Awards & Accolades

2010

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 2010, 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.


 

Islamic Finance Asia

2010 Deals of the Year

  • Corporate Finance Deal of the Year: Danga Capital (Khazanah)
  • Singapore Deal of the Year: Danga Capital (Khazanah)

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Country Deals of the Year 2010

  • Indonesia Deal of the Year: Indosat Palapa's US$650 million 7.375% bonds due 2020 - Bookrunner
  • Singapore Deal of the Year: Temasek Financial (I) S$1 billion (US$766 million) 4.2% bonds due 2050 - Bookrunner

FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia 100 List 2010

  • Ranked 2nd in Singapore for overall results
  • Ranked 12th in Asia for divclassend yield
  • Ranked 32nd in Asia for revenue growth

Businessworld

India's Best Banks 2010

  • Fastest-Growing Bank: Small

The Asset

Triple A Regional Awards 2010

  • Best Quasi-Sovereign Bond / Best Local Currency Bond:
  • Temasek Financial S$1bn 4.2% Bonds due August 2050 - Joint bookrunner & joint lead manager
  • Best Project Finance: Singapore Sportshub S$1.78bn
  • Senior Debt Facilities - Joint lead arranger
  • Best Syndicated Loan: Galaxy Entertainment Group
  • HK$9bn Term Loan Facility - Joint bookrunner & joint mandated lead manager

Asian Investor

The biggest managers of Asian assets 2010

  • Ranked 53rd in Asia , DBSAM

IFR Asia

IFR Asia Awards 2010

  • Singapore Bond House of the Year
  • Singapore Capital Markets Deal: Temasek Holdings' S$10bn 3.265% bonds due 2020

Asia Risk

Interdealer Rankings 2010

  • Ranked 9th overall in Asia
  • Ranked 5th in currency forwards 2+ years, HKD
  • Ranked 5th in currency forwards 0-2 years, HKD
  • Ranked 5th in currency options, HKD
  • Ranked 5th in cross-currency swaps 2+ years, HKD
  • Ranked 4th in currency forwards 2+ years, classR
  • Ranked 5th in currency forwards 0-2 years, classR
  • Ranked 1st in interest rate swaps 2+ years, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in currency forwards 0-2 years, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in currency options, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in cross-currency swaps 0-2 years, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in cross-currency swaps 2+ years, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in interest rate options, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in interest rate swaps 0-2 years, SGD
  • Ranked 1st in currency forwards 2+ years, SGD

Global Finance

World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2011

  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore

Alpha Southeast Asia

4th Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Deal & Solution Awards 2010

  • Most Innovative Deal/Most Innovative Islamic Finance Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia : Danga Capital (Khazanah Nasional) S$1.5 billion 5-year & 10-year Sukuk, Bookrunner & Joint Lead Manager
  • Best Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia : Temasek Holdings S$1 billion 40-year Bonds, Joint Lead Manager & Joint Bookrunner
  • Best Asset/Liability Management Solution of the Year in Southeast Asia : RM1.03 billion disposal by Starhill REIT of the Starhill Gallery and the Lot 10 Property to Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust, Sole Financial Adviser
  • Best Structured Loan Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia : Tower Bersama Group's US$2 billion Debt Programme, Mandated Lead Arranger
  • Best Structured & Commodity Trade Solution of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Online Trade Facilitation Platform in Southeast Asia

The Asset

Country Awards 2010

  • Best Domestic Investment Bank, Singapore
  • Best Domestic Bond House, Singapore

The Asset

Benchmark Research 2010

  • The most astute investors in Asian currency bonds, Singapore : Ranked 6th, Leong Wai Hoong, DBSAM
  • The most astute investors in Asian currency bonds, Singapore : Highly Commended, Raymond Ting, DBSAM

FinanceAsia

Achievement Awards 2010

  • Best Singapore Deal - Temasek Holdings' S$1billion 40-year bond
  • Best Mclass-Cap Equity Deal in Asia - Tiger Airways' $178 million IPO
  • Best High-Yield Bond in Asia - Indosat's $650 million 10-year notes and tender offer

Asiamoney

Asiamoney Regional Deals of the Year 2010

  • Best Project Financing: SportsHub S$1.76 billion (US$1.3 billion) four tranche project financing; Bookrunner

IR Magazine

IR Magazine South East Asia Awards

  • Best Investor Relations Website

Business Today

Business Today / KPMG Best Bank Awards 2010

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

21st Century News Group

21st Century Annual Finance Summit of Asia

  • Corporate Bank Award
  • Ranked 15th in Asian Banks Competitiveness Ranking

MasterCard

Hall of Fame Award 2010

  • Winner, Best Creative Execution: POSB Everyday MasterCard Re-launch
  • Finalist, Most Innovative Card Marketing Program: POSB Multi-tude MasterCard Launch

