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SinoPac Securities awarded for its trailblazing achievements in finance and contributions to the environment

The company received two trophies at the 2021 ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 

As a top player in the finance industry, SinoPac Securities Corporation operates businesses in brokerage service, proprietary trading, and underwriting business. The leading financial service giant in Taiwan takes the podium as it secured two trophies at the 2021 ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards. 

The company received both the Debt Deal of the Year and the Green Deal of the Year, proving its financial market dominance whilst pursuing an environmentally responsible business approach.

The company received the Debt Deal of the Year award after its successful partnership with Macquarie Group, the world's largest infrastructure asset manager and Australia's top-ranked mergers and acquisitions adviser.

SinoPac Securities and the Macquarie Group have built a strong partnership as both have worked together on fruitful endeavours in Taiwan since 2015. SinoPac shared its expert insight on Taiwan’s bond market and has provided Macquarie Group with its underwriting expertise. Since then, the company underwrote every Macquarie Bank’s bond issuance.

Through the strong business practices of both parties, the partnership was able to offer precise market insight on pricing for Taiwanese investors. This propelled the Macquarie Group to become the largest Renminbi issuer amongst Australian issuers in the Formosa market.

“This deal can perfectly show the strong partnership between Macquarie and SinoPac Securities. We have worked together since 2015 when the Formosa market was still expanding. We have kept our relationship closer each year through every issuance of Macquarie bank,” Frank Huang said, he is the head of Fixed Income Division of SinoPac Securities.

SinoPac Securities values the established partnership between them and the Macquarie Group as a long-term business relationship that benefits all parties involved. The company believes that good two-way communication and trust are irreplaceable key factors that ensure business practices can be done successfully in the foreseeable future.

“Macquarie and SinoPac have been working together in the fixed income market for many years, so we are very familiar with each other’s needs and always help each other explore more potential business cooperation opportunities in the fixed income market,” the representative explained. “We think the best way to strengthen the relationship between two parties is to generate more business opportunities. Creating both parties a win-win situation is the best way to continue strengthening our relationship for a long way,” the representative added.

Meanwhile, the company’s second award, the Green Deal of the Year was received after promoting its environmental efforts through The First Taiwan Sustainable Bond. The fund generated from this deal was not only used for the development of renewable energy and energy technology but was also used to create a program to assist the local workforce during the financial uncertainties of the past year.

The programme took years of careful effort to build a strong foundation. Both Bank SinoPac and SinoPac Securities have worked together to develop green Financing in 2017. SinoPac Securities underwrote the first green bond in Taiwan, which was then issued by Bank SinoPac that same year. Three years later, SinoPac Securities pursued the first Sustainable bond in Taiwan following the "Green Finance Action Plan 2.0" of the Financial Supervisory Commission.

The first part of the fund was used to provide loans to certain solar energy companies that showed responsible efforts in energy conservation and environmental protection. The fund has offered 116 different solar plants, which could generate 51 million kWh per year and reduce about 26 thousand tons of CO2 emissions annually.

The second part of the fund helped provide loans to companies that matched the government regulations of the national development council. The main goal of the effort was to provide financial assistance to companies that expanded their capital expenditure in Taiwan and to help create more jobs opportunities for locals.

“Our government provides some policies to attract companies to invest in Taiwan and create job opportunities. This project offered three different companies to create 441 job opportunities for the local employee market, which also matched the government’s goal on Three Major Programs for Investing in Taiwan,” the representative explained.

Finally, the remaining part of the fund was used to help certain companies cope with the economic backlash of the previous year. The company said that the economic uncertainties experienced in the last year changed how people work, learn, and interact both personally and professionally. This project provided support to 21 companies with 974 employees to maintain their daily operations.

“SinoPac Securities is committed to promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth, social development, and environmental protection, to eliminate any form of inequality within and beyond the organisation,” the representative said. 

“This green deal is our first sustainable bond underwriting, and we will continue working with our business partners and clients to exert our financial influence and facilitate the green industrial chain through the integration of core financial businesses,” the representative concluded.

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