DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 200 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's strong capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings that are among the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, earned it Global Finance's "Safest Bank in Asia" accolade for two consecutive years, in 2009 and 2010.
DBS was established in 1968 as the development bank of Singapore. It was the catalyst to Singapore’s economic development during the nation’s early years of independence. Since then, DBS has transformed into a successful financial services institution, offering a comprehensive range of innovative products and solutions to meet its clients’ needs. With operations in 15 markets, the bank has a regional network spanning more than 200 branches and over 1,100 ATMs across 50 cities.
As one of the leading banks in Asia, DBS also acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 18,000 staff, representing over 30 nationalities. We are committed to empowering, educating and engaging our staff so as to build a high performance organisation renowned for its good customer service and innovative business solutions.
Securitised debt has, at best, played a supporting role in Asia over the past decade or so. No sooner did issuers and investors begin to embrace the product than it met an unexpected hurdle that took the wind out of its sails.
The last decade has seen a relaxation of rules regarding RMB services. DBS Bank’s senior vice president and head of complex hybrid products, Anthony Cheng, guides us through the regulatory history of RMB business across Asia and outlines investment opportunities.