Business Awards 2022

Mar22270 Sep2 550 As Malaysia’s leading investment bank, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad has built up a reputation for excellence when it comes to supporting its clients. With a host of financial solutions on hand, it has become renowned for innovative deal structures and efforts to build a more sustainable and equitable future for ASEAN. The team’s belief that growing profits and doing the right thing are compatible has earned them success in the APAC Business Awards 2022. We dig a little deeper to find out more. For nearly fifty years, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad — the wholly-owned investment banking arm of Malayan Banking Berhad, Malaysia’s largest banking group — has been supporting clients through its twin pillars of Investment Management and Investment Banking & Advisory. Its extensive suite of financial solutions includes debt advisory and arrangement via bonds/sukuk, project financing, leveraged financing and loan syndication, corporate finance, equity capital markets, merger and acquisition advisory, sector advisory, equity derivatives, retail and institutional securities broking and research. Staying true to Maybank’s mission of “Humanising Financial Services”, the investment bank believes that growing profits and doing the right thing are totally compatible. It is committed to mobilising sustainable finance, supporting clients in their transition journeys, and empowering people with a right to invest. Regularly earning accolades for its role in capital markets transactions as well as its broking services and research capabilities, Maybank Investment Bank has been a pioneer in many respects. A great example is its role as primary distribution bank for the Government of Malaysia’s MYR666mil Sukuk Prihatin. Launched in 2020 to assist in the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sukuk was the first of its kind to combine digital, retail and charitable elements. Investors not only were able to earn returns from the subscription but also had the option of donating the principal amount (in part or full) upon its twoyear maturity. Maybank Investment Bank was also the Sole Principal Adviser, Sole Lead Arranger and Joint Lead Manager for Sime Darby Property Berhad’s MYR800mil Sukuk Musharakah which included an issuance of MYR150 mil ASEAN Sustainability SRI Sukuk Musharakah. The issuance was the first sustainability Sukuk globally to be based on the Shariah principle of Musharakah, and the first ASEAN sustainability SRI Sukuk by a real estate developer. The proceeds will go towards existing and/or future projects of a sustainable nature in line with Sime Darby Property’s 2030 Sustainability Goals and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These innovative streaks have seen Maybank Investment Bank rise to become a stalwart of the APAC region. With its golden jubilee coming up next year, it’s incredible to think how much the firm has contributed to the capital markets. As the future beckons, it is clear that the team will have to continue to evolve to stay ahead of the game. One thing is for sure: sustainability will continue to be a strategic priority. En route to becoming ASEAN’s leading sustainability-first investment bank, the firm has alreadyset up a specialist regional Sustainability Research team as well as a dedicated Sustainable Finance team that provide endto-end support to clients. Whilst the ASEAN region was known to be old-economy heavy in the past, ESG-related opportunities open up new prospects that Maybank Investment Bank stand ready to capture. The future seems bright as Maybank Investment Bank celebrates five decades in the industry. We celebrate their success, too, and are eager to see what they do next. Company: Maybank Investment Bank Berhad Web Address: Address: 32nd Floor, Menara Maybank, 100 Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Telephone: +603-2059 1888 Most Sustainable Investment Banking Firm - Kuala Lumpur Maybank Investment Bank Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Fad’l Mohamed