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Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Established for 50 years, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (the Group) is a financial group in Malaysia with extensive experience in equity broking, investment banking, treasury, Islamic banking, listed derivatives, investment management, wealth management, structured lending and trade financing with strong foundations in regulatory compliance and risk management.

An innovative and established home-grown brand, the Group’s digital ambition includes building a robust digital ecosystem that meets the needs of its clients and businesses. Some of its game-changing products includes Malaysia’s fully online digital stockbroking platform Rakuten Trade and a fully A.I. robo-advisor, Kenanga Digital Investing. The Group also launched Malaysia’s first securities broking e-wallet, Kenanga Money, paved the way in AI-led Quan and algorithmic trading, kick-started a revolutionary supply chain financing solution for SMEs and made inroads into the digital assets space through its investment in Tokenize Technology (M) Sdn.Bhd.

The Group has garnered a host of awards and accolades reflecting its strong market position. It was awarded under the categories of Highest Returns to Shareholder Over Three Years, Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation by Bursa Malaysia, Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant, Best Structured Warrant Issuer, Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation, Best Institutional Equities Participating Organisation Investment Bank; along with Best Trading Participant and Best Institutional Equities Participating Organisation and for Equity and Financial Derivatives for 18 consecutive years. The Group was also accorded the title of Best Institutional Derivatives Trading category by Bursa Malaysia.
The Group continues to be a regular and repeat recipient of distinguished industry accolades, such as the Lipper, Fundsupermart and Morningstar awards. Rakuten Trade, Malaysia’s first fully digital securities broker in 2017 via a joint venture with Japanese fintech giant Rakuten Securities Inc was also named Malaysia’s fintech company of the year in 2018 by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). For its continued efforts towards community outreach and employee volunteerism, the Group was awarded the coveted Company of the Year award for environmental and sustainability at Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2021. The Group is also a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principle-based approach to responsible business.
Today, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad is an award-winning leading independent investment bank in the country with a continuous commitment towards driving collaboration, innovation, digitalisation and sustainability in the marketplace.

Awards & Recognition

Bursa Excellence Awards 2023

  • Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant (Champion)
  • Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Online Retail Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Trading Participant Commodity Derivatives (Champion)
  • Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant (Champion)
  • Highest Number of New Accounts Opened – Shariah, Ahmad Faizal bin Mohamed Yusop (Top Remisier Category)
  • Highest Traded Value – New Accounts, Ooi Yim Ee (Top Remisier Category)
  • Highest Reactivation – Untraded Accounts, Yasmin Mae Abdul Karim (Top Remisier Category)

LSEG Lipper Fund Awards 2024

  • Equity Malaysia Diversified
    Malaysia Provident Funds Over 10 Years
    Kenanga Malaysia Inc Fund
  • Mixed Asset MYR Flexible
    Malaysia Provident Funds Over 10 Years
    Kenanga Diversified Fund

Asia Asset Management 2024 Best of the Best Awards

  • Malaysia Best Equity Manager
  • Malaysia Best Impact Investing Manager
  • Best Impact Investing Manager in ASEAN
  • Malaysia Best House for Alternatives
  • Malaysia Most Improved Fund House
  • Malaysia Best Investor Education
  • Malaysia CEO of the Year – Datuk Wira Ismitz Matthew De Alwis
  • Malaysia CIO of the Year – Lee Sook Yee

The Edge Malaysia Centurion Club 2023

  • Winner – Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years
  • Winner – Highest Returns to Shareholders Over Three Years

National Energy Awards 2023

  • Winner – Energy-Efficient Building in Retrofitted Building

FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2023/2024

  • Sector Equity – Malaysia Focused
    Kenanga Growth Fund Series 2
  • Sector Equity – Malaysia Small to Medium Companies (Islamic)
    Kenanga Shariah Growth Opportunities Fund
  • Private Retirement Scheme – Growth (Islamic)
    Kenanga Shariah OnePRS Growth Fund

Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards

  • Bank of The Year – Outstanding Sustainability Champion

The Star ESG Positive Impact Awards 2022

  • Innovative Partnership (Silver)

Bursa Excellence Awards 2022

  • Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Online Retail Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Remisier, Margaret Heng (Champion)
  • Best Remisier, Chew Yee Seng (2nd Runner Up)
  • Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant (Champion)
  • Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant (1st Runner Up)

Asian Business Review – Malaysia National Business Awards 2023 and Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards 2023.

