AMINVESTMENT Bank Bhd’s Capital Markets Group won the first runner-up for issue count and second runner-up for issue value awards for Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC)-rated debt and sukuk programmes at MARC’s 2018 Lead Managers League Table Awards.
The award presentation was held at Bangunan AmBank Group on Oct 14, 2019.
Commenting on the recognitions, AMMB Holdings Bhd CEO Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir said: “Amid the challenging environment that we are in today, I am pleased that our investment banking arm has emerged as a top-three winner at the MARC’s 2018 Lead Managers League Table Awards. These achievements underscore our resilience in adapting to the changes in the market while being committed to providing the best debt capital market solutions to our esteemed clients.”
Meanwhile, AmInvestment Bank CEO Soo Seohan said: “AmInvestment Bank is honoured to be recognised by a respected agency such as MARC. We will continue to provide investment banking solutions to all our clients and leverage on our strong presence to maintain and strengthen our investment banking franchise.”
Noteworthy deals rated by MARC in 2018 included the first ringgit-rated bonds issued under the Asean Green Bonds Standards namely Segi Astana Sdn Bhd’s RM415 million Asean Green medium-term notes where AmInvestment Bank acted as the sole principal advisor, sole lead arranger and sole lead manager and Malaysia’s first corporate green SRI Sukuk Wakalah namely Sinar Kamiri Sdn Bhd’s RM245 million Green SRI Sukuk Facility where AmInvestment Bank acted as the sole principal advisor, joint lead arranger and joint lead manager.
MARC’s Lead Managers League Tables which is published annually provides a meaningful measure of domestic corporate and project bond and sukuk issuances in any given year.