Awards & Accolades

2003

At DBS, we put our customers first. And the confidence that our customers have in us drives us to excel and to redefine boundaries.

We continued to garner numerous prestigious awards in 2003, reflecting our growing strength and influence on the financial landscape throughout Asia. We are proud that the market recognises the strengths of our diverse team and our ability to deliver innovative financial solutions to our customers. Here are some of our awards.


FinanceAsia

Achievement Awards 2003

    Deals of the Year:
  • Best Structured Loan
  • (Hanaro Telecom $600 million loan)
  • Country Deal Awards:
  • Best Deal by Country
  • (SingPost $452 million IPO)

AsiaRisk

Interest Rate Products

    Interest Rate Swaps:
  • Ranked 2nd - Hong Kong Dollar
  • Ranked 1st - Singapore Dollar
  • Interest Rate Option:
  • Ranked 3rd - Hong Kong Dollar
  • Ranked 1st - Singapore Dollar
  • Interest Rate Swaptions:
  • Ranked 2nd - Hong Kong Dollar
  • Ranked 1st - Singapore Dollar
  • Forward Rate Agreements:
  • Ranked 1st - Singapore Dollar
  • Currency Products

    Cross-Currency Swaps:
  • Ranked 2nd - Hong Kong Dollar
  • Ranked 1st - Singapore Dollar
  • Currency Options:
  • Ranked 5th - Singapore Dollar
  • Ranked 5th - Thai Baht
  • Currency Forwards:
  • Ranked 1st - Singapore Dollar
  • Ranked 2nd - Thai Baht

IFR

Asia Awards 2003 - Review of the Year

  • Asian Loan House of the Year

IFR

    Ranked Top:
  • Top bookrunners of SIngapore dollar bonds
  • Ranked Top:
  • Top bookrunners of Singapore dollar bonds (domestic)
  • Ranked 6th:
  • Top bookrunners of Singapore dollar bonds (non-domestic)
  • Ranked 8th:
  • Top bookrunners of Asia Pacific syndicated loans (ex-Japan & Australia)
  • Ranked 7th:
  • Top mandated arrangers of Asia Pacific syndicated loans (ex-Japan & Australia)
  • Ranked 7th:
  • Top bookrunners of Philippines syndicated loans
  • Ranked 7th:
  • Top bookrunners of Hong Kong syndicated loans
  • Ranked 9th:
  • Top bookrunners of Malaysia syndicated loans
  • Ranked 3rd:
  • Top bookrunners of Singapore syndicated loans
  • Ranked 6th:
  • Top bookrunners of South Korea syndicated loans

The Asset

The Asset's Triple A Country Awards 2003

  • Best Domestic Investment Bank
  • Editor Daniel Yu has this to say in commenting about our performance: "DBS Bank has pulled away from the pack as the domestic investment bank of choice in Singapore this year, a testament to the success of its focused strategy to become a force in investment banking. It sends a clear message also of its capability to structure similarly significant deals in Asia. It was involved in several landmark transactions including as the global coordinator and joint bookrunner of the S$684 million IPO for Singapore Post as well as SingPost's S$300 million inaugural bond issue. DBS Bank was also the joint lead manager for the SP PowerAssets' S$3.8 billion dual currency issue, the largest bond offering in Singapore in 2003."

Asiamoney

Brokers Poll

    DBS Vickers

    Overall Combined Research & Sales

  • Ranked 17th: Overall
  • Ranked 19th: Mega Funds
  • Ranked 18th: Hedge Funds
  • Overall Research

  • Ranked 17th: Hedge Funds
  • Overseas Sales

  • Ranked 17th: Overall
  • Ranked 18th: Mega Funds
  • Ranked 19th: Hedge Funds

The Asset

The Asia Equities Benchmark Survey 2003

    Top local Asian brokerage houses by country:

    DBS Vickers

  • Ranked 3rd in Region: Weighted by Tier Shares
  • Ranked 2nd in Region: Weighted by Assets
  • Ranked 4th in Region: Weighted by Turnover
 

The Straits Times

3rd Annual Call Centre Awards 2003

    Individual Awards:
  • Call Centre Champion of the Year 2003 - Runner-up
  • Team Leader of the Year 2003 - Runner-up

The Asset

The Most Astute Fixed Income Investors:

  • Alfred Ting - DBS

IFR

    Ranked 14th:
  • Top mandated arrangers of Asia Pacific syndicated loans (ex-Japan)
  • Ranked 8th:
  • Top mandated arrangers of Asia Pacific syndicated loans (ex-Japan & Australia)
  • Ranked 8th:
  • Top bookrunners of Asia Pacific syndicated loans (ex-Japan & Australia)
  • Ranked 10th:
  • Top bookrunners of international Asia Pacific equity (ex-Japan)
  • Ranked 9th:
  • Top bookrunners of global common stock Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) - DBS Group
  • Ranked 10th:
  • Top bookrunners of international Asia Pacific equity (ex-Japan & Australia) - DBS Group
  • Ranked 8th:
  • Top bookrunners of global common stock Asia Pacific (ex-Japan & Australia)
  • Ranked 18th:
  • Top bookrunners of syndicated credits
  • Ranked 17th:
  • Top mandated arrangers of syndicated credits
  • Ranked 9th:
  • Bookrunners of Asia-Pacific deals (excluding Japan)
  • Ranked 4th:
  • Bookrunners of Asia-Pacific IPOs (excluding Japan)
  • Ranked 18th:
  • All international equities top 20 positions (Bookrunners ranked by amount)
 