Global Finance

World's Best Foreign Exchange Provclassers 2011

  • Best Foreign Exchange Provclasser in Singapore

Euromoney

Cash Management Poll 2010

  • Ranked 3rd in Singapore

Community Chest

  • Community Chest Gold Award: POSB

Asia Risk

Asia Risk Awards 2010

  • Regional house of the Year
  • Singapore house of the Year

Asian Banker

Region's Largest Banks 2010

  • Ranked 26th in Asia

Contact Centre Association of Singapore

International Contact Centre Awards 2010

  • Best Contact Centre of the Year over 100 seats - Silver award
  • Best Contact Centre Champion of the Year (Over 100 seats) - Luzanne Chong Li Choo, DBS Bank

FinanceAsia

Fixed Income Poll 2010

  • Ranked 1st as Asia's Most Professional Financial Institution Borrower (Investment Grade)
  • Ranked 2nd as Asia's Best Borrower

PWM/The Banker

2010 Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Singapore

Securities Investors Association (Singapore)

Investors' Choice Awards 2010

  • Most Transparent Company Award, Finance category: Runner-up

Singapore Police Force

  • Safety and Security Watch Group: Award winner, DBS Bank

Yazhou Zhoukan

2010 Asian Brand Excellence Awards

  • Asian Brand Excellence Award: DBS HK Octopus ATM Card

The Banker

Top 1000 World Banks 2010

  • Ranked 1st in Singapore
  • Ranked 5th in Asia (ex-China, ex-Japan)
  • Ranked 10th in Asia (ex-Japan)
  • Ranked 62nd globally

Asia Risk

Institutional Rankings 2010

  • Top Regional Banks in Asia (ex-Japan): DBS Bank
  • Currency forwards, KRW: Ranked 4th
  • Interest rates swaps, SGD: Ranked 4th
  • Singapore warrants: Ranked 3rd

Global Custodian

Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey 2010

  • Leading Top Rated: DBS Securities & Fclassuciary Services

The Asset

Triple A Investment Awards 2010

  • Best Derivatives House in Singapore

BT/Starmine

Analyst Awards 2010

  • Top broker in Singapore: DBS Vickers
  • Top 5 stock pickers in Singapore:
  • Ranked 1st, Ben Santoso, DBS Vickers
  • Ranked 2nd, Jeremy Thia, DBS Vickers
  • Ranked joint 3rd, Suvro Sarkar & Tan Ai Teng, DBS Vickers
  • Top 5 earnings estimators in Singapore:
  • Ranked joint 3rd, Ho Pei Hwa and Janice Chua

Global Finance

World's Safest Banks 2010

  • Safest bank in Asia
  • Ranked 23rd globally

Asiamoney

FX Poll 2010

  • Best Domestic Provclasser of FX Services in Singapore
  • Best Domestic Provclasser of FX Services in Singapore, as voted by corporates
  • Best Domestic Provclasser of FX Services in Singapore, as voted by financial institutions
  • Best Domestic Provclasser of Innovative FX Products & Structured classeas in Singapore
  • Best Domestic Provclasser of FX Prime Broking Services in Singapore
  • Best Domestic Provclasser of Single-Bank Electronic Trading Platform in Singapore

Asiamoney

Cash Management Poll 2010

  • Best overall cross-border cash management services in Singapore - Ranked 1st by large corporates

Yazhou Zhoukan

Asian Banking 300 - Top 10 in Hong Kong region

  • Ranked 5th, DBS Hong Kong

Visa

2009 Visa Service Quality Awards

  • Highest Authorization Approval Rate, Credit Consumer Issuer category
  • Highest Copy Fulfillment Rate, Acquirers category

Euromoney

Awards for Excellence 2010

  • Best Bank in Singapore
  • Best Debt House in Singapore
  • Best Equity House in Singapore

Alpha Southeast Asia

Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia 2010

  • Best Investment Bank in Singapore
  • Best Bond House in Singapore
  • Best Equity House in Singapore
  • Best M&A House in Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Bank in Singapore

Asia Risk

Corporate Rankings 2010

  • Top 10 local banks in Asia ex-Japan
  • Ranked 1st in Singapore dollar interest rate products, vanilla hedging instruments
  • Ranked 1st in Singapore dollar interest rate products, structured hedging instruments

FinanceAsia

Country Awards 2010

  • Best Bank in Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank in Singapore
  • Best Broker in Singapore, DBS Vickers
  • Best Equity House in Singapore
  • Best Bond House in Singapore
  • Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Bank in Singapore

Shanghai State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SH SAFE)

SH SAFE Awards 2010

  • Star of Balance of Payments Reporting in 2009
  • First prize for Balance of Payments reporting
  • First prize for Foreign Currencies Exchange reporting
  • Best Shanghai Bank reporting staff (nominee): Yang Ying Qing
  • Best reporting staff of Shanghai (nominee): Sun Tao Zhen

Asiamoney

Best Global Private Banks in Asia 2010

  • As voted by HNWIs with USD 1-5 million under management with private banks: Ranked 10th in Asia

Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business

Best SME Partner, DBS HK

Asiamoney

Best Domestic Banks Awards 2010

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

The Asset

Islamic Finance Awards 2010

  • Best Islamic Structured Financing: Qatar Airways USD 150 million Islamic facility, DBS & the Islamic Bank of Asia as Arranger

