Who We Are
CIMB Group is a leading KL-headquartered ASEAN universal bank, one of the largest investment banks in Asia and one of the largest Islamic banks in the world.
As the fifth largest banking group in ASEAN, we have around 37,000 staff in 15 countries across ASEAN, Asia and beyond. CIMB Investment Bank provides market-leading conventional and Islamic financial advice for a tailored delivery of banking solutions to our clients. We have structured and executed award winning deals which showcase our ability to innovate and help our clients achieve their goals. CIMB also has an extensive retail banking network of around 850 branches serving more than 13.5 million customers. Beyond ASEAN, we also have presence in China & Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, the US and the UK.
CIMB is ranked among the top banks in ASEAN, garnering numerous awards across the years such as the 2016 Islamic Bank of the Year – Global award by The Banker magazine, Best Bank 2016 and Best Investment Bank in Malaysia 2016 by FinanceAsia Country Awards and many others.
Licensed as an Investment Adviser by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam, we provide investment banking and advisory services through our office in Brunei.
Since late 2005, we have supported Bruneiâs efforts to diversify its economy away from the oil and gas sector, advising local institutions on asset management, capital markets and in-vestment opportunities including Shariah-compliant products and services.
CIMB Group began its foray into Cambodia in November 2010 through its consumer banking arm, CIMB Bank, with its first branch which also serves as the headquarters located right in the heart of Phnom Penh city.
CIMB Bank in Cambodia is committed to building a strong and sustainable future for its customers from the very beginning, constantly striving to create opportunities and value for its customers through its products and services.
Since the establishment of our Hong Kong office in 1991 we have grown our geographical footprint and business platform. With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei, coupled with our Southeast Asian heritage, we offer a real Greater China alternative.
This is based on our Asian DNA, unique linkages into the ASEAN region as well as the long-standing experience and client relationship of our Greater China team. Our Greater China offices provide a full range of services from cash equities, equity sales and research and debt capital markets through to financial / corporate advisory and M&A.
In India, CIMB Bank Berhad officially opened its representative office in November 2010. The Bank representative office undertakes liaison activities and serves as a channel of communication between Head Office / CIMB Group and parties in India, collecting information about possible market opportunities and providing information about the Group and its products to prospective Indian customers.
CIMB Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd. was later set up in October 2012 to carry out Equities Broking and Investment Banking Activities. CIMB Securities India Pvt Ltd. is a member of both the leading stock exchanges in India, namely the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
We have been operating in Indonesia for over 20 years, running several businesses in ASEANâs largest economy and growing an excellent reputation for customer service and market knowledge.
CIMB Niaga is Indonesiaâs 5th largest bank by assets and 7th largest commercial bank on IDX by market cap. We offer our customers the most comprehensive portfolio of conventional and Shariah banking services in Indonesia, combining our strengths in consumer banking, SME and micro, commercial and corporate banking, treasury, and payment services with the support of our 585 branches nationwide along with our branchless banking platforms.
CIMB Group officially marked its presence in Lao PDR with the opening of the CIMB Thai - Vientiane branch on 29 August 2014.
CIMB Thai Bank - Vientiane branch is CIMB Thai's first overseas branch, and will be our seventh Thai commercial bank. The Vientiane branch is the 35th commercial bank incorporated in Lao PDR. Located at Lan Xang Avenue, near the famous Patuxay Monument and in the proximity of trade, business and cultural centers of Nakhon Luang Vientiane, the branch will be well prepared and fully equipped to provide financial solutions to all its target customer segments.
In January 2013, CIMB became the first ASEAN financial institution to obtain an equities brokerage license in South Korea since 2002, enabling us to serve both our domestic and international clients. CIMB Korea is now in the position to offer its global clients access to the South Korean equity market and to catalyse business and investment flows between South Korea and Asia Pacific. CIMB Korea also provides corporate advisory services and research coverage to both domestic and international clients.
Incorporated in Malaysia in 1974 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, CIMB Groupâs operations encompass a well-established consumer bank, a premier regional investment bank and an Islamic bank.
CIMB Bank, the consumer banking arm of the Group, is the country's second largest commercial bank, with over 7.5 million customers nationwide. The bank offers a full spectrum of banking services covering credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, business banking services for SMEs and mid-sized corporate customers, insurance, investment services and wealth management services for our customers.
CIMB Investment Bank, the Groupâs corporate and investment banking outfit, provides a complete suite of wholesale banking and advisory services to corporate clients, governments and financial institutions.
CIMB Islamic, the Groupâs global Islamic banking and finance franchise, provides Shariah-compliant consumer banking, investment banking, asset management, private banking and takaful services in parallel with the Groupâs operations.
Our representative office in Myanmar opened in October 1994, and is licensed by the Central Bank of Myanmar.
We offer liaison and advisory services for Malaysian companies seeking to do business in the country.
We offer liaison and advisory services for Malaysian companies seeking to do business in this fast-growing emerging economy.
Located in ASEANâs global financial gateway, Singapore is one of our most important markets. We have been here since 1947 through Ban Hin Lee Bank, and our presence grew in 2005 following the acquisition of G. K. Goh Stockbrokers Pte.Ltd.
In September 2009, we began offering universal banking services, in line with the needs of our customers.
We also leverage on CIMBâs extensive regional network and resources to bring innovative products and services to the Singaporean market.
In 2011, our presence was established in Sri Lanka to provide corporate finance, debt restructuring and arrangement, and mergers and acquisition advisory services to local and international clients.
We leverage on our extensive Asia Pacific network to provide innovative solutions in a rapidly growing domestic investment and capital market. CIMB Sri Lanka also has a strong collaboration with John Keells Stock Brokers, the leading equity brokerage house in Sri Lanka and a member of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), enabling us to provide excellent equity sales and research coverage to our clients.
CIMB Thai is the 10th largest commercial bank in Thailand by assets with over 165 branches nationwide. Formerly Bank Thai, the bank was established in August 1998 following the consolidation of 14 financial institutions in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis in 1997. CIMB Group has been the single largest shareholder of CIMB Thai since March 2009, with a controlling stake of 93.15%. CIMB Thai offers a comprehensive suite of banking solutions both to consumers and businesses across Thailand.
Our investment banking and securities brokerage arm, operated through CIMB Securities (Thailand) provides investment banking services (IPOs, M&As, debt and equity fund raising, placements, independent financial advisory, restructuring and underwriting), stockbroking and equities research.
Our strategic London office serves as a conduit between Europe and Southeast Asia. CIMB Bank London, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, has been in operation since November 1976, while CIMB Securitiesâ London office, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, was established in the 1990s.
As a fully licensed bank, we offer a full range of banking services, from non-Ringgit corporate financing and trade finance to acceptance of deposits and commercial payments.
CIMB Bank London is well-poised to support Asian companies expanding their businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Our clients can enjoy access to a comprehensive range of banking products and services from loans and trade finance, to deposits and foreign exchange.
CIMB Securities (USA), Inc. was established in June 2007 to serve as the Group's equity sales arm in the United States. The firm focuses on Asia ex-Japan equity sales to the U.S. Institutional client base, complementing CIMB Group's already strong investment banking franchise across the region.
Our value proposition is to contrast the service offerings of the global banks with our deep knowledge of the Asian markets and business community, particularly in Southeast Asia. Our New York-based operations are staffed by a team of highly experienced sales-people and sales-traders, with combined international experience spanning more than a century.
In 2016, CIMB Group began banking operations in Vietnam through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CIMB Bank (Vietnam) Limited. Headquartered in Hanoi, CIMB Bank Vietnam offers a wide range of banking products and services for individuals, businesses and corporates.