Awards & Accolades

2013

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 2013, 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.


Alpha Southeast Asia

Deal and Solutions Awards 2013

  • Best Cross Border M&A Deal – F&N
  • Best Deal for Minority Shareholders – F&N
  • Best REIT Deal – Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust
  • Best Equity Market Deal – Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust
  • Best Local Bond Currency Deal – Swiber Capital
  • Best Transaction Bank in ASEAN

Project Finance

International Awards 2013

  • Asia-Pacific Petrochemical Deal of the Year – Nghi Son Refinery

Asiamoney

Regional Deals and Investment Banks Awards 2013

  • Best Leveraged Financing – Focus Media Holdings
  • Best Syndicated Loan – Alibaba

FinanceAsia

End-of-Year Achievements Awards 2013

  • Best Singapore Deal – F&N
  • Best Taiwan Deal – Advanced Semiconductor Engineering
  • Best Loan in Asia – Alibaba

The Asset

Regional House and Deal Awards 2013

  • Best Reit – Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust
  • Best New Bond Best Dim Sum Bond – 21 Vianet Group
  • Best Project Finance – Nghi Son Refinery
  • Best Syndicated Loan – Alibaba Group
  • Best Cross Border Securitisation – BMW Financial Services Korea
  • Best LBO / Best Privatisation – Focus Media Holdings
  • Highly Commended – Best Cross Border M&A – Shuanghui International Holdings

IFR

Annual Awards 2013

  • Singapore Loan House of the Year
  • Singapore Bond House of the Year
  • Singapore Equity House of the Year
  • Indonesia Loan House of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Loan of the Year – Focus Media Holdings
  • Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Issue of the Year – TG Master

SPRING Singapore

Innovation Class 2013

  • Singapore Innovation Class Certification
 

MyPrivateBanking

Best Mobile Apps Strategy 2014

  • Best Mobile Apps Strategy

Contact Centre Association

Singapore Awards 2013

  • Best In-House Contact Centre – SILVER
  • Best Customer Experience Delivered – BRONZE
  • Most Innovative Productivity Solution – BRONZE
  • Best Employee Recruitment and/or Retention Programme – BRONZE
  • Best Contact Centre Manager: GOLD AWARDS (Tan Kexin, Davin How)
  • Best Contact Centre Team Leader: SILVER AWARD (Hartini Bte Sawal)
  • Best Customer Service Professional: BRONZE AWARD (Raymond See)
  • Best Contact Centre Quality Assurance: GOLD AWARD (Mark Goh)
  • Best IT Infrastructure Support Specialist: BRONZE AWARD (Clyde Francis Barreto)

Marketing Magazine

Marketing Excellence Awards 2013

  • Excellence in Viral Marketing (Gold)
  • Excellence in Experiential/Event Marketing (Bronze)

Public Affairs Asia

Gold Standard Awards 2013

  • In-House Team of the Year in Asia Pacific

International Finance Magazine

Brokerage Awards 2013

  • Best Equity Broker, Singapore

FinanceAsia

Best Borrowers Awards 2013

  • Best Borrower in Singapore
  • Asia’s most professional borrower in the investment grade financial institution space

China Business Journal

Competitive Excellence Award 2013

  • Competitive Excellence Award for SME Banking Services

The Asset

Benchmark Research Awards 2013

  • Top Bank Arranger for the Quality and Number of primary corporate bond deals in Singapore

The Asset

Country Awards 2013

  • Best Domestic Bank, Singapore
  • Best Domestic Investment Bank, Singapore
  • Best Domestic Bond House, Singapore
  • Best Deal, China
  • Best Deal, Taiwan

Yahoo!

