Nominations open: FinanceAsia Country Awards for Achievement 2012

We are pleased to invite the leading financial institutions in the region to prepare their submissions for our Country Awards for Achievement.

The FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2012 are the industry standard for recognising excellence in Asian finance.

We are pleased to invite Asia’s leading financial institutions to submit for this year’s awards. The deadline is May 22, 2012. Submissions can be sent to [email protected].

DOMESTIC BANK AWARDS

Territories from which submissions are accepted:

Bangladesh1
Cambodia1
China2
Hong Kong2
India
Indonesia
Korea
Malaysia
Mongolia3
Pakistan3
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka1
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

Please note: We use Dealogic data for our decisions. If you choose to use another league table provider please also include Dealogic’s league table and reconcile the differences. We do not give full credit for self-led deals.

1 Best Bank only
2 Best China Equity House will take into account deals done in the domestic market only, while all China IPOs/ECM deals in Hong Kong will be considered under Best Hong Kong Equity House
3 Best Bank and Best Investment Bank only

 

Best Bank
The submitting banks should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide all the information in the required order and do not simply provide an annual report:

  • A description of the bank’s performance in the past year, detailing key events the bank has faced. These might include credit events, mergers and so forth.
  • The bank’s financials including the recent financial year (and where possible, latest quarter). This should include pre- and post-tax profits, the non-performing loan ratio, provisioning, return on equity, capital adequacy ratios and net interest margin. Please specify total assets, total loans, total deposits and total branch numbers. Please detail percentage changes from previous year.
  • Please specify which metrics the bank itself is focused on based on internal targets.
  • Describe the bank’s vision and long-term strategy.
  • Describe how the bank views its market position versus its nearest competitor.
  • A breakdown of where the profits come from split between corporate banking, retail banking and treasury.
  • Bank analyst feedback. Is your bank a ‘buy’ with a large number of analysts? Please detail which analysts have a ‘buy’ on the stock. Has the share price performed better than your peer group in the period since June 1, 2010?

 

Best Bond House
The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide all the information in the required order:

  • A list of bond deals plus the amount your firm has executed (with exact role) in the country’s local currency. Include dates executed.
  • League table position, based on start date of June 1, 2011.
  • Case studies (up to five) of the largest, most significant transactions and their relevance to the market and its development.
  • Background on your institution and the way that the fixed income department is organised.
  • Positive influence your institution may have had on the development of the local bond market since June 1, 2011.

 

Best Equity House
The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide all the information in the required order:

  • A list of IPOs, secondary offerings and convertible bonds (include amounts) your firm has executed in the country’s local currency, specifying role (eg, lead manager, co-manager). Include dates executed.
  • Specify participation in any international equity offerings, where relevant. Include dates executed.
  • Provide case studies (up to five) of the largest, most significant transactions and their relevance to the market and its development.
  • Specify ownership structure if a JV with a foreign entity.

Note: Best China Equity House will take into account deals done in the domestic market only. All China IPOs/ECM deals in HK will be considered under Best Hong Kong Equity House.

 

Best Broker
The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide all the information in the required order:

  • Breakdown of market shares on the local exchange since June 1, 2011. (This should include monthly ranking with percentages, as well as an average for the period concerned.)
  • Breakdown of the percentage of the business, which is retail versus institutional.
  • Breakdown of the percentage of commissions that come from local accounts versus foreign.
  • Successful examples as a distribution channel for IPOs and secondary offerings.
  • Provide up to five examples of your firm’s equity research, explaining where it made decisive calls.
  • Specify ownership structure if a JV with a foreign entity.
  • Please provide a written testimonial from one of your larger clients (in terms of volume) that has been using your services for over three years.

 

Best Investment Bank
This award will be given out in countries where we feel an overall best investment bank emerges. The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide the information in the required order:

  • Details of firm’s history, ownership structure, size and human resources.
  • Provide details of all of the firm’s advisory and M&A work since June 1, 2011.
  • Provide information requested in the Best Bond House and Best Equity House categories.

 

Best Foreign Exchange Bank
The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide the information in the required order:

  • What FX products do you provide for customers and what new products have you rolled out since June 1, 2011
  • What is your market share of trading flows
  • Please provide a written testimonial from a client that has been using your services for over three years
  • FinanceAsia will also poll international banks and FX customers for their views

 

Best Private Bank
Asia is getting richer and consequently we have noted an increase in the onshore wealth management firms offering private banking advice. The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide the information in the required order:

  • Please demonstrate the size and scope of your business in the country in question, both in terms of assets under management and the number of customers you have
  • Explain the breadth of offerings you have, in terms of reach and span of client coverage

Note: We will announce these awards on the web, mid-August; and in the Rich List magazine issue in September, when we list Asia’s top 100 wealthiest people.

 

FOREIGN BANKING AWARDS

Territories from which submissions are accepted:

Bangladesh1
Cambodia1
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Korea
Malaysia
Mongolia2
Pakistan1
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka1
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

1 Best Commercial Bank only
2 Best Investment Bank only

 

Best Foreign Commercial Bank
The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide all the information in the required order:

  • Submissions should contain all published financials on the bank’s operation in the country in question. In Malaysia, for example, it is possible to include ALL key financials such as net income numbers and return on equity. Where financials are not separately broken out or published, institutions should provide as much data as is possible.
  • The number of branches and headcount (how has this changed in the period?)
  • What are the key business lines the bank undertakes in the country and their approximate percentage contribution to the bottom line.
  • List all key transactional business executed by the bank, such as important participations in a loan, an important in-country cash management mandate, an increase in the bank’s custody business in the June-May period, trade finance, etc.
  • Has the bank made any acquisitions? How have they improved the franchise? Give details.
  • Testimonials from clients in the relevant countries will gain credit in the decision making process. No more than Five Testimonials should be included, with a balance between major local companies and multinationals operating in that country. Testimonials should come on the client’s notepaper and more credit will be given where a client makes specific mention of why the bank is their preferred choice (as opposed to a boilerplate letter).

 

Best Foreign Investment Bank
The submitting firms should supply the below information in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint format. Please provide all the information in the required order:

  • What is your on-the-ground presence? Credit will be given for a significant presence.
  • List number of staff and breakdown of what they do (ie, 10 analysts, five in corporate finance)
  • List key deals executed in debt, equity and M&A, with explanation of importance, structure and date executed. Please list other joint bookrunners or advisers on each deal.
  • League table position since June 1, 2011 in debt, equity and M&A from the country concerned.
  • Provide details of key local client relationships and repeat business executed.
  • How long has your institution been in the relevant country?
  • Do you have any senior staff members who are well known within the country for their many years of expertise or their career history outside the firm?

Note: For China, we will take into account deals done in the domestic market only. All China IPOs/ECM deals in Hong Kong will be considered under Best Foreign Investment Bank for Hong Kong

Testimonials from satisfied clients will get credit. No more than Five Testimonials should be included from clients for whom you have executed investment banking transactions. Testimonials should come on the client’s notepaper and more credit will be given where a client makes specific mention of why the bank is their preferred choice (as opposed to a boilerplate letter).

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