Awards & Accolades

2009

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 2009, 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.


The Asset

The Asset Triple A Regional Awards 2009

  • Best Syndicated Loan - Bookrunner - Noble Group
  • USD 2.4 billion three-tranche revolving loan facility

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia End-of-Year Achievement Awards 2009

  • Best Singapore Deal - Bookrunner - CapitaMalls Asia's
  • USD 2.05 billion IPO
  • Best High Yield Bond - Lead Manager - Adaro's USD 800 million 10-year senior notes

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Deals of the Year 2009

  • Best High-Yield Bond - Bookrunner - Adaro Indonesia
  • USD 800 million 7.625% bonds due 2019
  • Best Syndicated Loan - Bookrunner - Noble Group USD 2.4 billion three-tranche revolving loan facility

IR Magazine

IR Magazine South East Asia Awards

  • Best annual reporting - DBS 2008 Annual Report

Project Finance International

PFI Awards 2009

  • Power Deal of the Year - Mandated Lead Arranger - Senoko Power SGD 2.35 billion 5-year loan

Alpha SEA

Alpha Southeast Asia's End of Year Awards 2009

  • Global Transaction Services Banker of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Asian Equity House of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Structured/Commodity Finance Solution of the Year
  • Best Trade Finance Solution of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Foreign Exchange Solution of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Vanilla/Structured Loan Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Equity Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia

IFR Asia

IFR Asia Awards 2009

  • Singapore Loan House
  • Singapore Capital Markets Deal - Lead Arranger & Bookrunner - Noble Group and its USD 2.4 billion three-tranche loan
  • Issuer Of The Year - Lead Arranger & Bookrunner - Noble Group and its USD 2.4 billion three-tranche loan

Global Finance

Global Finance World's Best Trade Finance Bank Providers

  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Fixed income research poll

  • Best Borrower in Singapore
  • Asia's Best Firms, Overall Research - Ranked 18th in Asia

Global Finance

Global Finance Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2010

  • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Singapore

Business Today

Business Today KPMG Best Bank Awards 2009

  • India 's Best Small Bank: DBS India
  • India 's Fastest Growing Small Bank: DBS India

The Asset

The Asset Benchmark Research 2009

  • Regional houses with the largest number of astute investors - Ranked 4th in Asia
  • Houses with most nominated astute investors - Ranked 5th in Singapore

21st Century Business Herald

2009 Asian Banks Competitiveness Ranking Report

  • 2009 Best International Trading Bank in Asia Ranked 6th most competitive amongst Asian banks

Hong Kong Call Centre Association

Hong Kong Call Centre Association Awards 2009

  • Hong Kong Best Contact Centre of the Year: DBS HK

The Asset

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2009

  • Best Domestic Investment House in Singapore
  • Best Domestic Bond House in Singapore

Lafferty Group

Lafferty Cards Awards 2009

  • Best Card Issuer in Singapore
  • Best Debit Card in Singapore - POSB MasterCard Debit Card
  • Best Classic Card in Singapore - POSB Everyday Card (MasterCard)
 

Professional Wealth Management & The Banker

PWM/The Banker Global Private Banking Awards 2009

  • Best Private Bank in Asia - Shortlisted
  • Best Strategy for Growth - Highly Commended

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Top 100 Asian Banks

  • FinanceAsia Top 100 Asian Banks

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2009

  • Best Local Brokerage in Singapore

Asia Risk

2009 Asia Risk Awards for Excellence

  • House of the Year in Singapore

Securities Investors Association (Singapore)

SIAS 10th Investors' Choice Awards 2009

  • Most Transparent Company Award - Finance category Best Retail Broker Award

Singapore Exchange Limited

SGX 10th Anniversary Special Achievement Awards

  • For promoting Singapore as a key fund-raising centre: DBS Bank

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Country Awards for Achievement 2009

  • Best Asian Bank

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Structured Products Poll 2009

  • Credit Products - Ranked 9th in Asia-Pacific
  • G3 Currency Products - Ranked 8th in Asia-Pacific
  • Local Currency Products - Ranked 8th in Asia-Pacific
  • G3 Interest Rate Products - Ranked 8th in Asia-Pacific
  • Local Currency Interest Rate Products - Ranked 7th in Asia-Pacific

Asiamoney

Asiamoney FX Poll 2009

  • Best domestic providers of FX services, as voted by financial institutions, Singapore
  • Best domestic providers of FX services, as voted by corporates, Singapore
  • Best for innovative FX products and structured ideas as voted by corporates in Singapore
  • Best single-bank electronic trading platform as voted by corporates in Singapore

Starmine

2009 Singapore Business Times and Starmine Analyst Awards

  • Top Most Award-Winning Brokers, Singapore - Ranked 1st: DBS Vickers

TATA AIG Life Insurance Co Ltd

  • 'Best Persistency 2008-2009' Award (Bancassurance category): DBS India

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Private Bank Country Awards 2009

  • Best Private Bank in Singapore

The Banker

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2009

  • Ranked 8th in Asia
  • Ranked 54th in the world

Asiamoney

Asiamoney 2009 Cash Management Poll

  • Best local cash management bank as voted by corporates in Singapore - for the MEDIUM corporate category