Big Idea Chair Awards 2013

  • Best Use of Search Solution: Merit Award (DBS Loans Always On Acquisition Campaign)

PWM/The Banker

Global Private Banking Awards 2013

  • Best Local Private Bank in Singapore

Private Banker International

Global Wealth Awards 2013

  • Outstanding Private Banker of the Year (Tan Su Shan)

Global Finance

Stars of China Awards 2013

  • Best CEO (Neil Ge)
  • Best Foreign Consumer Bank
  • Best Small Business Lending

Global Finance

World Safest Bank Rankings 2013

  • Ranked #1 in Asia
  • Ranked #12 Globally

The Asset

Private Wealth, Wealth Management and Investment Awards 2013

  • Best Private Bank, Singapore
  • Best Wealth Manager, Singapore
  • Best Wealth Manager, Indonesia
  • Derivatives House of the Year, Singapore

Global Banking & Finance Review

Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2013

  • Best SME Bank - Hong Kong
  • Best Wealth Management - Hong Kong
  • Most Innovative Bank - Hong Kong

Asian Banking & Finance

Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards 2013

  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Hong Kong
  • Best Wealth Management - Hong Kong
  • SME Bank of the Year - Hong Kong

Capital Weekly

Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

  • DBS Bank - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence

Customer Service Excellence Award

  • Team
  • Silver Award - DBS Treasures
  • Individual
  • Merit Award - Contract Centre Service - Mr Lam Kin Cheung, Tony
  • Merit Award - Internal Support Service - Ms Ngan Yee Kei, Gloria

Alpha Southeast Asia

Best Financial Institution Awards 2013

  • Best Broker in South East Asia
  • Best Foreign Exchange Bank (for Corporates & FIs) in Singapore
  • Best Institutional Broker in Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore
  • Best Equity House in Singapore
  • Best Bond House in Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank in Singapore
  • Best Bank in Singapore

FinanceAsia

Country Awards 2013

  • Best Bank in Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank in Singapore
  • Best Bond House in Singapore
  • Best Equity House in Singapore
  • Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Singapore

Euromoney

Awards for Excellence 2013

  • Best Bank in Singapore

Asiamoney

Best Banks Awards 2013

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

AsiaOne

People’s Choice Awards 2012

  • Best Bank in Singapore: POSB/DBS
  • Best Credit/Debit Card in Singapore: POSB Everyday Card
  • Hall of Fame Award

The Banker

Deals of the Year 2012

  • Loans Deal of the Year in Asia – Alibaba
  • M&A Deal of the Year in Asia – TCC Assets
  • LInfrastructure & Project Finance Deal of the Year in Asia – Australia-Pacific LNG

The Asian Banker

Technology Implementation Awards 2013

  • Best Branch Automation Project in Asia Pacific
  • Best Security and Risk Project in Asia Pacific
  • Bank Technology Leadership Achievement Award in Asia Pacific: Dave Gledhill

The Asian Banker

Transaction Banking Awards 2013

  • Best Asian International Transaction Bank
  • Asian Banker Achievement Award for Best Cash management Bank in Singapore
  • Leading Counterparty Bank in Singapore
 

Wall Street Journal

Asia’s Best Analysts 2013

  • Best Analyst in Hong Kong: Carol Wu
  • Best Analyst in Telecommunications Sector: Sachin Mittal
 

Retail Banker International

Retail Banking Awards 2013

  • Asia Pacific Retail Bank of the Year

Global Finance

World’s Best Sub-Custodian Banks 2013

  • Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Singapore

The Asset

Triple A Asset Servicing, Fund management and Investor Awards 2013

  • Best Domestic Custodian in Singapore

The Asian Banker

Leadership Achievement Awards 2013

  • Best Managed Bank in Asia Pacific
  • Best Managed Bank in Singapore
  • Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award – Peter Seah
  • CEO Leadership Achievement Award – Piyush Gupta
 

Institute of Banking and Finance

Distinguished Financial Industry Competent Professional

  • Corporate Finance – Kan Shik Lum

Gallup

Great Workplace Award 2013

  • Great Workplace Award – DBS

MyPrivateBanking

Mobile Apps for Banking 2013

  • Ranked No. 1 for Best Mobile Apps Strategy

Banking & Payments Asia

Trailblazer Awards 2013

  • Trailblazer of the Year
  • Service Excellence in Customer Experience
  • Channel Excellence in Mobile
  • Channel Excellence in Mobile – Value Added Services
  • Product Excellence in Contactless and NFC Payments
  • Special Recommendation for Branch

