Global Banking

(formerly known as Global Wholesale Banking)

In 2012, we have gained visibility regionally reflected by the increasing domestic and regional awards recognising our business capabilities. Client Coverage continues to provide a single point of contact that allows consistent relationship experience for our clients throughout the region. With the opening of our Laos branch in November 2012, we are now the first regional bank to have physical presence in all ten ASEAN member nations. We believe our strong presence will enable us to support our regional clients as they expand their business operations across Southeast Asia.

In 2012, we also welcomed a new addition to the Global Banking (GB) family, Maybank Asset Management Group, which focuses on growing our asset and fund management business across the region. GB now has complete suite of product capabilities that will give us the flexibility to provide holistic solutions to our corporate clients regionally.

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias

"Within a short span of 2.5 years our global banking business has delivered major milestones, both locally and regionally. Positive client feedback on how we have supported them is a testament to our effective regional coverage model with local expertise, complemented by sector and industry experience, offering global solutions to raise our clients to greater heights. This is Maybank Global Banking."

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias
Deputy President and
Head, Global Banking




Financial Performance

We are well on track in our transformation journey to be the leading wholesale bank in asean. It started with the successful implementation of our Global Banking operating model with Client Coverage at the heart of our client relationship.


Reported a growth in revenue to RM5.3 billion in 2012 compared to RM3.9 billion in 2011.

Non-Financial Performance

  • GB has won 53 key awards in 2012 from renowned publications, amongst them EuroMoney, AsiaMoney, FinanceAsia, Alpha SEA Awards and the Asset Triple A Awards.
  • Out of these awards, 15 of them are regional awards including Alpha SEA's Best Retail Broker in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, Best Deal of the Year in SEA, Best Islamic Trade Finance Solution of the Year in SEA, Best REIT Deal of the Year in SEA, Best Project Financing Deal of the Year in SEA and Best Custody Solution of the Year in SEA.

Strategic Thrust & Initiatives

Our transformation journey to be the leading wholesale bank in Southeast Asia started with the successful implementation of our GB operating model in Head Office with Client Coverage at the heart of our client relationship.

The foundation was laid when we launched Maybank Kim Eng and rolled out the GB regional front office governance structure across all countries with regional specialists supporting the local business heads to strengthen our regional offerings.

In 2012, the key focus was on strengthening our regional capabilities through further streamlining of our business lines and rolling out regional business platform and operating models. Some of the key achievements and milestones:

Client Coverage

Collaborating with both GB product partners and different business sectors across the Maybank Group, Client Coverage offers clients a full suite of tailored products and solutions.

With their diverse investment banking, corporate banking and capital market background, the Client Coverage team builds long-term relationships based on constant engagement with our clients and a holistic understanding of their needs. Personalised management is also reinforced by a single, product-neutral point of contact that enables us to provide consistency of service region wide.

This has resulted in a tremendous growth in cross-border deals in 2012 and a further expansion of our client base.