ABF Corporate and Investment Banking Awards

Inquire Now

How did you learn about the awards programme?

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download Awards Deck

Please wait...

Recognising the best of the best in the banking and finance industry

#ABFAwards

The ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards

The ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards honors banks who successfully handled significant deals or launched innovative initiatives to deliver exceptional services for their clients.

Submission Opens:
Jan 04, 2021
Submission Closes:
May 21, 2021
Awards Presentation Day:
Jul 01, 2021

Watch our trailer for Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2020

TESTIMONIALS

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

I want to thank ABF, the leading Asian media group, for your continuous recognition to grant this second award to FEIB ...

Steve Chi Head of Corporate Banking, Far Eastern International Bank

This is a matter of pride, we are very, very happy. And this motivates us to continue to innovate and displace and have ...

Kabeer Naqvi President & CEO, U Microfinance Bank Limited

Being able to get access to capital and cash, while at the same time, being recognised for how you are able to do it and...

Henry Albert R. Fadullon Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. (a Partner of PNB Capital and Investment Corporation)

Recognition is very important for us as the encouragement of going forward. It’s definitely a moment that we will cheris...

Mahbub Jamil Head of Structured Finance, The City Bank Limited

Watch videos from past winners

ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 2020 Winner: U Microfinance Bank Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: PrimeCredit

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: Baiduri Bank

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: BDO Private Bank

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: HSBC Bank Vietnam Ltd

Why should you enter

NETWORK

Winners will be invited to attend the prestigious awards dinner in Singapore. Winners can bring their clients, peers, and colleagues to the awards dinner and celebrate their well-deserved award with them.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honored in Asia.

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for today's banking and finance leader, the Asian Banking & Finance. With its monthly circulation of 7,250 copies and 16,218 monthly active users in its website, you are sure to reach elite level decision makers of large banking and financial service institutions in Asia.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Guidelines and Criteria

GUIDELINES

  1. Nomination is open to all domestic corporate and investment banks in Asia.
  2. Each bank can nominate up to 3 categories only.
  3. Awards will be judged by an esteemed industry experts committee based on nominations received.
  4. Each nomination form is valid for 1 entry only. If you are nominating for several categories, please enter each entry separately.
  5. Nomination is free of charge.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. For entries that will be submitted for the Corporate and Investment Bank of the Year category, the bank must demonstrate an overall remarkable achievements over the last 12 calendar months of 2020.
  2. For entries that will be submitted for the deal-based and project-based categories such as Debt, Equity, M&A, Corporate Client Initiative, Syndicated Loan, Innovative Deal, Green Deal, and Project & Infrastructure Finance, the deal/project must be arranged in 2020.

CATEGORIES

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year
  • Debt Deal of the Year
  • Equity Deal of the Year
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year
  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year
  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year
  • Innovative Deal of the Year
  • Green Deal of the Year

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  1. For entries that will be entered for the Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year category:
    • Achievements - What are the remarkable milestones that the corporate and investment banking arm has achieved?
    • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the bank encountered in moving the corporate and invesment banking arm forward? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?
    • Impact - What are major successful deals that bank the were involved in and what was the impact to the client?
  2. For entries that will be submitted for the deal-based and project-based categories such as Debt, Equity, M&A, Corporate Client Initiative, Syndicated Loan, Innovative Deal, Green Deal, and Project & Infrastructure Finance categories:

    • Achievements - What are the remarkable milestones of the deal/project?
    • Effectiveness - Did the deal/project achieve its objectives and targets? What measures have been used to assess its success?
    • Impact - What was the impact to your client and the bank?

HOW TO ENTER?

  1. Go to the online nomination form.
  2. Read the award entry guidelines and eligibility for your reference.
  3. Fill out the company information and entrant details fields.
  4. Choose the category you'd like to enter.
  5. Provide project information: Project title, 500-word summary of the entry, and client testimonial/s (if any).

  6. You will then receive an email confirmation from the ABF Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.
  7. To substantiate your entry, send supporting documents or photos to julie@charltonmediamail.com.