Project Finance

Deals of the Year 2013

  • Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year (for AP LNG)
  • Asia-Pacific Telecoms Deal of the Year (for Towers Bersama)
  • Asia-Pacific Transmission Deal of the Year (for Singapore Power)

The Asian Banker

Excellence in Retail Financial Services

  • Best Employee Engagement

The Banker

Top 150 ASEAN Banks

  • Ranked No. 1

Asiamoney

Best Managed Companies and Top Executives Awards

  • Best Executive in Singapore: Mr Piyush Gupta

The Asset

Treasury, Trade and Risk Management Awards 2013

    Asia Pacific:
  • Best in Working Capital & Trade Finance in Asia Pacific
  • Best for Emerging Corporates in Asia Pacific
  • Editors' Triple Star: IDEAL 3.0
    Singapore:
  • Best in Treasury and Working Capital for MNCs/LLCs in Singapore
  • Best Transaction Bank in Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Bank in Singapore
  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore
  • Best Structured Trade Finance Bank in Singapore
  • Best ECA Backed Facility Solution in Singapore: ZTE
  • Best Liquidity Management in Singapore: Knowledge Universe
    Asia Pacific:
  • Best in Working Capital & Trade Finance in Asia Pacific
  • Best for Emerging Corporates in Asia Pacific
  • Editors' Triple Star: IDEAL 3.0
    Hong Kong:
  • Best E-Banking Implementation in Hong Kong: Aviva
    China:
  • Best Cash Management Solution in China: Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing
  • Best Trade Finance - RMB Trade Settlement Solution in China: Heilongjiang United Oil
  • Best Liquidity Management (Retail) in China: Fortune Motor
  • Best E-Banking Implementation in China: China Automation Group
    India:
  • Rising Star Transaction Bank in India
  • Best Trade Finance Bank in India
  • Best Trade Finance Solution in India: Tecpro Systems
  • Best Structured Trade Finance Solution in India: Sterling & Wilson Co-Gen Solutions
    Indonesia:
  • Best in Treasury and Working Capital for MNCs/LLCs in Indonesia
  • Best Transaction Bank in Indonesia
  • Best Cash Management Solution in Indonesia: Multi Bintang
  • Best Risk Management Solution in Indonesia: Kasih Industri
    Dubai:
  • Best Risk Management Solution in Dubai: Oman Trading International

IDC Financial Insights

Financial Insights Innovation Awards 2013

  • Innovation in Customer Experience (Retail) - Speech analytics technology

Greenwich Associates

Quality and Share Leaders for Asian Corporate Finance 2013

  • Asian Large Corporate Banking Quality in Asia
  • Asian Large Corporate Banking Quality in Singapore
  • Asian Large Corporate Banking Quality in Hong Kong
  • Asian Large Corporate Banking Market Penetration in Singapore

Global Finance

World’s Best Investment Banks 2013

  • Best Investment Bank in Singapore

Asia Pacific Loan Market Association

Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan Awards

  • Overall Deal of the Year – Alibaba Group (mandated lead arranger bank)
  • Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year – Alibaba Group (mandated lead arranger bank)
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year – AP LNG (mandated lead arranger bank)
  • Corporate Deal of the Year – Noble Group (mandated lead arranger bank)

Euromoney

Deals of the Year 2012

  • Genting Singapore’s SGD1.8 billion perpetual subordinated capital securities
  • IHH Healthcare’s SGD2.1 billion IPO

Euromoney

Private Banking Survey 2013

  • Best Local Private Bank in Singapore
 

Brand Finance

Banking 500

  • Ranked 1st in ASEAN
  • Ranked 1st in Singapore

Global Finance

World’s Best Trade Finance Bank Providers 2013

  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore

Global Finance

World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2013

  • Best FX Bank in Southeast Asia
  • Best FX Bank in Singapore
  • Best FX Bank in Indonesia

