Derivatives house of the year, Malaysia: CIMB

Asia Risk Awards 2023

Chu Kok Wei, group head, treasury and markets, CIMB Group
Chu Kok Wei, CIMB Malaysia

Malaysian investors have been keen to tap into the USD secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) curve as interest rates rise, but many remain wary about a reversal of the current Federal Reserve policy should a recession materialise. This has played to CIMB’s strength as a local derivatives house and encouraged the bank to bring some new products to market, including its first set of structures linked to SOFR and other risk-free rates (RFRs).

“Because of our strong positioning as a liquidity

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