The recent glittering Bursa Excellence Awards 2018 ceremony was held with the theme, “Outthinking, Outlasting, Outstanding”, a tribute to the market participants who persevered and were successful in taking the bull by the horn through challenging market cycles with their agility, versatility, innovativeness and sound judgement. Here, Top 10 of Malaysia shares its pick of the ten most outstanding award winners honoured for their contributions to the growth of the Malaysian capital market through equities, derivatives and the Islamic capital market.
Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad
Led by CEO, Datuk Maimoonah Hussain, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad was the champion for the 2018 Best Overall Equities Participating Organization Award. It services encompasses 4 integrated departments which are corporate finance, equity capital markets, debt and capital markets and structured lending. Affin Hwang Investment also focuses around 3 principal business areas, namely, investment banking, securities (including research) and asset management. In addition, Affin Hwang also offers high quality advisory and execution services across investment banking, institutional securities and asset management.
Phillip Futures Sdn Bhd
Philip Futures Sdn Bhd, led by Lam Choon Jin focuses on Information Technology. It was the champion for the 2018 Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant Award. Phillip Futures is a pioneer broking company in Malaysia that provides online trading for local and foreign specified exchanges. It also serves customers worldwide. The company handles everything from execution, settlement and reporting of various asset classes to customers. It also capitalizes on information technology to provide speed and convenience in trade execution while providing mobile trading in both local and foreign products with its product called Phillip Futures Mobile.
Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd
Led by CEO, Azila Abdul Aziz, Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. In addition, it is also a trading participant of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and a clearing participant of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Berhad. Kenanga Futures was the champion of the 2018 Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant Award. It provides electronic and voice execution plus clearing services for products listed on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and CME Group. Kenanga Futures is also a registered company with the US CFTC which enables it to document directly with entities in the United States of America.
Malacca Securities Sdn Bhd
Champion of the 2018 Best Overall Bursa Malaysia-i Participating Organization Award, Malacca Securities Sdn Bhd, led by Lim Chia Wei, is more than 55 years in the stockbroking industry and has 18 branches located in West Malaysia. The company is well known for its business-friendly online trading digital platform, M+ Online for online stock trading solutions. M+ Online is a participating organization of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. It enables investors to check real-time stock prices for free. Different customised trading strategies together with easy-to-read technical charts, financial analysis tools, daily stocks recommendations, live trading analytical records, market outlook and many more are provided by M+ Online.
CIMB Investment Bank Berhad
Led by CEO, Jefferi M Hashim, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad was the champion for the 2018 Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation (Investment Bank) Award. It provides market-leading conventional, investment banking and Islamic financial advice for its clients banking solutions. CIMB Investment operates through financial advisory, underwriting, debt, derivative, investment and securities services. Its financial advisory and underwriting segments operate offers services in areas such as structured financial solution, origination of capital market products, mergers and acquisitions, asset backed securities, corporate advisory and Islamic capital products.
Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, winner of the 2018 Best Institutional Equities Participating Organization (Investment Bank) Award, is led by its CEO, Datin Ami Moris and is an investment banking arm of Maybank. After an acquisition of Kim Eng Holdings Limited with Maybank Group, Maybank Investment is known regionally as Maybank Kim Eng. It has an extensive network of offices in 11 countries including Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. It also offers a host of financial services such as corporate finance, investment banking and debt markets.
KAF Seagroatt & Campbell Securities
KAF Seagroatt & Campbell Securities is a subsidiary of KAF Seagroatt & Campbell Bhd. It the 2018 Best Institutional Equities Participating Organization (Non-Investment Bank) Award. This financial services group handles money market activities, investment banking, stock broking, Islamic banking, research, investment fund management, fund advisory and trustee services. It also deals with institutional and retail dealings, online trading, global equities trading, shares margin financing, nominee services. It has an efficient research team who provides quality research reports for the stock broking services.
UBS Securities Malaysia Sdn Bhd
UBS Securities Malaysia Sdn Bhd, established in 1992, was formerly known as UBS Equity Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The financial services provider won the 2018 Best Institutional Equities Foreign Participating Organization Award. The company provides insurance agent and broker services, operating in the securities and commodity exchange industry. It also provides advisory services and access to international capital markets.
Macquarie Capital Securities (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Founded in 1998, global financial service provider, Macquarie Capital Securities (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was the winner of the 2018 Best Structured Warrant Issuer Award. Macquarie has more than 1,000 structured warrants over Malaysian listed companies in Malaysia and over the S&P 500 Index, Hang Seng Index, the local benchmark FBM KLCI and the iShares China A50 Index ETF. It keeps investors informed via its structured warrants website and has provided the highest quality market making.
RHB Investment Bank Berhad
Led by CEO, Robert Huray, RHB Investment Bank Berhad is known for its merchant banking business internationally and locally. It operates through segments like investment banking, treasury and asset management. Its investment banking segment provides services such as advisory, fund raising in structuring, issuance of debt securities, capital market instruments, corporate and debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and many more. Besides the services mentioned, the bank also provides services such as negotiation and arrangement of insurance contract and advisory of insurance related matters plus securities margin financing services. RHB Investment Bank Berhad was the champion for the 2018 Best Retail Derivatives Trading Participant Award.