Maybank Investment Bank named Malaysia’s Best Bond House by IFR and tops all four categories in RAM League Awards 2023

(From left) Maybank Investment Bank debt capital markets head Sarina Dalik, investment banking and advisory head Kevin Davies, chief executive officer Datuk Fad’l Mohamed and Maybank Investment Banking Group debt capital markets regional head Andrew Lim at the RAM League Awards 2023.

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) continues to stamp its leadership in the Malaysian debt market by winning Best Bond House in the International Financing Review (IFR) Asia Awards 2022 while simultaneously topping all four categories at the RAM League Awards 2023.

On the RAM League Tables for overall corporate bonds and sukuk, Maybank IB led with 10 issues totalling RM13.37bil whilst for sukuk it arranged eight issues at a total programme value of RM12.57bil last year.

Meanwhile, IFR highlighted Maybank IB’s ability to bring new issuers to the market thus expanding the range of sectors available to investors. One of these was edotco Group’s maiden sukuk that was upsized to RM1.4bil from RM1bil. Maybank IB was joint principal adviser, joint lead arranger, joint lead manager and joint sustainability structuring adviser for the sukuk programme.

Another standout deal was Sarawak Petchem’s RM4bil sukuk, Malaysia’s largest greenfield project financing in the bond market since 2018, for which Maybank IB acted as joint lead principal adviser, joint lead arranger and joint lead manager.

Datuk Fad’l Mohamed, chief executive officer, Maybank IB, in a statement said: “This achievement further solidifies our leadership in debt capital markets and is instrumental as we celebrate Maybank IB’s 50th anniversary this year.

"We will continue to be at the forefront of product innovation and ideation for our clients, with a focus on ESG. As the first local investment bank to set up a dedicated sustainable finance team back in 2021, we are fully committed to supporting our clients’ transition journey.

“For this year, we continue to see strong demand from investors for sustainability offerings, and we anticipate that corporates would continue to tap our capital markets given ample liquidity, better pricing transparency and the ability to lock in long term to match their cash flows,” he added.

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