Ratings agency, MARC presented awards to its high achievers in its Lead Managers’ League Tables for 2021 which ranks the lead managers by volume and number of lead-arranged issuances rated by MARC in any given year.
The issue count league table of MARC-rated debt and sukuk programmes/issuances was led by RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad came in second place, while in third place was HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad.
RHB Investment Bank Berhad also took the top spot in the 2021 Lead Managers’ League Tables by issued value. Maybank Investment Bank Berhad came in second place, followed by CIMB Investment Bank Berhad in third place.
Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad was recognised in a separate category and awarded the Sustainability Award 2021. This award is in recognition of the bank’s issuance of an RM500 million ASEAN Sustainability Sukuk in 2021, aimed at providing financing facilities for the SME segment in projects embedded with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) elements.
“On behalf of MARC, it is our pleasure to be honouring the top achievers of MARC’s Lead Managers’ League Tables for 2021. The award winners reflect the excellence that we continue to witness in helping clients to raise funds from the capital market, which is an integral part in nation-building. I am hopeful that the awards will serve as an inspiration for all to achieve greater heights in the future,” said Datuk Jamaludin.