Maybank Investment Bank Recognised as Asia Pacific’s Best Islamic Investment Bank and Sukuk Adviser of the Year by The Asset
Kuala Lumpur, 10 July 2019 – Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) clinched a total of thirteen awards at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019 including two marquee accolades for Best Islamic Investment Bank and Sukuk Adviser of the Year for Asia Pacific.
Maybank IB was also recognised as Malaysia’s Best Islamic Investment Bank and Malaysia’s Sukuk Adviser of the Year, alongside multiple awards for key deals that underscored the investment bank’s capacity for undertaking innovative Islamic finance transactions.
The awards were given in recognition of Maybank IB’s strong performance during the period under review. Explaining the rationale, The Asset said Maybank IB played a prominent role in key deals in Malaysia as well as other markets including Indonesia, where it has manifested its capability in arranging local currency deals. Sukuk issuances continue to dominate Islamic finance activity in the region, and the investment bank was involved in major deals that defined the sukuk market during the review period, according to the publication.
“We are truly honoured to have won the coveted awards, including our first ever accolade for Asia Pacific’s Best Islamic Investment Bank, which recognises our regional capabilities in undertaking complex Islamic finance transactions across the deals spectrum. These awards are testament to the hard work of our talented investment banking team and their abilities to execute innovative financing solutions for our clients,” said Fad’l Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Investment Bank Bhd.
“The recognition reaffirms our regional leadership position as a pioneer in the ESG and Islamic Finance space. Sustainability has always been at the core of our DNA, with our mission for Humanising Financial Services serving as a guiding principle that keeps us focused on what we do, who we are doing it for, and most importantly, why we are doing it. We will continue leveraging on our Intelligence, Insights and Innovation-led investment solutions to help our clients build more sustainable businesses,” said Ami Moris, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Group.
Among the prominent award winning deals are HSBC Amanah’s RM500 million United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Sukuk (“Islamic Deal of the Year/Best Sukuk/Most Innovative Deal/Best Islamic Deal - Malaysia”), PT Sarana Multi Infastruktur’s IDR1.5 trillion Sukuk and Green Bond (“Best Islamic Deal – Indonesia”), Yinson TMC’s RM950 million Perpetual Sukuk Mudharabah (“Best Corporate Hybrid Sukuk”), and Eco World International Bhd’s RM180 million Unrated Sukuk Murabahah (“Best Unrated Sukuk”).
Established in 2010, The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious awards in what has become one of the fastest growing and most promising niches of global finance. The Asset adopts
a rigorous approach in selecting the best Islamic institutions and transactions in the various countries that defined the industry. Point scores for both quantitative and qualitative factors are combined to determine the winners.
List of Awards
|Name of Award||Region||Deal Name|
|Best Islamic Investment Bank||Asia Pacific||-|
|Sukuk Adviser of the Year||Asia Pacific||-|
|Best Islamic Investment Bank||Malaysia||-|
|Sukuk Adviser of the Year||Malaysia||-|
|1. Best Islamic Deal
2. Islamic Deal of the Year
3. Best Sukuk
4. Most Innovative Deal
|Malaysia||HSBC Amanah RM500 million United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Sukuk|
|Best Government Guaranteed Sukuk||Malaysia||Pengurusan Air Sdn Bhd RM2.1 billion Government Guaranteed IMTN Issuance|
|Best Corporate Hybrid Sukuk||Malaysia||Yinson TMC RM950 million Perpetual Sukuk Mudharabah|
|Best Unrated Sukuk||Malaysia||Eco World International RM180 million Unrated Sukuk Murabahah|
|Best Islamic Project Finance Deal||Malaysia||DanaInfra Nasional RM2.5 billion Sukuk|
|Best Islamic Deal||Indonesia||PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur IDR1.5 trillion Sukuk and Green Bond|