CITIC Securities and CLSA triumphant in the FinanceAsia Country Awards 2018

Hong Kong


Beijing/Hong Kong – Thursday, May 31, 2018: CITIC Securities and its international platform CLSA have been honoured with six awards in the FinanceAsia Country Awards for Achievement 2018.

CITIC Securities was awarded Best ECM House, Best DCM house, Best Broker and Best Belt & Road Bank in China, the latter award being a new award category created to recognise the bank having a significant rise in cross-border transactions between China and countries along the Belt and Road. These accolades recognise not only CITIC Securities’ strong onshore investment banking and broking capabilities but also the firm’s active engagement in international markets through CLSA. In particular, being named best bank for the Belt and Road Initiative is a real honour and a testament to CITIC Securities’ deliberate strategy to connect Chinese corporates and investors with the counterparties in the Belt and Road region.

CLSA was named Best Investment Bank and Best Broker in Hong Kong among Chinese financial institutions, a testimony to CLSA’s strong track record and rapidly expanding Corporate Finance & Capital Markets business.

CLSA CEO Jonathan Slone said: “It is an honour for CLSA to receive the award for Best Investment Bank and Broker in Hong Kong amongst Chinese financial institutions. These awards recognise the seamless cooperation between CLSA and CITIC Securities and with our expanding Corporate Finance & Capital Markets team and extremely strong deal pipeline, I anticipate a continuation of the strong momentum we have built since fully integrating with CITIC Securities twelve months ago.”

In late 2017, IFR Asia named CITIC Securities the Asian Bank of the Year 2017 while CLSA scooped the annual Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2017 and was ranked No.1 in Asia, Japan and Australia for Overall Combined Regional Research and Sales – the first time CLSA has topped all three regions in the same year.

Dealogic league tables show CITIC Securities and CLSA ranked No.1 in deal value (Asia ex-Japan) for both ECM and DCM 2017 FY – May 2018 while Mergermarket global and regional M&A Q1 2018 report shows CITIC Securities and CLSA ranked No.1 in M&A for deal value (Asia ex-Japan) in Q1 2018.

About CITIC Securities (SSE: 600030, SEHK: 6030)

 CITIC Securities Company Limited is a leading full service investment bank in China. Its A shares and H shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, respectively. CITIC Securities maintains top rankings in China’s capital markets across its principal business areas of securities brokerage, investment banking, and asset management.

CITIC Securities is a composition stock of the SSE 180, SSE 50, CSI 300, SSE Corporate Governance Index, FTSE Xinhua China A50 Index, Dow Jones China 88 Index and SSE Social Responsibility index. It is also a constituent stock of the Hang Seng China H-Financials Index, Hang Seng China AH Index Series, Hang Seng Global Composite Index, Hang Seng Composite Index, Hang Seng Composite Industry Index – Financials, the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index, Hang Seng CSI Shanghai-Hong Kong AH Smart Index, SSE SH Equities Index, FTSE China 25 Index and MSCI China Index. Since the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, CITIC Securities has become a benchmark stock for both Northbound and Southbound Trading Links.

 About CLSA Limited

 CLSA is Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group, providing global investors with insights, liquidity and capital to drive their investment strategies.

Award-winning research, an extensive Asia footprint, direct links to China and highly experienced finance professionals differentiate our innovative products and services in alternative investment, asset management, corporate finance, capital and debt markets, securities and wealth management.

As the international platform of CITIC Securities (SSE: 600030, SEHK: 6030), China’s largest investment bank, CLSA is uniquely positioned to facilitate cross-border capital flows and connect China with the world and the world to China.  Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA operates from 20 cities across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

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