Awards & Accolades

2008

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 2008, 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.


IFR Asia

IFR Asia Awards 2008

  • Singapore Capital Markets Deal of the Year - DBS' SGD 1.5 billion Hybrid Tier 1
  • Best Loan House Singapore

Global Investor

Global Sub-Custody Poll 2008

  • Ranked 1st (weighted and unweighted categories) in Singapore

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia 2008 Achievement Awards

  • Best Taiwan Deal - DBS Bank's acquisition of Bowa Bank
  • Best Leveraged Financing Deal in Asia - Lead Arrangers - KKR's USD 575 million acquisition of Unisteel and acquisition finance facility

The Asset

The Asset Triple A Regional Awards 2008

  • Best Syndicated Loan - Mandated lead arrangers - USD 1.2 billion Reliance Industries

Alpha South East Asia

2nd Annual Deal Awards

  • Best Secondary Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia, Joint Lead Manager and Underwriter - DBS Bank
  • Best FX Solution in Southeast Asia - DBS Bank
  • Best Structured Trade Solution in Southeast Asia - DBS Bank
  • Best Commodity Trade Solution in Southeast Asia - DBS Bank

PFI

PFI Awards 2008

  • Leisure Deal of the Year (Asia Pacific) - Resorts World @ Sentosa

FinanceAsia

Finance Asia Fixed Income Research Poll

20th in Asia amongst the global banks
  • Best Borrower - Singapore

The Asset

Asset Asian Triple A Awards 2008

Country Winner - Singapore
  • Best Domestic Investment Bank - DBS Bank

The Banker

Top 200 Asian Banks
  • Ranked 14th - DBS Bank

IR Magazine

South East Asia Conference & Awards 2008 - Award winners

  • Best investor relations website - DBS Group Holdings

Hong Kong Call Centre Association

Hong Kong Contact Centre Award 2008

  • Gold Award - Contact Centre Agent of the Year (Inbound)- Winnie Ho
  • Bronze Award - Contact Centre Agent of the Year (Outbound) - Joyce Wong

Lafferty Group

Best Governance Review - Asia

 

Singapore International

Singapore International 100 Ranking 2008

Overall Overseas Revenue
  • Ranked 20th - DBS

Global Finance

World Safest Banks 2008

  • Ranked 41 - DBS

World Best Bank 2008

Asia:
  • Singapore - DBS

World Best Bank 2008 Best in Class Best Foreign

Exchange Banks

Regional Winners:

  • Southeast Asia - DBS
Country Winner:
  • Singapore - DBS

The Asian Banker

The Asian Banker 300

The Region's Largest Banks
  • Ranked 23rd - DBS Group Holdings
  • Ranked 123 - DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
The Largest Banks in Greater China
  • Ranked 35th - DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
The Largest Banks in South and Southeast Asia
  • Ranked 2nd - DBS Group Holdings
  • Performance Rankings
  • Largest Profit
  • Ranked 23rd - DBS Group Holdings
Asia Pacific's Strongest Banks
  • Ranked 30th - DBS Group Holdings
  • Ranked 63th - DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Asiamoney

FX Poll

  • Best Domestic Providers of FX Services as voted by Corporates
  • Singapore - DBS Bank
  • Best Domestic Providers of FX Services, as voted by Financial Institutions
  • Singapore Ranked 2nd - DBS Bank

Corporate FX Poll, 2008

  • Best Domestic FX Providers
  • Best Domestic provider of FX Services
  • Ranked 1st - DBS Bank
  • Best for Innovative FX Products and Structured Ideas
  • Ranked 1st - DBS Bank
  • Best Single-Bank Electronic Trading Platform
  • Ranked 1st - DBS Bank

Energy Business Awards

Energy Business Awards Asia 2008

  • Energy Broking, Asia - Gold Award Winner - DBS Vickers

Factors Chain International

  • 2008 Best Export Factor of the Award

Global Finance

World Best Internet Banks in Asia 2008

  • Best Consumer Internet Bank - Singapore
  • Best Consumer Internet Banks - DBS Bank
  • Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks - DBS Bank

Regional Winners - not part of the world's 50 largest financial institution

  • Corporate category - DBS Bank

Alpha South East Asia

Alpha Southeast Asia Awards

  • Best Bank
  • Best Cash Management House
  • Best Trade Finance Bank
  • Best Financial Supply Chain Bank
  • Best Bond House
  • Best Equity House
  • Best Investment
  • Best Private Wealth Management House

