Awards for Distinction 2020 – Best Private Bank – Credit Advisory

Best Private Bank Credit Advisory


HSBC Private Banking

Best Private Bank – Credit Advisory

Jyrki Rauhio

regional head of Credit Advisory, Asia, HSBC Private Banking

“We are delighted to be named Best Private Bank — Credit Advisory by Asian Private Banker. Working against a challenging backdrop in 2020, our credit advisory teams expanded our product shelf to include bespoke risk controlled lending solutions and market-defining financing options to cater to our clients’ needs during unprecedented times.

We are grateful for being recognised for our best-in-class credit advisory business and for always keeping our clients at the forefront of what we do.”

Winners rationale

In 2020, HSBC’s Credit Advisory team expanded its capability in bespoke and structured lending, with one or more credit transactions successfully closed for each product category across regions in 2020. Notable deals included a US$500 million in margin loans and the granting of credit to banks against pledged items (Lombard facility).

During 2020, the Credit Advisory team managed over 6,600 lines of credit, making it available to over 80% of Private Bank clients in a time-critical market environment to facilitate daily leveraged investment activities.

It targeted the next-generation of family-owned and founder-led businesses, including those of legacy businesses in the region. HSBC enriched its financing capability to extend term and bridge facilities on an unsecured basis for the bank’s next-generation and best clients. It provided financing against single stocks in 2020, expanding the list to range from real estate, TMT, to industrial, consumer discretionary and manufacturing. Banks typically lend against a portfolio of stocks to reduce single-stock risk.

A particularly unique financing facility by HSBC was to extend its credit capability to take eligible A-shares traded via the Stock Connect as collateral, a rare lending proposition to facilitate leveraged investments.

For keeping the client at the forefront and offering market-defining financing options during unprecedented times, HSBC wins Asian Private Banker’s Best Private Bank — Credit Advisory award for 2020.

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