IFR Asia

IFR Asia Awards 2012

  • Singapore Bond House of the Year
  • Singapore Loan House of the Year
  • Loan of the Year - Alibaba Group’s US$3bn Dual-Tranche Loan (Joint MLA)
  • Domestic Bond of the Year – Genting Singapore’s S$1.8bn Perpetual Securities (Global Coordinator, JLM & Joint Bookrunner)
  • Singapore Capital Markets Deal of the Year – Genting Singapore’s S$1.8bn Perpetual (Global Coordinator, JLM & Joint Bookrunner)
  • Malaysia Capital Markets Deal of the Year – IHH Healthcare’s M$6.73bn IPO
  • India Capital Markets Deal of the Year – Indian Oil Corp’s S$400m 10-year bond (JLM & Joint bookrunner)
 

Alpha Southeast Asia

Deal & Solution Awards 2012

  • Best REIT House of the Year in Southeast Asia
  • Best Structured & Commodity Trade Solution Of The Year In Southeast Asia – US$355 Million (S$433m) Account Receivable Purchase Solution for Huawei
  • Best Dual-Listed IPO of the Year in Southeast Asia – RM6.7 billion (S$2.7b) IHH Equity offering
  • Best Equity Deal Of The Year In Southeast Asia – RM6.7 billion (S$2.7b) IHH Equity offering
  • Best IPO for Retail Investors in Southeast Asia – US$194 million (S$244m) Bumitama Agri IPO (Joint Issue Manager, Bookrunner and Underwriter)
  • Best REIT Deal Of The Year In Southeast Asia – US$275.3 million (RM837.5m) IGB REIT (Joint Bookrunner)
  • Most Innovative Deal Of The Year In Southeast Asia – US$275.3 million (RM837.5m) IGB REIT (Joint Bookrunner)
  • Best Local Currency Bond Deal Of The Year In Southeast Asia – US$1.4 billion (S$1.8b) Genting Singapore PLC Sub Perpetual Securities (Global coordinator, JLM, joint bookrunner)

The Asset

Triple A Regional Awards 2012

  • Best REIT House in Asia
  • Best Equity/Best IPO in Asia – IHH Healthcare’s $2.1 billion IPO
  • Best Mid-Cap Equity/Best REIT in Asia – Far East Hospitality Trust S$718 million IPO
  • Best Loan Syndication in Asia – Reliance Industries US$1.5 billion dual tranche syndicated term loan facility
  • Best Privatisation/Most Innovative Deal in Asia – Alibaba Group’s privatisation of Alibaba.com, acquisition of shares held by Yahoo and related financing

Asiamoney

Regional Deals of the Year 2012

  • Best Local Currency Bond in Asia – Genting’s S$1.8 billion perpetual
  • Best Syndicated Loan in Asia – Alibaba USD3 billion senior loan facilities
  • Best Leveraged Financing in Asia – CVC Asia Pacific HKD2.95 billion (US$380.6 million) leverage buyout financing
  • Best IPO in Asia – IHH Healthcare's MYR6.73 billion (US$2.1 billion) IPO

Asiamoney

Country Deal Awards 2012

  • Deal of the Year in China – Alibaba Group Holding US$3 billion senior loan facilities
  • Deal of the Year in Malaysia – IHH Healthcare's MYR6.73 billion (US$2.1 billion) IPO

FinanceAsia

Achievement Awards 2012

  • Best Local Currency Bond in Asia – Genting’s S$1.8 billion perpetual
  • Best IPO in Asia – IHH Healthcare’s $2.1 billion IPO
  • Best China Deal – Alibaba Group’s privatisation of Alibaba.com, acquisition of shares held by Yahoo and related financing
  • Best Singapore Deal – Genting’s S$1.8 billion perpetual
  • Best Malaysia Deal – IHH Healthcare’s $2.1 billion IPO

IR Magazine

Southeast Asian Awards 2012

  • Best IR (Banks & Financial Services)
  • Best IR for a transaction
  • Best IR by a CEO, Mr. Piyush Gupta

Hong Kong Call Center Association

Hong Kong Call Center Association Award 2012

  • Mystery Callers Assessment Award - Gold award
  • Best Contact Center in Training and People Development - Silver award

Business Today/KPMG

Best Bank Rankings 2012

  • Best Mid-sized Bank - Ranked 3rd
  • Productivity & Efficiency (Mid-sized banks) - Ranked 1st
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