    • Supporting documents and photos must be in PDF, PowerPoint and/or JPG format

    • For supporting videos, Youtube.com or Vimeo.com links must be provided.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 21 May 2021, Friday
Awards presentation: July 2021

Past Winners

Aktif Yatırım Bankası A.Ş

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Turkey

Allied Bank Limited

  • Green Deal of the Year - Pakistan

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year – Pakistan

ARMECONOMBANK

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Armenia

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam JSC. (BIDV)

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Vietnam

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Malaysia
  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Malaysia

Bank Muscat

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Oman

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Oman

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Oman

BDO Capital & Investment

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Philippines
  • Green Deal of the Year - Philippines

BPI

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Philippines
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Philippines

Bualuang Securities PCL

  • Corporate & Investment Securities Firm of the Year - Thailand
  • Equity Deal of the Year - Thailand

CTBC Bank

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Taiwan
  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Taiwan

DBS Bank Ltd

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Singapore

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Singapore

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Singapore

  • Green Deal of the Year - Singapore

Far Eastern International Bank

  • Green Deal of the Year - Taiwan

GULF INTERNATIONAL BANK

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Bahrain

Habib Bank Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Pakistan
  • Debt Deal of the Year - Pakistan

ICICI Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - India
  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - India

Land Bank of the Philippines

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Philippines
  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Philippines

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Malaysia

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Malaysia

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Malaysia

MCB Bank Limited

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Pakistan
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year – Pakistan

Meezan Bank Limited

  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Pakistan

National Bank of Pakistan

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Pakistan
  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Pakistan

NDB Investment Bank Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Sri Lanka

National Development Bank PLC

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Sri Lanka

PNB Capital and Investment Corporation

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Philippines

PT. Bank CIMB Niaga, Tbk.

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Indonesia

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year – Indonesia

  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Indonesia

QINVEST LLC

  • Investment Product Initiative of the Year - Qatar
  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Qatar

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

  • Green Deal of the Year - Malaysia

SB Capital Investment Corporation

  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Philippines
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year – Philippines

Siam Commercial Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Thailand
  • Green Deal of the Year - Thailand

Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Taiwan
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year – Taiwan

Taishin International Bank

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Taiwan

Taishin Securities Co., Ltd

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Taiwan

U Microfinance Bank Limited

  • Microfinance Syndication Deal of the Year - Pakistan

United Overseas Bank Limited

  • Innovative Deal of the Year - Singapore
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited (Project Marigold)

  • Project Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year - Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited (Project Derby)

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year – Singapore

UOB (Capitaland)

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Singapore

YUANTA Securities

  • Corporate & Investment Securities Firm of the Year - Taiwan

Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Bahrain

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK)

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year - Kuwait

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam JSC. (BIDV)

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Vietnam

Bank Negara Indonesia

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Indonesia

BAO VIET COMMERCIAL JOINT STOCK BANK

  • Corporate Bancassurance Initiative of the Year - Vietnam

Bank of Ayudhya PCL (Krungsri)

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Thailand

BankDhofar

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Oman
  • Equity Deal of the Year - Oman

BDO Capital & Investment Corporation

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Philippines

BPI Capital Corporation

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Philippines
  • Green Deal of the Year - Philippines
  • Equity Deal of the Year - Philippines

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Sri Lanka

CTBC Bank

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Taiwan

DBS Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Singapore
  • Equity Deal of the Year - Singapore

Doha Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Qatar

Far Eastern International Bank

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year - Taiwan

Faysal Bank

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Pakistan

Habib Bank Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Pakistan
  • Debt Deal of the Year- Pakistan

ICICI Bank Ltd.

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - India

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Malaysia

Maybank Investment Bank

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Malaysia

MCB Bank Limited

  • Equity Deal of the Year - Pakistan
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Pakistan

Meezan Bank Limited Islamic

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Pakistan

Mutual Trust Bank Ltd

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Bangladesh

National Development Bank PLC

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - Sri Lanka
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year - Sri Lanka

NDB Investment Bank Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Sri Lanka

Noor Bank PJSC

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year - United Arab Emirates

PNB Capital and Investment Corporation

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Philippines

PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Indonesia
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year - Indonesia

RCBC Capital Corporation

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Philippines
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Philippines

