Winners: FinanceAsia Country Awards 2022 – North Asia

Here, we unveil the winners across China, Hong Kong SAR, Mongolia, South Korea and Taiwan.

Globally, the past two years have proven very challenging, and Asia remains in the throes of dealing with issues including restrictions, lockdowns and supply chain disruptions. Added to this, geopolitical tensions continue to run high, with the human crisis of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine permeating all corners of society and of course, the financial markets.

While these elements, combined with volatile commodity markets and soaring energy prices have impacted the market and the universal push towards a sustainability transition, there remains some optimism. The past year has witnessed a flurry of activity across Asia’s capital markets – everything from innovation in the form of SPAC-tacular financing structures and unique unicorns, to the market’s response to changing regulation and careful conservatism amid real estate-fuelled contagion concerns.

It is with this in mind that FinanceAsia is delighted to announce the winners of our flagship Country Awards, an annual process that showcases the market participants that have demonstrated resilience in their commitment to supporting their clients alongside government schemes.

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors alongside technology continuing to underscore all financial conversations – especially as we emerge from the pandemic, this year, we have introduced some new award categories: Biggest Social Impact and Most Innovative Use of Technology.

A special thanks must go to our expert jury who led the process of reviewing the plethora of submissions we received detailing achievements between the eligibility period of 01 April 2021 – 01 April 2022.

Read on for details of the winners for North Asia.

Full write-ups explaining the rationale behind each choice will be published online as well as in the summer edition of FinanceAsia magazine.

For other winners:

Click here to see the winners across South Asia.
The winners for Southeast Asia will be published tomorrow (Friday 27 May).

*** NORTH ASIA ***


Best Broker: China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
Best Investment Bank: China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
Best DCM House: China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
Best ECM House: China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
Best Law Firm: Han Kun Law Offices
Best Chinese Onshore Ratings Agency: China Lianhe Credit Rating Company

Best Bank: HSBC
Best Investment Bank: Goldman Sachs
Best Chinese Offshore Ratings Agency: Fitch Ratings


Best Bank: HSBC
Best Broker:  China Everbright Securities International
Best Chinese Offshore Ratings Agency: Lianhe Ratings Global
Best DCM House: HSBC
Best ECM House: Haitong International Securities Group
Best Investment Bank: HSBC
Best Law Firm: King & Wood Mallesons
Best Private Bank: HSBC
Best Sustainable Bank: HSBC

Best Bank: DBS Bank
Best Investment Bank: Goldman Sachs
Biggest Social Impact: DBS Bank
Most Innovative Use of Technology: DBS Bank


Best Bank: Khan Bank


Best Investment Bank: Credit Suisse


Best Bank: E.SUN Bank
Best DCM House: KGI Securities
Best Investment Bank: KGI Securities
Best Private Bank: CTBC Bank
Best Sustainable Bank: CTBC Bank
Most Innovative Use of Technology: Bank SinoPac

Best Bank: Citibank
Best Investment Bank: Citibank
Biggest Social Impact: DBS Bank
Most Innovative Use of Technology: DBS Bank


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