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Stay ahead with DBS Asian Insights - the latest economic activity, government policy, market news and industry insights.

Why DBS?

Asia is seeing strong growth in assets under management due in part to rising affluence and market liberalisation, spurring strong capital flows into and within the region.

As the bank that helped spark the development of Singapore, DBS has a proven track record of helping our corporate clients navigate the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. Leveraging our depth of Asian insights and Asian connectivity, we extend our capabilities and expertise to help institutional investors tap this growing market.

Our dedicated client coverage teams are geared and ready to provide investment, capital and transactional banking solutions to:

  • Exchanges
  • Funds & Asset Managers
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Companies
  • Private Banks & Wealth Management
  • Securities Companies
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds and Central Banks
  • Supranationals & Agencies
  • Other Institutional Investors

Awards & Client Testimonials

DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times Group, and “Best Bank in Asia-Pacific” by Global Finance. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for seven consecutive years from 2009 to 2015.

DBS prides itself on giving our clients the best: comprehensive range of products, cutting-edge solutions and the best in Asian service. In the process, we have earned many awards, which we dedicate to our clients.

 

Best FX Provider

Best FX Provider,
Southeast Asia
World's Best Foreign
Exchange Provider
2016

Best Subcustodian Bank

Best Subcustodian Bank,
Singapore
World’s Best
Subcustodians
2007-2016

Best Investment Bank

Best Investment Bank,
Singapore
World's Best Investment
Bank
2015

Best Debt Bank

Best Debt Bank,
Asia-Pacific
World's Best Investment
Bank
2015


Best in Treasury & Cash Management

Best Domestic
Custodian, Singapore
Asset Servicing, Fund
Management and
Investors Awards
2016

Best in Treasury & Cash Management

Best in Treasury & Cash
Management, ASEAN
Treasury, Trade and Risk
Management Awards
2016

Best Regional Service Provider for FIs/NBFIs

Best Regional Service
Provider for FIs/NBFIs
Treasury, Trade and Risk
Management Awards
2016

Best Cash Management Bank

Best Cash Management
Bank, Singapore
Treasury, Trade and Risk
Management Awards
2015


Best REIT House

Best REIT House
Regional House and Deal
Awards
2015

Best Transaction Services House, Asia

Best Transaction
Services House, Asia
Asia Awards for
Excellence
2015

Most Innovative Investment Bank from Asia Pacific

Most Innovative
Investment Bank from
Asia Pacific
Investment Banking
Awards
2015

Best Asia Investment Bank

Best Asia Investment
Bank
FinanceAsia Achievement
Awards
2015


Global, Market & Category Outperformer

Global, Market &
Category Outperformer,
Singapore and Hong Kong
Global Custodian Agent
Banks in Major Markets Survey
2014-2015

    “AIA Singapore has successfully implemented a few initiatives with our valued partner, DBS. Our policyholders are now able to apply for GIRO electronically or via the AXS terminals, at their convenience. As the real life company committed to meeting the needs of our policyholders, these added services were provided to enhance their customer journey with AIA.

    Partnering with the DBS Financial Institutions and Global Transaction Services team has been a positive experience based on their professionalism and prompt service delivery. We look forward to continue working with DBS.”

     

    - AIA Singapore

     

     

     

     

    “NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited (“NTUC Income”) successfully closed its first-time, tier 2 callable subordinated notes issue in August 2012. The inaugural SGD 600 million bond issue was managed by DBS Bank (as Global Coordinator), Citigroup and Standard Chartered Bank. The issue has further strengthened NTUC Income’s capacity to grow its business and fulfil its social purpose of making insurance accessible and affordable to all.

    Discussions with NTUC Income started in April 2012. A team from DBS Bank’s Institutional Banking Group - Financial Institutions and Treasury & Markets – Fixed Income Origination took the lead in partnering NTUC Income to:

    • Conduct a detailed study of the capital structure of NTUC Income, which is unique as it is both an insurance company and also a co-operative (the only such organisation in Singapore)
    • Determine the capital that NTUC Income needed to meet regulatory capital requirements and work with external legal counsel to secure MAS approval for the structure
    • Create the most effective deal structure
    • Identify potential institutional investors for this bond
    • Appoint DBS Trustee as Trustee for the Bond.

     

    NTUC Income’s bond issue was more than 15 times oversubscribed and become a landmark deal. With a order book of over SGD 9 billion, it was the largest-ever received for a Singapore dollar bond issue at the time.

    Mr. Tan Suee Chieh, Chief Executive, NTUC Income said “We are encouraged by the response to our bond offering. The strong interest and take-up reflect the confidence that investors have in NTUC Income, and S&P’s ratings affirm our strong financial capacity. It was a pleasure working with the DBS team and I am positive that our partnership will continue to strengthen and grow.

     

    - NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative

     

     

     

     

    “We worked with JooYoung Park and his team at DBS Institutional Banking Group - Financial Institutions for the issuance of USD 400 million Cross Border Credit Card Receivables Asset Backed Securitisation ("ABS") in 2012 as the Joint Lead Managers and the Joint Lead Arrangers, and we were stunned when his team together with Colin Chen's Sturctured Debt Solution team, as well as Alex Kim's Treasury & Markets Sales team proposed a cross border USD ABS issuance packaged with hedging solution.

    This transaction marks a watershed moment for Shinhan Card, being DBS' first cross border deal in 2012. Despite the volatile and uncertain global market environment, DBS exceeded our expectations as the deal team members exhibited utmost professionalism and integrity in delivering this transaction. Despite DBS being a new entrant in this market, DBS team has managed to deliver within the shortest timeframe for a transaction of this nature. This would not have been possible without the professionalism, hard work and seamless collaboration among all team members spanning across both South Korea and Singapore.  Throughout the origination process, discussions and negotiations as well as execution of the transaction, the team members were forthcoming and consistently provided thought leadership and timely solutions to our requests. As a result, we were able to issue USD 400 million ABS, which is one of the largest cross-border issuance amongst Shinhan Card's ABS issuance in recent years, and at a highly cost effective rate. DBS definitely stood out against other foreign peers, focusing on the intricacies, building long term relationship and embracing the diversity involved between two Asian cultures.

    We certainly have enjoyed working with DBS and though this being the first time, it certainly will not be the last collaboration with DBS in the securitisation space as well as other opportunities. Lastly, I would like to thank DBS for the hard work and undivided commitment and we look forward to working with the DBS team again.”

     

    - Shinhan Card Co., Ltd