Asiamoney’s RMB Poll invites global corporations, financial institutions and investors that have used offshore RMB services via banks in Asia over the past 12 months to participate in an online survey.

One of the region’s first and most comprehensive client-oriented polls for assessing RMB services, the poll covers a range of services such as bond origination, transaction banking, derivatives, fund investment and research, as well as featuring a Best Overall category for the bank that demonstrates excellence across all services.

Asiamoney Global RMB Poll:

HSBC has ranked No.1 for Best Overall RMB Products and Services in the Asiamoney RMB Poll since the poll first launched in 2012.

HSBC continues to be one of the leading international bank for RMB business for our clients. In 2019, we have:

  1. Maintained one of the largest RMB networks
    • Capabilities in over 50 markets1
    • 1st bank with capability to settle RMB in six continents2, led first-ever offshore RMB denominated bond and IPO
    • Group-wide RMB business supported by a team of RMB champions and experts located in 3 key locations3
  2. Deepened knowledge and coverage in China
    • Established in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865
    • One of the largest foreign bank in mainland China
    • China Desk Managers in 24 markets connecting Chinese corporates to over 40 countries4
    • Strong and consistent supporter of key Chinese initiatives such as RMB Internationalisation (RMBI) and Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)
  3. Maintained our market leading position in key products
    • No.1 in Dim Sum bond underwriting league table5
    • No.1 among foreign banks in the Panda bond underwriting league table6
    • Leading market share in QFII & RQFII custodian services7
    • Leading market share among foreign banks in Overseas Institutional Investors (OIIs) China Interbank Bond Market (CIBM) custodian services8
  4. Strengthened our global RMB infrastructure to better serve our clients
    • Acted as one of the Joint Bookrunners for the first listing of Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) and completed the first GDR conversion under Shanghai-London Stock Connect (SLSC)
    • Executed the world’s first cross-border RMB block-chain Letter of Credit9
    • One of the first three banks to implement CNY FX centralisation model to offer better CNY products to offshore investors, including offering CNY FX solutions to Bond Connect clients in their home markets
    • First bank to execute Bond Connect trade with a German domiciled asset manager10
    • Supported an Overseas Institutional Investor (OII) to complete the first T+3 bond settlement in the CIBM soon after regulatory relaxation
  5. Recognised by industry-leading awards
    • Voted 1st for Best Overall RMB Products and Services in 2019 for the 8th consecutive year in the Asiamoney Global RMB Poll
    • Best RMB Bank in Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Germany, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States and Best RMB Liquidity Management Bank in the Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards 2019
    • Voted the winner of the 2019 FX Week Best Bank for RMB award
    • Best RMB Manager in the Asia Asset Management 2019 awards
    • Awarded “Bond Connect Top Dealer” in 2019 for two consecutive years
    • Named the Best Overall International Bank for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the 2019 Asiamoney New Silk Road Finance Awards


1 The Belt and Road Initiative
2 News and media
3 Hong Kong, London, Shanghai
4 As of 10 Feb 2020
5 Source: Bloomberg, as of DEC19
6 Source: Bloomberg, as of DEC19
7 Source: CSRC and SAFE, as of DEC19
8 Source: PBOC, as of DEC19
9 News and media
10 News and media
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