Maybank Kim Eng tops AsPac awards

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Maybank Kim Eng has reaffirmed its regional strength with a recent sweep of award wins and recognition from Asiamoney, The Asset and StarMine, the leading regional financial publications.

Maybank Kim Eng is the fully-owned investment banking arm of the Maybank Group, one of Asia’s leading banking groups and South East Asia’s fourth largest bank by assets.

The Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2014 had Maybank Kim Eng making the list for all categories in Malaysia; placing first for Best in Sales Trading and Best Events and/or Conferences, and coming in second for Best Local Brokerage, Best Execution, Best for Overall Country Research, Most Improved Brokerage Over the Last 12 Months, Best for Roadshows and Company Visits, Most Independent Research Brokerage and Best Overall Sales Service.

Their analysts Desmond Ch’Ng Lye Hoe (banks), Thong-Jung Liaw (energy), Yen-Ling Lee (healthcare), Wei-Sum Wong (real estate), Chi-Wei Tan (technology hardware and equipment, and utilities) also proved to be the best in their fields for Best Research Coverage.

Maybank Kim Eng Regional head for Corporate Access Lucy Chong was named Best Salesperson while Grace Yau and Su-Yen Loke grabbed the number two spots for Best Salesperson and Best Sales Trader, respectively.

In the Philippines, Maybank ATR Kim Eng is the Most Improved Brokerage Over the last 12 months while placing second in the Best Local Brokerage and Most Independent Research Brokerage categories. Raphael Manalaysay also took the second spot for Maybank ATR Kim Eng in the Best Salesperson category.

The Best Research Coverage for Small Caps was awarded to Maria Lapiz in Thailand.

Maybank Kim Eng Securities Thailand also placed first for Most Improved Brokerage Over the Last 12 Months, and second for the Best for Roadshows and Company Visits, and Most Independent Research Brokerage. Singapore also ranked second for Most Improved Brokerage Over the Last 12 Months.

Asiamoney is a financial publication, which reports, and offers analysis on, the financial and investment markets for capital issuers, borrowers, institutional investors and senior corporate and government monetary decision makers with business interests in Asia Pacific.

It also publishes institutional rankings, including the Broker’s Poll.

Maybank Kim Eng also did well at the The Asset Triple A Country Awards clinching Best Brokerage House Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and Best Deal for the 7-Eleven $225-million IPO.

The Asset Triple A Country Awards is Asia’s defining recognition for excellence in the industry. Its reputation has been built upon the stringent methodology, combined with the rigorous approach to the selection of the winners of the coveted awards.

The Asset’s board of editors has several decades’ worth of evaluating industry awards in Asia.

The Asset’s Asian Local Currency Bond Benchmark Review saw Suhaimi Ilias, Group Chief Economist taking the third spot and Winson Phoon being highly commended for the Best Local Currency Bond Individuals for Research in Malaysia.

Maybank Kim Eng Research teams in Malaysia and Singapore also added feathers to their caps with Chai Li Shin from Malaysia coming in first place for Top Earnings Estimator in Construction and Engineering for Asia, and Yeak Chee Keong in third place for Top Earnings Estimator in Industrials for the StarMine Analyst Awards 2014.

StarMine is a Thomson Reuters company and the StarMine Analyst Awards measure the performance of sell-side analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations relative to industry benchmarks, and the accuracy of their earnings estimates in 15 regions across the globe.

“Over the past few years, we have been building up our regional research team to give our clients the best insight on ASEAN; as a whole as well as by country. These awards are testament that our efforts are bearing results and we will continue to strive harder,” John Chong, chief executive officer of Maybank Kim Eng Group, said.

The Maybank Kim Eng group of companies represent businesses stretching around the globe with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and the United States of America.

Maybank Kim Eng has been in Asia for more than 40 years and provides services in corporate finance, debt markets, equity capital markets, derivatives, retail and institutional securities broking and research.












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