Malaysian bond market top performers recognised at RAM League Awards 2018

KUCHING: RAM Ratings honoured the best of the Malaysian debt market for the 15th consecutive year, at the annual RAM League Awards (RLA) 2018 held in .

The event acknowledges the work and dedication of the most prominent financial institutions (FIs) and organisations that are leaders, innovators and visionaries in the domestic capital market as well as global financial markets. A total of 20 awards were presented.

Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad (Hong Leong Investment) claimed the top spot in the RAM league tables for corporate bonds in terms of value, having arranged RM39.6 billion or 31 per cent of RAM-rated corporate bonds in 2017.

Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank Investment) came in second overall, with RM38.9 billion or 30.6 per cent of RAM-rated corporate bonds arranged during the same period, while CIMB Investment Bank Bhd (CIMB IB) was third.

For corporate bonds in terms of number of issues arranged in 2017, Hong Leong Investment and Maybank Investment occupied the top two positions in RAM’s League Table. Hong Leong Investment was again first, having closed 14 deals, while Maybank Investment came next with eight. AmInvestment Bank Bhd (AmInvestment) took third position.

In the category of RAM-rated programmes in 2017 by programme value, Maybank Investment clinched top position. Maybank Investment had arranged RM36.6 billion or 58.3 per cent of deals rated by RAM during the period. CIMB IB, meanwhile, was second in terms of programme value, with RM17 billion or 27.1 per cent of RAM-rated . AmInvestment came in at third place.

For number of sukuk issues, Maybank Investment and Hong Leong Investment again held the top two spots in 2017. Maybank Investment took first position, having arranged eight RAM-rated sukuk deals, while Hong Leong Investment was second with seven.

There were three third-place joint winners in this category, namely AmInvestment, CIMB IB and MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad with four sukuk deals each.

RAM League Award X was the final category for the evening. Maybank Investment took pole position for corporate bonds and sukuk excluding intra-group arranged deals by programme value during the period. Maybank Investment had arranged RM8.9 billion or 32.6 per cent of RAM-rated deals in 2017.

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Source: Borneo Post Online

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