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Malaysia

Riyad Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Saudi Arabia

Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

  • Green Deal of the Year - Taiwan

The City Bank Limited

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year - Bangladesh

The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Thailand
  • Debt Deal of the Year - Thailand
  • Equity Deal of the Year - Thailand

Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year - Mongolia

UOB

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year - Singapore
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year - Singapore
  • Debt Deal of the Year - Singapore

Yuanta Securities Co., Ltd

  • Corporate & Investment Securities Firm of the Year - Taiwan

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam JSC (BIDV) 

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year- Vietnam

Bank of Ayudhya PCL (Krungsri)

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year- Thailand

BDO Capital & Investment Corporation

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Philippines

  • Equity Deal of the Year- Philippines

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Philippines

BPI Capital Corporation

  • Debt Deal of the Year - Philippines

Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Taiwan

China International Capital Corporation Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- China

CIMB Investment Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Malaysia

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Malaysia

CTBC Bank

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Taiwan

DBS Bank

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Singapore

  • Equity Deal of the Year- Singapore

GIB Capital

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year- Saudi Arabia

Habib Bank Limited

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Pakistan

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year- Pakistan

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Pakistan

ICICI Bank Limited

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year- India

JOINT DEVELOPMENT BANK

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Laos

Joint stock commercial bank Agrobank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Uzbekistan

​Maybank Investment Bank

  • Equity Deal of the Year- Malaysia

  • ​Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year- Malaysia

Meezan Bank Limited

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Pakistan

National Australia Bank

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Australia

  • Equity Deal of the Year- Australia

National Development Bank PLC

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Sri Lanka

  • Syndicated Loan of the Year- Sri Lanka

  • Corporate Client Initiative of the Year- Sri Lanka

OJSC Bank Eskhata

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Tajikistan

SB Capital Investment Corporation

  • IPO Deal of the Year - Philippines

Siam Commercial Bank

  • Corporate & Investment Bank of the Year- Thailand

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Thailand

  • Equity Deal of the Year- Thailand

UOB

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year- Singapore

  • Debt Deal of the Year- Singapore

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Julie Anne Nunez

(+65) 3158 1386 ext. 221

awards@charltonmediamail.com

Meet the Judges

*subject to change

Event Photos

2019
2018

TESTIMONIALS

Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 2020 Winner: U Microfinance Bank Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: PrimeCredit

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: Baiduri Bank

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: BDO Private Bank

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: HSBC Bank Vietnam Ltd

Corporate and Investment Banking Awards 2019 Winner: The City Bank Limited

Retail Banking Awards 2019 Winner: Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

News

Asian Banking & Finance Awards holds first ever digital awards presentation

By
Janine Ballesteros
Aug 07, 2020
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

More than 120 banks were awarded in this year’s programme.

Over a hundred exceptional banks from 30 countries were recognised at the 2020 Wholesale Banking Awards, Retail Banking Awards, and Corporate & Investment Banking Awards...

Asian Banking & Finance Awards recognises record number of outstanding companies

By
Alyssa Divina
Jul 19, 2019
Categories:
Retail Banking

More than 270 senior banking executives graced the event.

Over a hundred exceptional banks from 37 countries were recognised at the 2019 Wholesale Banking Awards, Retail Banking Awards and Corporate & Investment Banking Awards held...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

You can send an entry via the online nomination form where you have to fill in details about your company and the product that you wish to enter. You also have to submit a 500 word write up summarizing your product details and why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

Only one (1) winning company will be awarded per category.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

Yes, you may send multiple entries for a maximum of two categories. One online form is equivalent to one entry so if you are nominating multiple entries, please enter each separately.

What can I nominate?

You may nominate successful deals or innovative strategies that made a positive impact to your clients or the bank's business.

What is Asian Banking and Finance?

Asian Banking and Finance is the industry magazine serving Asia’s dynamic financial services industry. Each issue carries a balanced mix of articles which appeal to the C-level executives of large banking and financial services institutions in Asia.

Asian Banking and Finance is printed quarterly and is circulated to senior management in Asia’s financial services firms through direct mail delivery and by bulk copies to headquarters.
 

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

We do understand the current situation with COVID-19. Rest assured that our priority remains that of our guest and their safety. So our team will be doing an online awards presentation and video interview through video-conferencing.