhad to Aviva International Plc and disposal of 100% of Commerce Assurance Berhad to Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
National Mergers and Acquisitions Awards 2008
Strategic Deal of the Year
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role in the merger of Sime Darby Bhd, Golden Hope Plantations Bhd and Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd.
National Mergers and Acquisitions Awards 2008
Best Investment Bank (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in Investment Banking in Malaysia.
Euromoney (Awards for Excellence 2008)
Best Domestic Equity House (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic equity markets.
Asiamoney (Best Banks 2008)
Best Domestic Debt House (Malaysia)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets.
Asiamoney (Best Banks 2008)
Best Local Currency Structured Product
In recognition of CIMB's Dynamic Market Rider NID-i as the best Ringgit-denominated structured product.
The Asset (Triple A Awards for Derivatives and Structured Products 2008)
Best Investment Bank
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in investment banking in Malaysia.
Finance Asia (Country Awards for Achievement 2008 - Domestic Banking Awards)
Best Bond House
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic bond markets.
Finance Asia (Country Awards for Achievement 2008 - Domestic Banking Awards)
Best Equity House
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's strong commitment in the domestic equity markets.
Finance Asia (Country Awards for Achievement 2008 - Domestic Banking Awards)
Best Broker
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's excellent performance as a brokerage firm.
Finance Asia (Country Awards for Achievement 2008 - Domestic Banking Awards)
Best Private Bank
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability in asset management for super affluent clients.
Finance Asia (Country Awards for Achievement 2008 - Domestic Banking Awards)
Best Derivatives House, Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capability in structured products.
The Asset (Triple A Derivatives and Structured Products Awards 2008)
Best Managed Company in Malaysia - 2nd placing
In recognition of CIMB Group's capabilities in running a company.
FinanceAsia (Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2008)
Best Corporate Government in Malaysia - 2nd placing
In recognition of CIMB Group's best practices in Corporate Governance.
FinanceAsia (Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2008)
Best Investor Relations in Malaysia - 3rd placing
In recognition of CIMB Group's best practices in investor relations.
FinanceAsia (Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2008)
Best Domestic Provider for Local Curreny Products - Structured Interest-rate Products
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's capabilities in Malaysian Ringgit structured interest-rate products.
Asiamoney (Structured Products Poll 2008)
Best Islamic Finance Bank for Malaysia and Asia
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's contribution to the growth of Islamic finance and success in meeting customers' needs for Shariah-compliant products, while creating the foundation for continued fast growth in the future.
Global Finance (World's Best Islamic Institutions 2008)
Location Activation Champion Award
In recognition of CIMB Bank's achievement of highest Western Union transactions activation rate in the Medium-network agent category.
Western Union (Western Union Asia Pacific Agent Summit 2008)
The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Award for Malaysia 2007 - Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
In recognition of Mr Badlisyah Abdul Ghani's excellence among mid-career bankers in Asia.
The Asian Banker (The Asian Banker Achievement Awards 2008)
RAM Award of Distinction 2007 - Special Merit Awards
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability as the Malaysian Top Lead Manager - Corporate Sukuk Market.
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Award of Distinction 2007 - Special Merit Awards
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability as the Malaysian Top Lead Manager - Corporate Bond Market.
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Award of Distinction 2007 - Blueprint Awards
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability in making distinctive, ground-breaking deals. Awarded for Malaysia Innovation of The Year (RM6.2 Billion Senior- & RM1.7 Billion Cumulative Non-Convertible Junior Sukuk Musyarakah issued by Malakoff Corporation Berhad).
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Award of Distinction 2007 - Blueprint Awards
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's ability in making distinctive, ground-breaking deals. Awarded for Outstanding Deal of The Year (RM22 Billion Senior- & RM3.02 Billion Cumulative Non-Convertible Junior Sukuk Musyarakah issued by Binariang GSM Sdn Bhd).
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Lead Manager Award 2007 - Ist (by Islamic issue value)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's leading position in RAM's League Table - in terms of Islamic issue value.
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Lead Manager Award 2007 - Ist (by Islamic number of deals)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's leading position in RAM's League Table - in terms of number of Islamic deals.
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Lead Manager Award 2007 - Ist (by issue value)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's leading position in RAM's League Table - in terms of issue value.
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
RAM Lead Manager Award 2007 - Ist (by number of deals)
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's leading position in RAM's League Table - in terms of number of deals.
RAM Ratings (RAM League Awards 2008)
Innovation Award for Business Process Automation - Account Opening
In recognition of CIMB Bank's innovative automation of the account opening process, which has improved operational efficiency.
Financial Insights (2008 Financial Insights Innovation Awards (FIIA))
CEO of the Year
In recognition of Datuk Noripah Kamso's role in CIMB-Principal Asset Management.
Asia Asset Management (Best of the Best Awards 2007)
Islamic Fund House of the Year 2007 - Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB Islamic Group Asset Management's capabilities in fund management.
Asia Asset Management (Best of the Best Awards 2007)
Best Individual Islamic Banker 2007 - Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
In recognition of Mr Badlisyah Abdul Ghani's role in CIMB Islamic Bank.
Islamic Finance News (IFN Annual Polls 2007)
Best Deal of the Year for Malaysia
In recognition of CIMB Investment Bank's role in the merger between Sime Darby Bhd, Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd, Golden Hope and subsidiaries.
Asiamoney Country Deals of the Year 2007
Best Islamic Bank in Asia
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's contribution to Islamic finance in Asia.
Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2008
Best Sukuk House
In recognition of CIMB Islamic's capabilities in the Islamic bonds market.
Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2008
CIMB Group
Corporate Snapshot (Figures as at 31 December 2018)
(*Including Philippines from December 2018)
Total Assets:
RM 534.1 billion
Total Funds Under Management:
RM 83.0 billion
Global Markets:*
16

Total Shareholders' Funds:
RM 51.4 billion
Staff Strength:
Around36,000