KUALA LUMPUR: For the 12th consecutive year, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (CIMB) holds the top two spots in Bloomberg’s MYR Bonds League Table.

The second-largest bank by size in Malaysia has once again maintained its top positions for Malaysian bond, equities and Ringgit Sukuk arranger, as well as for Asean local currency bonds for the first half of 2017.

CIMB is also in the top two positions for the Global Sukuk league table for the same period.

For the 12th consecutive year, CIMB has also topped Bloomberg’s Underwriter League Table for Malaysian Ringgit Bonds, garnering 32.28 per cent of the Malaysian Ringgit Bond market share with 60 issuances totalling RM16.16 billion in the first half of 2017.

CIMB also led Bloomberg’s Malaysian Ringgit Sukuk, with a market share of 30.56 per cent, amounting to RM11.13 billion, and maintains its dominance in the Asean local currency bonds – for the sixth consecutive year – with a 14.26 per cent market share on the back of 152 issuances worth US$5.45 billion (RM23.4 billion) for the same period.

On the equity front, CIMB was again ranked number one – for six out of the last seven years – in the Dealogic Malaysia Equity Capital Markets (ECM) league table for the first half 2017, having successfully arranged landmark deals which raised a total of US$560 million (RM2.4 billion).

In the same period, CIMB also led the Dealogic Asean ECM league table with a 12 per cent market share, raising US$742 million (RM3.2 billion) in equity capital.

Group chief executive of CIMB Group, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz said: “Maintaining our top rankings, particularly the regional and global ones, is a testament to CIMB’s deep investment banking expertise, complemented by our strong Asean presence and network.

“We owe these prestigious recognitions to our customers' trust and continuous support, as well as our staff's consistent effort in making CIMB a leading Asean universal bank.

“With our T18 recalibration completed, foundations strengthened and regional operating model refreshed, CIMB is now better-poised to harness more opportunities to forward our clients' business goals and ambitions within Asean,” he said.

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