Kuala Lumpur, 8 October 2014 – Maybank Kim Eng has been awarded the “Most Innovative Investment Bank from Asia-Pacific” in 2014 by The Banker magazine, a subsidiary of the Financial Times Group. Winners of The Banker’s Investment Banking Awards were announced on 2 October 2014 at an award ceremony held in London.
In its 8th year, The Banker’s Investment Banking Awards is an annual global awards programme that recognises the best innovators among Tier 1 investment banks and independent firms. Winners are chosen by a panel of 14 industry experts.
Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker said: "Maybank Kim Eng is a leading player in the Malaysian and Asian regional markets across a wide range of activities from bonds to Islamic finance to project finance and syndicated loans. The judges recognised its innovative skills in coming up with solutions for its clients. Maybank Kim Eng is a deserving winner of this award."
Commenting on the award win, John Chong, CEO of Maybank Kim Eng Group, said: “We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award which is a true testament to the strength of our integrated platform, the expertise of our team as well as our strong commitment to deliver innovative solutions that serve the global ambitions of our clients. We look forward to building on this momentum as we continue to grow and strengthen our footprint across the region.”
A further testament to its strength, Maybank Kim Eng was also very recently named the Best Investment Bank in Malaysia for 2014 by the Global Banking & Finance Review and Best Bank for Real Estate M&A Advisory in Malaysia for 2014 by Euromoney.