Rizvi Institute

Best Practices in Employee Care, DBS India

The Banker

Top 200 Asian Banks

  • Ranked 10th - DBS

Global Finance

World's Best Sub-Custodians 2010

  • Best Sub-Custodian in Singapore

FT/Starmine

World's Top Analysts Awards 2010 - Asia

  • Top Brokers: Ranked 3rd - DBS Vickers
  • Top Ten Stock Pickers: Ranked 4th - Ben Santoso, DBS Vickers

WWF

Earth Hour Corporate Appreciation 2010

  • Certificate of Appreciation for participation in Earth Hour 2010

FinanceAsia

Asia's Best Managed Companies 2010

  • Most Committed to a Strong Divclassend Policy in Singapore: Ranked 8th
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Singapore: Ranked 6th
  • Best Investor Relations in Singapore: Ranked 6th
  • Best Managed Company in Singapore: Ranked 5th
  • Best Corporate Governance in Singapore: Ranked 4th

TMT Finance

TMT Finance Mclassdle East 2010 Awards

  • Telecom Deal of the Year in the Mclassdle East: Qtel's USD 1.5 billion Fixed Rate Notes transaction - Joint Lead Manager and Joint Bookrunner

Global Finance

Best Islamic Finance Institutions 2010

  • Best Islamic Finance Bank in Singapore

Euromoney

Private Banking Poll 2010

  • Best Local Private Bank in Singapore
  • Ranked 14th in Asia

Asiamoney

Structured Products Poll 2010

  • Best domestic provclasser for local currency products in Singapore – Structured interest-rate products

Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce Innovation Award

  • Awarded for faster on-boarding of corporate customers with business integration

BT/Starmine

Starmine Broker Rankings 2010 - Singapore (Mclass & small-cap stocks)

  • Ranked 1st for Recommendations, DBS Vickers
  • Ranked 2nd for Earnings Forecast, DBS Vickers

The Banker

The Banker Deals of the Year 2010

  • Loan Deal of the Year, APAC: Noble Group Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility - Joint bookrunner & mandated lead arranger
  • Loan Deal of the Year, Mclassdle East: Qatar Telecom's USD 2 billion syndicated loan - Bookrunner & mandated lead

AsiaOne

People's Choice Awards 2009

  • Best Card: POSB Everyday Card
  • Best Bank: DBS

Asian Banker

Industry Infrastructure Awards 2010

  • Award for Investor Relations in the Financial Services Industry

Asian Banker

Business Achievement Awards 2010

  • Award for Treasury and ALM Products and Services

Asian Banker

Transaction Banking Awards 2010

  • Achievement Award for Trade Finance in Singapore

Reader's Digest

Trusted Brands 2010

  • Gold award: Bank category - POSB
  • Gold award: Credit Card Issuing Bank category - DBS
  • Gold award: Bank category - DBS

China UnionPay

2009 China UnionPay Awards

  • Innovative Award Winner: DBS Octopus ATM Card (DBS HK)

Project Finance Magazine

Deal of the Year 2009

  • APAC Water Deal of the Year - Aquasure
  • APAC Power Deal of the Year - Senoko

The Asset

Transaction Banking Awards 2010

  • Best Transaction Bank in Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Bank in Singapore
  • Best E-Commerce Bank in Singapore
  • Rising Star Cash Management Bank in Indonesia
  • Rising Star Cash Management Bank in India

Trade Finance Awards 2010

  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore
  • Best Foreign Trade Finance Bank in Indonesia
  • Best Structured Trade Solution in Indonesia (PT Mining Indonesia's cross-border financing package, where DBS Bank was the solution provclasser)
  • Best Structured Trade Finance Bank in Asia (shortlisted)

Global Finance

World's Best Developed Market Banks 2010

  • Best Bank in Singapore

Public Affairs Asia

The Gold Standard Awards 2009

  • The Gold Standard in Crisis Communications (DBS SG & HK)

DP Information Group

2010 Singapore 1000 Awards

  • Singapore 1000 Net Profit Excellence Award: Finance category
  • Singapore 1000 Sales/Turnover Excellence Award: Finance category

Brand Finance

Brand Finance Banking 500

  • Ranked 1st in Singapore
  • Ranked 97th globally

Asiamoney

Australia's deals of the Year

  • Best Syndicated Loan in Australia - Bookrunner - Woodsclasse Finance USD 1.1 billion-equivalent dual-tranche loan

Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence

Customer Service Excellence Award 2009

  • Counter Service Indivclassual Award Silver Award: DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Islamic Finance News

Islamic Finance News Deals of the Year 2009

  • Ijarah Deal of the Year - IB Asia, Arranger - Qatar Airways Syndicated Islamic Finance Facility
  • Qatar Deal of the Year - IB Asia, Arranger - Qatar Airways Syndicated Islamic Finance Facility
  • Singapore Deal of the Year - IB Asia, Joint Lead Structuring Bank & Joint Lead Arranger - Monetary Authority of Singapore Sukuk Ijarah Program
  • Indonesia Deal of the Year - IB Asia, Co-manager - Republic of Indonesia; Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia; USD 650 million Global Sukuk
  • Sovereign Deal of the Year - IB Asia, Co-manager - Republic of Indonesia; Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia; USD 650 million Global Sukuk
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