KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 13 April 2021 - Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad ("Kenanga Group") is proud to have been recognised in 7 out of 22 categories, at the annual prestigious Bursa Excellence Awards held on Friday, 9 April 2021.

Datuk Muhammad Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Berhad; Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Group Managing Director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, holding the Champion trophy for the 2020 Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation; and Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Bin Omar, Chairman, Bursa Malaysia Berhad.

Kenanga Group was awarded the following:

  • Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation – Champion
  • Best Structured Warrant Issuer – Champion
  • Best Trading Participant Equity & Financial Derivatives – Champion
  • Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant – Champion
  • Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation – 1st Runner Up
  • Best Institutional Equities Participating Organisation Investment Bank – 2nd Runner Up
  • Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant – 2nd Runner-Up

Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Group Managing Director, Kenanga Group said, "It is an honour to receive these accolades across the multiple disciplines.  We would like to thank Bursa Malaysia for the encouragement and recognition, which serves as a validation of our Group's commitment towards excellence. The financial services space is undergoing massive disruption, and we hope to continue staying ahead of the game through our persistent emphasis on innovation and technology."

"It is a defining time for the industry as we navigate the opportunities and challenges of this new norm. Serving a rapidly growing client-base of over 600,000 traders and investors, we have dedicated teams developing solutions to improve customer experience and expand on product lines, strengthening our ecosystem. Clients today are digitally savvy, resourceful and hungry for alternative investment solutions, and we aim to meet these rising expectations," he added.

Amongst the seven awards clinched, the Group bagged Champion title for the most coveted category Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation, as well as, Best Structured Warrants Issuer, Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant, and for the 18th consecutive year, the Best Trading Equity & Financial Derivatives.


Themed as "Rising Together, Achieving Greatness", the 9th Bursa Excellence Awards was graced by Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Bin Omar, Chairman, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, and Datuk Muhammad Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Berhad. The event recognised participating organisations and individuals who helped build the capital market across the three segments of equities, derivatives and the Islamic capital market.


For more information on Kenanga Group, please visit www.kenanga.com.my.

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