The Asset Triple A Awards
The Asset Triple A
Country Awards 2015
China
China
Best Houses
Best Deals
Best bank - Global
  • Citi
    Recorded strong growth in its institutional clients group and continued to be part of market reforms via its sub-branch in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone
 
Best bank – Domestic
  • CCB
     
    Continued international expansion becoming the first RMB clearing bank in South America. Also maintained ROE/ROA while keeping costs under control during a difficult period
 
Best corporate and institutional bank – Global
  • Citi
     
    Deep roots in China, a strong engagement with regulators plus strong execution delivered for Citi in 2015
 
Best corporate and institutional bank – Domestic
  • CICC
     
    A tough year with senior management changes but continued to plow on across debt, equity and M&A, leading to a successful IPO in Hong Kong
 
Best equity house
  • CICC
    Leading arranger for equity capital markets transactions in both A-Share and H-Share markets
 
Best bond house – Global
  • HSBC
     
    Executed landmark deals and provided a diverse range of funding options for clients across G3 and structured finance
 
Best bond house – Domestic
  • ICBC
     
    As the leading underwriter in China’s burgeoning onshore bond market, ICBC leads the way among peers in completing groundbreaking deals
 
Best M&A house
  • CICC
     
    A trusted adviser in China’s M&A market working on a broad range of deals including outbound/inbound transactions, domestic industry consolidation and strategic investments
 
Best loan house
  • BOC
     
    Stands out not only for its onshore activity but as a leading bank for Chinese borrowers expanding their business activities globally
 
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Best Houses
Best Deals
Best bank - Global
  • HSBC
    Strong franchise in Hong Kong that continues to grow despite increased competition in the marketplace. Particularly strong in trade finance serving clients across various market segments
 
Best bank - Domestic
  • Hang Seng Bank
    Under competitive operating conditions, Hang Seng was able to achieve diversification and growth in non-interest income, including growth in revenue from wealth management business
 
Best corporate and institutional bank - Global
  • Citi
    • Strong global house that has maintained consistent leadership across all products serving a diverse client base in Hong Kong
 
Best corporate and institutional bank - Domestic
  • CCB
    Was an active market participant during the review period playing an important role in financing and advising projects involving the likes Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties and China Travel Financial
 
Best equity house
  • CCB
     
    A clear front-runner amongst Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong in the IPO space being involved in the most significant deals
 
Best bond house - Global
  • HSBC
     
    Traditionally a strong house that has maintained its position by executing key deals for its clients in G3 bonds, HKD bonds and offshore RMB transactions
 
Best bond house - Domestic
  • BOC
     
    An active player in the market being able to work with a diverse client base during the review period. Is the only Chinese bond house that has participated in bond issuance for all four asset management corporations in China
 
Best bond house (Dim sum bonds)
  • HSBC
     
    HSBC continued to open up the onshore RMB bond market issuing a number of dim sum issuances during the review period
 
Best M&A house
  • Citi
    For the second year in a row, Citi maintained its presence and advised a number of noteworthy M&A deals in Hong Kong
 
Best loan house
  • HSBC
     
    Despite the drop in Hong Kong’s loan market volume, HSBC was able to execute jumbo transactions for companies such as the Noble Group and Sun Hung Kai Properties
 
Best brokerage house
  • HSBC
    Has one of the largest and most diverse customer bases servicing Hong Kong and international investors. HSBC’s prime brokerage unit in particular services seven of the ten largest China-focused hedge funds as prime clients
 
Japan
Japan
Best Deals
Best bond deal:
  • SoftBank US$4.45 billion dual- tranche €/US$ senior notes offering
    Largest ever foreign bond issue by a Japanese company with the orderbook more than 3.5x oversubscribed
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs
Credit Agricole CIB, Merrill Lynch International, Mizuho Securities Asia, Morgan Stanley, Nomura International
 
Best bond deal – Highly commended:
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation US$2.5 billion 5-year and 10-year dual-tranche global bonds
    Issuer was able to achieve both its financial needs and meet investor demand while at the same time maintaining the liquidity as a benchmark bond
Barclays, Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan
 
Korea
Korea
Best Houses
Best Deals
Best bank
  • Citi
    Continued its strong form in all units of its business. Aside from its robust corporate and institutional banking division, the bank also maintained its consumer banking business that is now pivoting to onboarding additional wealth management clients
 
Best corporate and institutional bank
  • Citi
    Whether its M&A or DCM, this house was active in all major deals coming out of Korea during the review period
 
Best equity house
  • Citi
    Strong house that was involved in several key IPOs and block trades
 
Best bond house
  • HSBC
     
    Was able to demonstrate its ability to do both G3 and local currency issues for corporates during the review period. Has a particularly strong relationship with Export-Import Bank of Korea working on several deals during the review period
 
Best M&A house
  • Citi
     
    Shaped the Korean market by being involved in a number key transactions
 
Taiwan
Taiwan
Best Houses
Best Deals
Best bank - Global
  • Citi
    Ended September 2015 on a strong note by being the most profitable foreign bank that offers best in class services for its clients in Taiwan
 
Best bank - Domestic
  • E.Sun Bank
     
    Embrace of digital banking has produced cost efficiencies helping to maintain competitive ROE/ROA in a crowded banking marketplace
 
Best corporate and institutional bank - Global
  • Citi
     
    Strong house that was able to provide solutions for Taiwanese MNCs like Acer and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering during the review period
 
Best corporate and institutional bank - Domestic
  • Yuanta Securities
    Was able to demonstrate the depth of its franchise in Taiwan during the review period
 
Best equity house
  • Yuanta Securities
     
    Local Taiwanese house that punches above its weight to offer its clients a range of equity financing solutions
 
Best bond house - Global
  • HSBC
     
    HSBC was key in getting several issuers to tab into Taiwan’s highly liquid investor base during the review period
 
Best bond house - Domestic (NT dollar bonds)
  • MasterLink Securities
    MasterLink Securities
    Significant player in the Taiwan helping a number of local corporates tab the bond market
 
Best bond house - Domestic (Formosa bonds)
  • Sinopac Securities
     
    Strong house in the Formosa bond space being involved in key deals such as Lloyds Bank US$250 million dual-listed bond on the London Exchange and Taipei Exchange
 
Best bond house - Domestic (International bonds)
  • KGI Securities
     
    Robust international bond activity during review period being part of a number of deals involving several currencies
 
Best M&A house
  • Citi
     
    Was adviser in major M&A transactions in Taiwan during the review period including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s US$1.5 billion 25% acquisition of Siliconware Precision Industries
 
Best loan house
  • CTBC
     
    House is the most internationalized lender among Taiwan peers being the agent bank for several foreign borrowers during the review period
 
Best brokerage house
  • Yuanta Securities
    Market leader that was able to grow its business during the review period. Has a acquired 11 memberships from the world’s most important exchanges
 
 
Indicates a consecutive winner of this award category.
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