Sales & Trading

With teams of experienced professionals and a suite of sophisticated electronic platforms, we provide our clients multiple ways to strategise, track and execute securities transactions in exchanges around the world.

Credit & Sukuk

  • Debt Markets
    The Debt Markets Unit helps sovereign and corporate clients across ASEAN and Asia raise funding in the sukuk markets especially for large financing requirements. Underlying its leading position in the regional capital markets are CIMB’s capabilities in the regional domestic sukuk markets, commercial papers, medium term notes programme, Islamic capital markets, convertible sukuk, asset-backed securities, derivatives and structured finance markets.
  • Credit Trading & Market Making
    We trade and market-make over-the-counter and exchange-listed sukuk, foreign exchange and derivative products in the domestic and foreign currency markets.

Structured Credit

We trade derivatives, mainly for institutional clients who rely on our strategies to manage risks and at the same time enhance yields. We also provide structured solutions to institutional investors, both on the asset/investment and liability side. We buy and sell the following instruments:

  • Total rate of return swaps
  • Hybrids
  • Structured derivatives
  • Credit linked notes (CLNs)


Our institutional equities platform has one of the most comprehensive footprints among brokerage houses today across Asia. CIMB offers our institutional clients access into 12 markets in Asia – 9 markets directly and 3 markets via local partners in Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. We provide in-depth stock coverage for more than 1000 stocks in Asia, either directly or indirectly via our partners. Given our footprint, the breadth of stock coverage and our on-the-ground resources across Asia, our regional service proposition is exceptional.

Our institutional clients have access to our entire gamut of equity services for Shariah-compliant equities. This includes access to our research products, our research analysts, IPOs, stock placements and sales professionals for informed investment advice for all the markets in which we operate across Asia.

Futures & Options

Headquartered in Singapore, CIMB Futures provides access to the major Futures and Options (F&O) exchanges worldwide with clearing membership in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and India.

We are one of the top three Trading Participants of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad.  Meeting the needs of ASEAN, our clients are well-diversified across all the product classes with our highly experienced sales and dealing teams providing client specific advice.

We offer:

  • Voice and Electronic Execution
    Our dealing desk has extensive experience dealing with futures and options on futures. Operating 24 hours, our dealing desk helps clients navigate an often volatile market by providing market insights, trade flows and timely information. Working with well-established partners, we offer multiple platforms to meet the needs of our diversified clients. 
  • Service
    We have built a strong client franchise through long-term relationships built on trusted service. Through a systematic approach to client management, our dedicated and experienced dealers and sales will guide clients through the volatile and complex financial landscape.
  • Clearing
    Managing large trading volumes every day, we adhere to strict compliance standards to ensure the safety and integrity of all customer accounts. Our well-developed back office system offers robust and timely data.

Other Services

  • Foreign Exchange
    The FX Options unit engages in the trading of over-the-counter foreign exchange options and the provision of hedging and investment solutions to our corporate and investor clients using foreign exchange options.
  • Money Markets
    Our Money Market team offers a wide range of products to corporate and institutional clients to help generate returns on their funds.
  • Rates
    Our clients rely on us to secure the best profit rate solution for their needs. We perform this function by making markets in government sukuk, or hedging instruments.
  • Structured Products
    We customise products for our clients, whether they are looking to finance or invest. These solutions - deposits, investments, and financing - can include different asset types and be structured to suit a client’s risk appetite and market conditions.
  • Equities Derivatives
    We provide equity derivatives services covering the issuance, offering, listing, trading and market-making of structured warrants, equity options, linear derivatives products and equity-linked investments or notes. We also structure solutions for corporate, institutional and high-net-worth clients.
CIMB Group
Corporate Snapshot (Figures as at 31 March 2019)
Total Assets:
RM 549.7 billion
Total Funds Under Management:
RM 87.4 billion
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Total Shareholders' Funds:
RM 52.8 billion
Staff Strength: