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Over the course of several months, the board of editors at The Asset has taken note of these trends in Asia and has been carefully examining and understanding the various digital finance activities taking place in the region. As in previous years we are pleased to highlight this year’s The Asset Triple A Digital Awards winners who have excelled against a highly competitive and challenging market backdrop.
24 Mar 2023
DBS, Citi, MUFG, and HSBC take home accolades in The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2023 as announced in an Oscar-style awards ceremony held last night (March 14) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
15 Mar 2023
The credit landscape in Asia remained under severe pressure in 2022 amid one of the toughest market backdrops seen in decades. Rising interest rates, higher inflation and elevated geopolitical tensions were among the factors that impacted the fund-raising capabilities of both issuers and borrowers, raising their liquidity and refinancing risks. This resulted in a higher number of negative rating actions for the year, outpacing the positive ones. A number of investment-grade credits saw their ratings downgraded into non-investment grade or high-yield category.
21 Feb 2023
Sustainable finance-related deals emerged as a significant driver of issuers’ and investors’ behaviour. This was evident in several fund raisings that defined the best issuers The Asset board of editors selected for The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2022.
7 Feb 2023
The supportive environment in 2021 that enabled issuers and borrowers to gain easier access to equity and debt capital markets to raise funds has completely disappeared last year. That’s how a senior banker described 2022 as deal volumes across G3 bonds and initial public offerings in Asia, outside of Japan and Australasia, plunged against a backdrop of rising interest rates, higher inflation, volatile commodity prices and elevated geopolitical tensions.
7 Feb 2023
Operating in Taiwan’s highly competitive market, Magi Chen, president and chief executive officer of E.Sun Financial Holding has steered her organization through a number of challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic to ongoing geopolitical tensions. Under her watch, the bank delivered a solid financial performance in 2021, including a record-high net profit of NT$20.6 billion (US$690 million) and the highest return on equity compared to local peers.
6 Feb 2023
To say that 2022 was an interesting year for North Asia’s capital markets would be putting it lightly. From the fallout of China’s high-yield bond market to ongoing geopolitical tensions, issuers and investors had to carefully navigate the market to avoid dud deals and overvalued transactions.
16 Jan 2023
The Asset announces the best deals, banks and advisers for sustainable finance in Southeast Asia.
11 Jan 2023
Asset Awards: Challenging year for banking like no other in a quarter century
10 Jan 2023
As part of Asset Benchmark Research’s (ABR) annual review and recognition of the leading companies in Asia, we assessed what were the best ESG practices being executed in the region during the review period. ESG Awards
9 Jan 2023
Progressive companies in Asia are taking significant steps to address pressing issues facing the world today. Whether it be reducing carbon emissions or bridging knowledge gaps, these initiatives display how companies go beyond what is expected of them to make a positive impact on society. We at Asset Benchmark Research (ABR) are pleased to undertake the task of evaluating a number of submissions from corporates that highlight such efforts.
12 Dec 2022
Announcing the winners of The Asset Triple A Insurance Awards 2022
13 Oct 2022
Announcing the winners of The Asset Triple A Private Banking and Wealth Management Awards 2022.
6 Oct 2022
28 Sep 2022