ABN AMRO's goal is to create value for our clients. We strictly follow a relationship approach which keeps clients' requirements clearly in focus and provides excellent service through the professionalism and motivation of our employees across the globe. Adhering to the principles of Managing for Value - allocating resources to where they earn the best long-term returns and measuring the results - and exploiting synergies between the bank's businesses maximises economic value for our shareholders. The ABN AMRO Values and Business Principles are the framework within which we conduct all our business.
The four ABN AMRO values which from the basis of our activities are:
Above all, we are committed to integrity in all that we do, always, everywhere.
We share global skills and resources for our clients' benefit.
We respect each individual and draw strength from equal opportunity and diversity.
We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and to delivering outstanding
The AmInvestment Group has taken a pro-active stance to understand the diverse markets' need for more specialised investment banking products through the development of complex and customised financial solutions. AmIslamic Bank has a long and distinguished history in Islamic banking, serving banking needs of industries and individuals via the AmBank Group Islamic Banking (GIB. GIB, then known as Islamic Banking Division was established in 1993. The Banking and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA) 1989 was amended to enable conventional banks to conduct Islamic banking business through Islamic banking window via Skim Perbankan Tanpa Faedah (SPTF), now known as Skim Perbankan Islam (SPI). This marked the launch of a dual-banking system in Malaysia i.e. Islamic and conventional banking. In 2001, the Islamic banking operation of AmBank and AmFinance was consolidated via Business Rationalisation Exercise (BRE) undertaken by the Group. With the establishment of AmIslamic Bank Berhad, the Group aspires to continue the heritage of its excellent track record in Islamic banking. Today, with the Group's extensive network of branches, automated teller-machines and e-banking centres nationwide, AmIslamic Bank is ready to take on the challenge of becoming a premier Islamic bank of choice.
Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (ASEAMBANKERS), an investment banking arm of Maybank, is one of the leading merchant banks in Malaysia. It was incorporated on the 28th September, 1973 under the name Asian & Euro-American Merchant Bankers (Malaysia) Berhad. ASEAMBANKERS provides quality, sophisticated and innovative financial solutions to its clients' business needs delivering top quality products and services.
ASEAMBANKERS has the capital, expertise and quality of resources to provide excellent services across the full range of investment banking products. Our management and pool of dedicated and experienced professional teams offer you a personalized service to meet individual objectives.
ASEAMBANKERS has a long history of arranging and advising successful Islamic bond issues, and continues to lead the Islamic bond market with innovative solutions and structures tailored to the client's needs. Our continued progress reflects the strengths and commitment we bring to our clients. Through a combination of financial strength, flexibility of approach and an in-depth knowledge of our clients' businesses, we tailor and craft innovative financial solutions for all our clients' needs. Contact our Corporate Advisory, Debt Capital Market, Investment Banking and Research Team to understand further the services we can offer you.
Calyon: Crédit Agricole Group's Corporate and Investment Banking
Crédit Agricole S.A., France 's largest bank and one of the largest in the world in terms of capital, has strong positions in seven business lines: Crédit Agricole regional banks; LCL network; Specialised Financial Services; Asset Management; Insurance and Private banking; Corporate and Investment banking and International Retail banking.
Calyon, Crédit Agricole's Corporate and Investment banking, was created in May 2004, by the transfer of Crédit Lyonnais' Corporate and Investment Banking division to Crédit Agricole Indosuez. These activities represent 27% (H 1 2005) of Crédit Agricole pre-tax income (excluding proprietary asset management and other activities and before related-integration costs). Calyon benefits from the Crédit Agricole S.A. group's high rating and solid financial position, and is a major player in the financial markets. It is one of Europe's leading financing and investment banking businesses.
Calyon has been present in Malaysia since 1994 with a branch in Labuan. The local branch offers a wide range of products and services to Calyon's network clients and investors seeking to do business in Malaysia.
Calyon's Representative Office in Kuala Lumpur also develops and supports correspondent banking relationships with domestic Malaysian banks. It acts as a liaison unit for the network clients as well as foreign investors: it is actively involved in seeking potential clients for export and project financing, and facilitates business partners' search for clients.
Its core clients consist of large conglomerates, multinationals and financial institutions, including sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities.
CIMB Islamic started its operations on the 1st January 2003 and operates as a bank within a bank. It is a dedicated Islamic financial solutions boutique offering investment banking products and services in compliance with Shariah. CIMB Islamic is responsible for CIMB Group's Islamic finance business onshore and offshore and aims to develop a comprehensive system and range of products for our clients. CIMB Islamic also recognizes the importance of the role of financial institutions in developing the Islamic finance industry and is committed to research and product development.
CIMB Islamic's focus areas include Islamic debt and equity capital market, private equity, private banking, asset & fund management and corporate finance.
As one of the leading and largest professional services organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia has over 90 directors and over 200 managers, out of a staff strength of about 1,700 people. With offices in 9 locations - Kuala Lumpur , Pulau Pinang, Ipoh , Kuantan, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Labuan , we work to deliver value to our clients.
We provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services for public and private clients. Integrating their skills and diverse knowledge, our professionals connect their thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their stakeholders.
Our professional resources, experience, tradition of independence and integrity, commitment to the highest ethical standards, together with our worldwide service capabilities, give our clients the confidence to work with PricewaterhouseCoopers. We have played an integral part in the growth and progress of Malaysia since 1900. Today, PricewaterhouseCoopers continue to work with many large multinationals, public sector entities and Malaysian companies, providing solutions to their complex business issues.
PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.
RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd ("RHB Sakura"), together with its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of investment banking services in Malaysia with a proven track record in equity and debt capital markets (both Conventional and Islamic Financing). Underpinning its leading position is a solid network of distribution and placement channels that reach out to a host of domestic and international clients. While RHB Sakura offers the full range of financial products and services, it focuses on the five (5) main core business areas of Investment Banking, Debt Capital Market (both conventional and Islamic), Corporate Finance, Corporate Banking and Treasury & Money Market.
HSBC Amanah is the global Islamic banking division of the HSBC Group, and was established in 1998 with the aim of making HSBC the leading provider of Islamic banking worldwide. With more than a hundred professionals serving the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, HSBC Amanah represents the largest Islamic banking team of any international bank.
The HSBC Group is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. With operations in twenty OIC member states, no international bank is more widely represented in the Muslim world than HSBC. Nor has any made a greater investment in Islamic banking. Headquartered in London, the Groups international network comprises about 10,000 offices with almost 110 million customers in 77 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With a rich history of community banking and a commitment to meet the particular needs of our diverse customers, we are the world's local bank.
Microlink group began operation in 1994 to develop a comprehensive IT solution enabling the banking and financial institution to become more competitive and responsive to customers' demands for better products and services. The all-in-one banking solution contains a comprehensive application suite of modules to cater for both conventional and Islamic banking, and the group implemented its first Islamic banking software solution in 1996. Throughout 1997 to 2005, the Group had successfully developed newer releases of MiBS and each release is an improvement of the previous releases with further add-ons and incorporation of technology advances catering for the development of new banking products particularly in Islamic banking, which is the group's core focus.