21  December 2015
Maybank IB voted Malaysia’s Best Brokerage House in Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2015

- Also voted best Best Overall Country Research and Macroeconomic Research for Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 21 December 2015 – Maybank Investment Bank (“Maybank IB”) was voted Best Brokerage House in Malaysia, Best Overall Country Research and Best Macroeconomic Research for Malaysia by fund managers across the world in Asiamoney’s Brokers Poll 2015. The Asiamoney’s Brokers' Poll is Asia’s largest and most recognised annual equities poll for institutional research and brokerage, and this year’s poll received a total of 5549 audited responses from 2,564 different fund management institutions from around the world.

Maybank IB’s research team also topped the poll in several categories namely Best Research Coverage for Banks, Diversified Financials, Insurance, Real Estate, Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment, Technology Hardware & Equipment, and Utilities. In addition, the investment bank was voted Best for Overall Sales Services, Best for Execution, Best in Sales Trading, Best for Event and/or Conferences, and Best for Roadshows and Company Visits.

The investment bank, known globally as Maybank Kim Eng, was also voted third for the Most Improved Brokerage over the last 12 months in Asia (ex-Japan), the Most Improved Brokerage in the last 12 months in Thailand, second Best Brokerage House in Singapore and Philippines, amongst others.

Commenting on the achievement, John Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Investment Bank and Maybank Kim Eng Group said, “We are extremely honoured to have received such strong recognition from our clients. Over the past few years, we have been strengthening our institutional equities offerings and building up our research teams across the region, and this acknowledgement is clear testament that our efforts are bearing fruits.”

Maybank Investment Bank’s ranking in the 2015 Asiamoney's Brokers Poll



Overall regional sales as voted by most active traders (Asia excluding Australia and Japan) #10


Best salesperson servicing hedge funds #2

Kenric Singhakowin

Most improved brokerage over the last 12 months in Asia (excluding Japan) #3





Best Local Brokerage in Malaysia


Best for overall country research in Malaysia


Best Research Coverage:





Suhaimi Ilias


Desmond Ch’Ng Lye Hoe

Diversified Financials

Desmond Ch’Ng Lye Hoe


Desmond Ch’Ng Lye Hoe

Real Estate

Wei Sum Wong

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Ivan Yap Boon Tiong

Technology Hardware & Equipment

Ivan Yap Boon Tiong


Chi Wei Tan

Best overall sales services in Malaysia


Best salesperson in Malaysia

Lucy Chong

Best salesperson in Malaysia #2

Grace Yau

Best sales trader in Malaysia

Su Yen Loke

Best execution in Malaysia


Best in sales trading in Malaysia


Most improved brokerage over the last 12 months in Malaysia #2


Best for event and/or conference in Malaysia


Best for roadshows and company visits in Malaysia


Most independent research brokerage in Malaysia #2




Best local brokerage in the Philippines #2

Best overall sales service in the Philippines #3

Most improved brokerage in the Philippines #3




Best local brokerage in Singapore #2


Best sales trader in Singapore #3

Connie Tan

Most improved brokerage in Singapore #2




Best overall sales service in Thailand #3

Most improved brokerage over the last 12 months in Thailand

Best for roadshows and company visits in Thailand #3

Note: The ranking is #1 unless indicated otherwise

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