Euromoney

Asiamoney Poll of Polls Award

  • FX Poll of Polls: Best local/ domestic FX bank in Singapore, since 1991
  • Cash Management Poll of Polls: Best local cash management bank in Singapore, as voted by corporates since 1999
  • Structured Products Poll of Polls: Best Domestic Provider for Local Currency Products in Singapore, Structured Currency Products
  • Structured Products Poll: Best Domestic Provider since 2005 (past 5 years), Best Domestic Provider for Local Currency Products - Structured Interest-Rate Products

FinanceAsia

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2009

  • Best Debt House, Singapore

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Private Bank Country Awards 2009

  • Best Private Bank in Singapore

World Finance

World Finance 2009 Financial Awards

  • Best Banking Group, Singapore

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2009

  • Best Domestic Private Bank, Singapore
  • Overall Best Private Bank as voted by HNWIs, China, USD 5.01m to 25m category - Ranked 2nd
  • Quality of Advice, China, USD 5.01m to 25m category - Ranked 2nd
  • Holistic Approach Addressing Advice, China, USD 5.01m to 25m category- Ranked 2nd

Alpha Southeast Asia

Alpha Southeast Asia 3rd Annual Best Financial Institution Awards

  • Best Bank, Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank, Singapore
  • Best Equity House, Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Bank, Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Bank, Singapore
  • Best Private Wealth Management House, Singapore

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Country Awards for Achievement 2009

  • Best Bank, Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank, Singapore
  • Best Bond House, Singapore
  • Best Equity House, Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Bank, Singapore
  • Best Foreign Exchange Bank, Singapore
  • Best Broker, Singapore (DBS Vickers)

Asian Legal Business

Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2009

  • Singapore In-house Team of the Year
  • Banking & Financial Services In-house Team of the Year
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year (Resorts World at Sentosa project finance)
  • Singapore Deal of the Year (Resorts World at Sentosa project finance)
  • Singapore M&A Deal of the Year (Lion Power Holdings - Senoko Power financing & acquisition)

Global Finance

Global Finance Islamic Financial Institutions Awards 2009

  • Best Islamic Financial Institution in Singapore - The Islamic Bank of Asia

The Banker

The Banker Deals of the Year 2009

  • Loan Deal of the Year, APAC (Highly Commended): Reliance Industries' Multi-Currency Syndicated Loan - Mandated lead arranger
  • Loan Deal of the Year, APAC (Highly Commended): Resorts World at Sentosa's SGD 4 billion (USD 2.67 billion) Senior Secured Credit Facilities - Joint underwriter & and bookrunner

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia Asia's Best Companies Poll 2009

  • Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy, Singapore - Ranked 1st
  • Best Investor Relations, Singapore - Ranked 4th
  • Best Corporate Governance, Singapore - Ranked 2nd
  • Best Managed Company, Singapore - Ranked 5th

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Best Banks Awards 2009

  • Best Domestic Equity House in Singapore
  • Best Domestic Debt House in Singapore

Global Finance

Global Finance World's Best Sub-Custodian Banks 2009

  • Best Sub - Custodian Bank, Singapore

The Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business

2009 Best SME's Awards

  • Best SME Partner Award: DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

The Asset

The Asset Benchmark Research 2009

  • Most astute Asian G3 bond investors, Singapore: Ranked 6th, Efriam Goldberg - DBS Central Treasury Unit

Reader's Digest

Trusted Brands Awards 2009

  • Gold Award (Bank, Singapore): DBS
  • Gold Award (Bank, Singapore): POSB
  • Gold Award (Investment Fund Company, Singapore): DBS Asset Management

MasterCard Worldwide

South East Asia Marketing Awards

  • Best Commercial Card 2008 - DBS World Business Card

Project Finance Magazine

Project Finance Magazine 2008 Deals of the Year

  • Asia Pacific Telecoms Deal of the Year - PT Protelindo

Global Finance

World's Safest Banks 2009

  • 1st in Asian rankings
  • 28th in global rankings

The Asset

The Asset Triple A Transaction Banking Awards 2009

  • Best Transaction Bank - Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Bank - Singapore
  • Rising Star Cash Management Bank - India
  • Rising Star Cash Management Bank - Indonesia
  • Best Trade Finance Bank - Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Bank - Indonesia
  • Best Domestic Custodian - Singapore

Euromoney

Euromoney Private Banking Survey 2009

  • Best Local Bank Private Banking in SG
  • 4th in SG amongst the global banks
  • 8th in Asia amongst the global banks

DP Information Group

22nd Annual "Singapore 1000 & SME 500 Awards"

  • Sales Turnover Excellence Award (Finance)
  • Net Profit Excellence Award (Finance)

Global Finance

Global Finance World's Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2009

  • Best Foreign Exchange Provider - Singapore
  • Best Foreign Exchange Provider - Southeast Asia

Euroweek

Euroweek Syndicated Loans & Leveraged Finance Awards 2008

  • Asian Loan House of the Year
  • Best arranger of corporate loans for Asia Pacific
  • Most Popular Bank to work with
  • Best bank for Singaporean borrowers in the loan market
  • Asia Pacific project financing of the year - Bookrunner - SGD 4 billion Resorts World

AsiaMoney

AsiaMoney Brokers' Poll 2008

  • Best Local Brokerage - Singapore

SGX AsiaClear

SGX 2008 AsiaClear Awards

  • Top OTC Clearing Member - DBS Vickers
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