KUALA LUMPUR, 10 April 2019 – Affin Hwang Capital was named the best broker by Bursa Malaysia last night, being awarded the ‘Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation’ at the Bursa Excellence Awards 2018, staying true to its promise to “Out Think” and “Out Perform” for all its clients.
At the event, Bursa Malaysia recognized top performing brokers and market intermediaries for their contributions and achievements towards the growth and vibrancy of the capital market at the Bursa Excellence Awards 2018 held, at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
This was a proud achievement for Affin Hwang Capital as its 5th consecutive year receiving the most coveted Bursa Award, further solidifying its reputation as a leading investment bank in Malaysia.
“Affin Hwang Capital is proud and delighted to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year. The award signifies our continued commitment to serve our clients with the utmost level of excellence and professionalism, and we are grateful for our clients’ continued trust and confidence”, said YBhg. Datuk Maimoonah Hussain, Group Managing Director of Affin Hwang Capital. “We continue to work hand-in-hand with Bursa Malaysia to further grow the Malaysian capital market and we are grateful to Bursa Malaysia for this recognition”, she added.
Besides the top award, proprietary day trader with the Bank, Goh Kwong Giap also was the 2nd runner-up winner of the ‘Best Proprietary Day Trader’ Award.
On the same night, Affin Hwang Capital also received the award for 'Most Outstanding Sustainable Sukuk Product' Award for Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd's RM250 million Green Sukuk at the 15th KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2019 by Centre for Research & Training (CERT). Tadau Energy’s Green Sustainable Responsible Investment Sukuk (Green Sukuk), arranged by Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad in July 2017, was the World’s and Malaysia’s first Green Sukuk, and Malaysia’s first large-scale solar project which tapped the capital markets for its project financing. The Green Sukuk marked a significant milestone for the Malaysian capital markets, and reinforced the country’s position as the marketplace of innovation, expertise and deal flow. It has received numerous awards and recognition as a pioneering Islamic Green Sukuk, such as the ‘Most Innovative Green Sukuk Issuer’ at the Utility / Energy Awards 2018 by International Finance Awards, and the ‘Best Green Sukuk / Most Innovative Deal’ at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2018.