House of the Year, Malaysia



With size comes responsibility. CIMB, one of Malaysia’s largest banks – with a 38% market share in equities and equity-linked issues in 2008, according to Moody’s – could have easily succumbed to the appeal of loose risk controls that drove its competitors to the brink of collapse. Instead, the Malaysian bank’s customers have not lost a penny on structured products and the bank has continued to provide liquidity through the darkest days of the crisis.

Chu Kok Wei, head of structured and ban