Basic Point

    Ranked 3rd:
  • Top Tier Arrangers - Singapore Loans (Jan - Sep 2003)
  • Ranked 7th:
  • Top Tier Arrangers - South Korea Loans (Jan-Sep 2003)
  • Ranked 8th:
  • Top Tier Arrangers - Asian Loans (Jan - Sep 2003)

The Asset

The Best Credits in Asia

  • Weighted by assets

Risk

Risk Global Derivatives Ranking 2003:

  • Ranked 4th (US dollar/Asia)

Global Finance

Best Sub-Custodians 2003 Country Winners - DBS

Asiamoney

Corporate Results

    Ranked 11th:
  • Weighted overall Best Fores Banks in Asia (ex-Australia & New Zealand)
  • Ranked 3rd:
  • Best overall FX Services (Singapore)
  • Ranked 2nd:
  • Best overall FX Services - SGD/USD (Singapore)
  • Ranked 3rd:
  • Best for Executing Trades in Terms of overall speed, efficiency and services (Singapore)
  • Ranked 4th:
  • Best Relationship Management (Singapore)
  • Financial Institutions Results
  • Ranked 5th: Best FX Options ( C) Asian currencies-vanilla
  • Ranked 2nd: Best FX Options (D) Asian currencies-exotics

Euromoney

Awards for Excellence 2003

  • Best Bank - DBS Bank
  • Best Equity House - DBS Bank
  • Best Debt House - DBS Bank

IFR Asia

    Ranked 3rd:
  • Top Bookrunners of Singapore Syndicated Loans
  • Ranked 7th:
  • Top Bookrunners of Singapore Dollar Bonds
  • Ranked 6th:
  • Top Bookrunners of Singapore Dollar Bonds (Domestic)
 

Basic Point

  • Ranked 4th: Top Tier Arrangers

IFR

Regional Tables

  • Ranked 14th: Top 50 Asia-Pacific loan bookrunners

Asiamoney

  • League Table
  • (Jan 1 - May 31, 2003)
  • Ranked 7th: M&A-Advisers Asia (ex-Japan)
  • (US$2.115)

Euromoney

    Ranked by Shareholder Equity:
  • No. 61 position

FinanceAsia

Country Awards for Achievement 2003

  • Best Local Investment Bank - DBS
  • Best Local Broker - DBS Vickers Securities

AsiaRisk

Annual End-User Poll 2003

    Ranked 3rd:
  • Interest Rate Options - Singapore Dollar
  • Ranked 3rd:
  • Cross-Currency Swaps - Singapore Dollar
  • Ranked 2nd:
  • Currency Options - Singapore Dollar
  • Ranked 1st:
  • Currency Forwards - Singapore Dollar
  • Ranked 2nd:
  • Forward Rate Agreements - Singapore Dollar
 

The Business Times

  • Survey - Poll of CFOs in nine Asian Economies
  • Conducted by Australian Consultant East & Co
  • Ranked 3rd: Value for Money - DBS Bank

Asiamoney

Cash Management Poll

  • Ranked 5th: Best Non-Japan Asian Currencies
  • Correspondent Banking Services (US$ 5-25bn) and more than US$25bn)

SPRING Singapore

'Singapore Quality Class' Certification Award:

  • DBS Bank, Processing and Servicing Division

Asiamoney

League Table (1 January- 30 April 2003)

  • Ranked 7th: M&A-Advisers Asia (ex-Japan)(US$2.115)
  • Cash Management Poll
  • Ranked 10th: Overall Best Global/Regional Cash
  • Management Bank in Asia, including Japan
  • Ranked 3rd: Best Cash Management Banks in Singapore
  • Best Domestic Bank Award (Singapore)
  • Best Domestic Bond House in Singapore - DBS Bank
  • Best Domestic Equities House in Singapore - DBS Vickers

Global Finance

Annual Survey on World's Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers:

  • Best CLS-Linked Bank Offering (Asia)

Forbes

  • A-List (Forbes collection of the world's 400 finest companies)

Project Finance

Asia Pacific Telecom Deal of the Year for 2002

  • Maxis Mobile/Maxis Communications US$435 million term loan transaction

FinanceAsia

  • Top in Best Corporate Governance

The Asset

  • Best New Structure Equity Issue - A REIT

Global Finance

Annual Award (Regional & Country):

  • Best Exchange Bank & Providers for 2003

The Asian Banker Journal

The Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Banking Awards 2002

Singapore 1000 2002/2003 Awards

  • Highest Net Profit

IFR Asia

Awards 2002 `Review of the Year'

  • - China Loan of the Year (Shanghai Hua Qing Real Estate)
  • - Singapore Loan House of the Year

The Asset

Asian Awards 2003

  • Best Domestic Investment Bank

Global Finance

Best Bank Awards 2002

  • Best Bank in Singapore

The Asset

Asian Awards 2002

  • Best Domestic Bank in Singapore
  • Ranked 2nd:
  • Best in Corporate Governance in Singapore
  • Best Mid-Cap Loan House
  • Best New Equity Structure for Ascendas REIT

29th Annual Report Awards Competition 2003

  • 2nd Runner-up for Best Corporate Governance (DBS Group)
  • Winner of Certificate of Special Commendation (DBS Group)
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