  • Best ESG Investment Bank
  • Investment Banking award for the entry of Malaysia’s First Wealth Tech

SRP Asia Pacific Awards 2023

  • Best Educational Initiative

Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2022

  • Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (First Time) – Silver

Bursa Excellence Awards 2021

  • Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation (Champion)
  • Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation – Investment Bank (Champion)
  • Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant (Champion)
  • Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant (2nd Runner Up)

Asiamoney Best Securities Houses Awards 2022

  • Malaysia’s Best Securities House 2022

Asia Asset Management’s 2023 Best of the Best Awards

  • 2023 Malaysia Best Impact Investing Manager – Kenanga Investors Group
  • 2023 Malaysia Best Equity Manager – Kenanga Investors Group
  • 2023 Malaysia CEO of the Year – Datuk Wira Ismitz Matthew De Alwis
  • 2023 Malaysia Best House for Alternatives – Kenanga Investors Group
  • 2023 Malaysia Most Improved Fund House – Kenanga Investors Group

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Malaysia 2023

  • Best Equity Malaysia Diversified – Malaysia Provident Funds over 10 Years Kenanga Malaysian Inc Fund
  • Best Mixed Asset MYR Flexible – Malaysia Provident Funds over 3 Years Kenanga Managed Growth Fund
  • Best Mixed Asset MYR Flexible – Malaysia Provident Funds over 5 Years Kenanga Managed Growth Fund
  • Best Mixed Asset MYR Flexible – Malaysia Provident Funds over 10 Years Kenanga Managed Growth Fund

2022 Morningstar Fund Awards Malaysia

  • Best Malaysia Large-Cap Equity Fund Kenanga Growth Fund – Series 2 (USD)

Bursa Excellence Awards 2020

  • 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

Bursa Malaysia Salesforce Retail Investor Campaign 2020

  • Top Dealer Category –

    • Highest Traded Value for ETFs and
    • Highest Traded Value for L&I ETFs
  • Top Remisier Category –

    • Highest Traded Value – New Accounts (Conventional)
    • Highest Traded Value for ETFs
    • Highest Reactivation of – Inactive & Dormant Accounts

Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Award 2020

  • Company of the year award for environmental awareness and sustainability

ACES Awards 2020

  • Industry Champions of the Year 2020

Marketing Events Awards 2020

  • Best Use of Games/Contest – Silver Campaign: Rescue Raya by Kenanga

The Loyalty & Engagement Awards 2020

  • Best Use of Gamification – Silver Campaign: Rescue Raya by Kenanga
  • Best Employee Engagement Strategy – Silver Campaign: #GayaRayaKenanga

MARC Lead Managers League Table Awards 2019

  • Issued Value Category – Conventional & Islamic (Winner)

Bursa Excellence Awards 2019

  • Best Trading Participant Equity & Financial Derivatives (Champion)
  • Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant – Investment Bank (2nd Runner Up)
  • Best Overall Equities Participating Organisation (2nd Runner Up)
  • Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation – Investment Bank (1st Runner Up)
  • Best Institutional Equities Participating Organisation – Investment Bank (2nd Runner Up)
  • Best Remisier (Champion) and (2nd Runner Up)

CSR Malaysia Awards 2019

  • CSR Award in the Investment Bank category

Marketing Events Awards 2019

  • Best Business Event – Internal (Gold) Campaign: Kenanga Founder’s Day
  • Best Business Event – Internal (Bronze) Campaign: Zero-Waste Your Lifestyle with #GreenAtWork

Bursa Excellence Awards 2018

  • Best Trading Participant Equity & Financial Derivatives
  • Best Institutional Derivatives Trading Participant (Champion)
  • Best Remisier (Champion)
  • Best Overall Derivatives Trading Participant (1st Runner Up)
  • Best Institutional Equities Participating Organisation – Investment Bank (2nd Runner Up)
  • Best Retail Equities Participating Organisation – Investment Bank (2nd Runner Up)

Islamic Finance News Awards 2018

  • Deal of the Year 2018 (Perpetual Sukuk category)

Best Under Billion Awards 2018

  • Best Dividend Yield

Shariah Investing Fair 2018 by Bursa Malaysia

  • Best Islamic Participating Organisation (Second (2nd) Runner-Up)

InvestSmart Fest 2017

  • Creativity Award in Digitalising Its Investor Outreach Initiative

CSR Malaysia Awards 2018

  • Investment Banking – #GreenAtWork campaign
  • Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (“Kenanga Investment Bank”) was awarded the coveted CSR Award for the Investment Bank category.

The Marketing Events Awards 2018

  • Best Event, Games/Contests (Gold) – KenTrade Trading Challenge III campaign
  • Best Event, Internal (Gold) – #GreenAtWork campaign

What our brand means?

What our brand stands for is defined by our brand values and the way in which we engage with our stakeholders.

Agility

We are nimble and quick to respond with creative, customised solutions to meet our stakeholders’ needs, both externally and internally.

Collaboration

We are supported by an integrated network of colleagues and partners. We believe in consolidating our knowledge and working together for the best solutions.

Trustworthiness

Professionalism, integrity and transparency are values we hold dear. We are fully committed to ethical practices and strive to always maintain credibility in all that we do.

Future Facing

We are constantly pushing boundaries. Our pursuit of digital innovations will drive financial inclusion and create opportunities and possibilities for our stakeholders.

Our People

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Our History

We have done great things in the past. Today, we continue our legacy by doing great things for the future.

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Corporate Structure

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Sustainability

We are committed to the journey as a financial services provider, business partner, employer, community member, environmental steward and a value creator for our shareholders.

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