Best Islamic Bank went to Maybank Islamic
Tuesday 11, December 2018
The winners of the second Southeast Asia Awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, attended by more than 60 Islamic bankers and financiers from around the region. A total of nearly 5,000 votes were cast across 28 voted-for categories in an online poll held on www.cpifinancial.net. Two categories, Best Islamic Bank and Fastest Growing Islamic Bank, were chosen based on analysis by CPI Financial.
In addition, an expert panel named Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, former Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award - Malaysia. Dr. Zeti was the Governor of Malaysia’s central bank from 2000 to 2016, and is credited for her invaluable support for Islamic finance, helping to make Malaysia one of the leading markets for Islamic finance in the world.
The top Award, for Best Islamic Bank, went to Maybank Islamic. Maybank Islamic also took home the Awards for Best Digital Bank, Best Retail Bank – Malaysia, and Best Investment Product.
The Awards programme, supported by the Dubai International Financial Centre, honours winners from across the industry, encourage and reward the exceptional performance and growth of the international Islamic business and finance community.
“Islamic Business & Finance was proud to bring our esteemed Awards programme to Southeast Asia for the second year, in order to celebrate the excellence that is found across the Islamic finance sector in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the broader region. Our Awards, as always, are a reflection of how the industry views the institutions leading the way through innovation and dedication to the true values of Islamic finance. Though 2018 was a challenging year both in the region and across the world, these institutions continue to shine a bright light forward. As technology continues to transform the industry, we are excited to see what the Southeast Asian Islamic finance community accomplishes in 2019,” said William Mullally, Editor, Islamic Business & Finance.
Best Islamic Bank Maybank Islamic
Fastest Growing Islamic Bank CIMB Islamic
Best Digital Bank Maybank Islamic
Best Corporate Bank RHB Islamic
Best Commercial Bank - Malaysia OCBC Al-Amin
Best Commercial Bank - Indonesia Bank BNI Syariah
Best Retail Bank - Malaysia Maybank Islamic
Best Retail Bank - Indonesia Bank Rakyat Indonesia Syariah
Best SME Bank Bank Rakyat
Best Investment Bank CIMB Islamic
Best Investment Product Maybank Islamic
Best Asset Manager CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management
Best Ratings Agency RAM Rating Services
Best Syariah Advisory Service Amanie Advisors
Best Sustainability Bank Islam
Best Law Firm Shook Lin & Bok
Best Islamic Fintech Company Eiger Trading Advisors
Best Training Institute INCEIF
Best Family Takaful AmMetLife Takaful Berhad
Best Takaful Operator - Malaysia Etiqa
Best Takaful Operator - Indonesia Takaful Indonesia
Best BancaTakaful Operator Prudential BSN Takaful
Best ReTakaful Operator Munich RE
Best Sukuk Arranger CIMB Islamic
Best ESG Investment Initiative Saturna
Best Retail Banking Product KFH Malaysia
Best CSR in Islamic Banking KFH Malaysia
Best Islamic Banking Website KFH Malaysia
Innovation in Digital Banking Standard Chartered Saadiq
Lifetime Achievement Award – Malaysia Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Former Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia