CIMB Group

House of the year, Malaysia

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A move by CIMB Group to invest in risk management technology and integrate its investment banking and consumer banking divisions under a single treasury unit has enabled it to sustain a first-mover advantage in Malaysia's fledgling derivatives market.

At a time when domestic and international banks race to develop products to tap the country's 600 billion ringgit ($172 billion) in total deposits, CIMB Group is aware of the need to fend off new competitors and believes its centralised approach to