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Country Awards

  • Best Bank
  • Best Investment Bank
  • Best Equity House
  • Best Debt House
  • Best Trade Finance Bank
  • Best Forex Bank
  • Best Broker - DBS Vickers

Euromoney

Awards for Excellence 2008

  • Best Debt House - Singapore
  • Best Bank - Singapore

Global Finance

Asia's Best Companies Poll 2008

Country - Singapore

Best Managed Company

  • Ranked 2nd - DBS
Best Corporate Governance
  • Ranked 3rd - DBS
Best Investor Relations
  • Ranked 5th - DBS
Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy
  • Ranked 7th - DBS

Global Finance

World's Best Islamic Financial Institutions 2008

Country Winner
  • Islamic Bank of Asia - Singapore

Asiamoney

Best Bank Awards

Singapore
  • Best Domestic Equity House
  • Best Domestic Debt House

The Banker

Deals of the Year 2008

  • Deal of the Year (Bahrain), Mandated Lead Arranger, Arcapita Bank's USD 1.1bn syndicated Murabahah
  • Facility - DBS Bank

FinanceAsia

The Asianinvestor 200

  • Ranked 33rd - DBS Group

The Asianinvestor 200 by market

  • Ranked 5th - DBS Group (Singapore)

The Asianinvestor 200 by type of institution

  • Ranked 3rd - DBS Group (Financial Holding Companies)

IFR Asia

Special Report: League Tables

  • DBS - IPOs, Malaysia

Corporate Governance Asia

4th Recognition Award, Class of 2008: The Best of Asia

  • Singapore - DBS Bank

Global Finance

World's best Sub-Custodian Banks 2008: Country Winner

  • DBS - Singapore

Global Finance

World's best developed markets Banks 2008

  • DBS - Singapore

World's best Islamic Financial Institutions 2008

  • Country Winner
  • Islamic Bank of Asia - Singapore

Forbes

The Global 2000: The world's biggest companies

  • Ranked 344 - DBS Group

The Asian Banker

Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2008

  • Best Retail Banking Branch Innovation (POSB)
  • Best Brand Building Initiative (DBS/POSB)

Brand Finance

Global 500 Financial Brands Index

An annual review of the top banking brands in the world
  • Ranked 100th - DBS

The Asset

The Asset Triple A Transaction Banking Awards 2008

  • Transaction Banking
  • Best Transaction Bank - by Country
  • DBS Bank - Singapore
  • Cash Management
  • Best Cash Management Bank - by Country
  • DBS Bank - Singapore
  • Trade Finance
  • Best Trade Finance Bank - by Country
  • DBS Bank - Indonesia
  • DBS Bank - Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Deals
  • Highly commended
  • US$100million end-to-end financing
  • Bank - DBS Bank
  • Client - PT Pemata Hijiau Group
  • Securities and Fund Services
  • Best Subcustodian - by Country
  • DBS Bank - Singapore
  • Best Domestic Custodian - by Country
  • DBS Bank - Singapore

Sucofindo

Most Active Bank In Warehousing Receipt Financing Implementation

Alpha South East Asia

Best Trade Financing Solution of the Year in South East Asia

Business Today

14th Business Today-KPMG Survey of India's Best Banks

  • Best Small Bank(2007) category
 

The Edge Lipper

DBS Asset Management

  • Best Fund Over Three Years Equity Global Small and Mid Caps- Shenton Global Advantage
  • Best Fund Over Five Years Global Small and Mid Caps - Shenton Global Advantage
  • Best Fund Over Five Years Equity Singapore - Shenton Thrift Fund

Euromoney

Asian Review of the Year 2007 in January 2008

  • Best Arranger of Loans for Singaporean Borrowers
  • Best Arranger of Loans for Indonesian Borrowers

Euromoney

Private Banking Poll

  • Best Domestic Private Bank
  • Singapore
  • Ranked 1st - DBS

Euromoney

Asia's Best Managed Companies

Singapore
  • Ranked 4th - DBS

Global Finance

World's Best Foreign Exchange Bank 2008

Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2008

  • Regional Winner - Southeast Asia : DBS
  • Country Winners - Singapore : DBS

Asiamoney

Corporate Governance Poll

Singapore
  • Best Overall for Corporate Governance (19 companies cited)
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Best for Disclosure & Transparency
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Best for Responsibilities of Management & The Board of Directors
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Best for Shareholders' Rights & Equitable Treatment
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
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