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We Know Asia Best
We Know Asia Best

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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

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Client Testimonials & Awards


“DBS‘ dedication and profound experience and expertise of the evolving and dynamic Asian market enabled and facilitated the successful market placement of our USD 400 million Tier 2 notes in the Asian market. This was our first experience as an issuer in this geography ever and thanks to DBS’ expert advice and the strong interest, particularly in the Asian market, we were able to achieve a high quality of the order books at the top end of our target size. Throughout the whole process, DBS seamlessly delivered valuable assistance and support across all crucial areas of the execution.”

EFG International

“DBS’ Debt Capital Market team demonstrated in-depth experience in the Singapore Dollars Debt Capital Market supporting Julius Baer with the highly successful placement of its first non CHF Additional Tier 1 (“AT1”) SGD450 million transaction in 2015 and a subsequent SGD325 million AT1 bond in 2016. As part of the mandated lead banks, DBS was involved in both transactions. The DBS deal team provided insightful guidance during the execution process including access to local institutional and retail investors. Both issuances had received strong reception and achieved the desired, high quality order books which allowed successful execution of the deals.”

Julius Baer


The MiFID II Directive (2014/65/EU) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Regulation 600/2014) (MiFIR) will repeal and recast the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC) (MiFID) and will come into force in January 2018. Together, the MiFID II Directive and MiFIR will form the legal framework governing the requirements applicable to investment firms, trading venues, data reporting service providers and third-country firms providing investment services or activities in the EU. They are often referred to as MiFID II.

MiFID II aims at increasing investor protection by creating a more effective, efficient and transparent market for investment services and activities in the EU. Details of level 2 measures applicable to each Article of MiFID II are set out in delegated acts, implementing acts and technical standards issued by ESMA and the European Commission. For the purposes of MiFID II compliance, DBS Bank Ltd., London Branch will provide its counterparties dealing in regulated investment services with certain information, such as client categorization, Order Execution Policy and Terms of Business. See below.

Terms of Business – (DBS Bank Ltd - Treasury & Markets)
Legal Entity Identifier FAQ
Client Categorisation – Eligible Counterparty
Client Categorisation – Professional Client (New Clients)
Client Categorisation – Professional Client (Existing Clients)
Order Execution Policy
DBS Bank Ltd – Summary of Chinese Walls and Conflict Management Policy
DBS Bank Ltd – Statement on Modern Slavery

Should you require further information, the DBSL MiFID Team dbslmifid@dbs.com or your Relationship Manager or your usual point of contact.