Asiamoney’s Offshore RMB Poll 2017 runs from mid January to mid February for a period of five weeks. Corporations, financial institutions, government bodies and investors that have used offshore renminbi services in the past 12 months are welcome to participate. The poll takes around six to eight minutes to complete. 

Vote Now (請即投票):





  12 January: Poll launches

  17 February: Poll closes

  Late May: Results published

For enquiries and past results, please contact the Asiamoney Research Team:  

Harris Fan ( 852 2912 8037).

Asiamoney’s Offshore RMB Poll – An Introduction

What is it?

Asiamoney’s Offshore RMB Poll is one of the region’s first and most comprehensive client-oriented polls for assessing offshore RMB services. The online poll covers a range of offshore renminbi services such as deposit, transaction banking, bond origination, research etc., as well as featuring Best Overall category for the bank that demonstrates excellence across all services.

The poll results rank the providers of these services based upon valid votes received. They will be published in an Asiamoney supplement in late April or early May, and will also be available on the GlobalCapital website at

Who participates?

Corporations, financial institutions and investors from across the globe that have used offshore RMB services via Asia-based banks during the past year are welcomed to participate in the poll to rate their banks and give feedback on the quality of the RMB services provided.

There is no fee and banks are welcome to invite their clients to participate and distribute this link:

Why is the poll important?

The growth of offshore RMB services means it is important to gauge banks and what they offer. Asiamoney, with over two decades of polling financial services in Asia-Pacific, has designed a short but effective poll to achieve this.

Feedback from clients via the poll, presented in the published results, provides a good indication of the strengths and weaknesses of each bank across the offshore RMB services they offer, thus informing clients which banks excel and the service they excel in.

Banks can see from the ranks where they are placed in relation to competitors and therefore gain insights on how the market sees them.

Ranks can also be broken down by client characteristics like a certain industry or size of transaction volume from a specific country, thus providing enhance analytical insights from specific clients segments.

How does it work?

Under each category of offshore RMB services, respondents simply select the banks that they use, up to three banks, ranking them 1st, 2nd and 3rd (please see questionnaire), in each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd box; the respondent can easily select the bank from a dropdown list in each box. Banks nominated 1st receive three points, banks nominated 2nd receive two points and banks placed 3rd receive one point. Points are then aggregated for each bank in each services category to produce a final ranking score.

Personal and corporate information are crucial and should be inputted accurately and completely in the questionnaire; such information is required to verify the truthfulness of responses during auditing and is protected by Asiamoney and the Euromoney Group of Companies. Respondents will receive a validation email from Asiamoney after they have submitted the poll, respondents need to click on the validation link to complete the voting process.

How reliable are the results?

The Offshore RMB Poll is growing and our coverage includes a wide range of corporates and financial institutions across various industries. The sampling universe is expanding to provide a accurate indication of the offshore RMB market.

Offshore RMB Poll includes an auditing process which verifies that respondents really did complete the poll. As part of this auditing process Asiamoney may contact individual respondents via telephone or email and ensure all responses are validated.

Asiamoney pays attention to unusual voting behaviour and suspicious personal/corporate details, and would investigate any possible cases of fraud. If there is enough evidence to suggest there is fraud, votes will be invalidated and violating parties may face blacklisting.

How safe are the personal details and poll data?

Voter confidentiality is strictly protected, with information pertaining to respondents and how they voted being stringently guarded and not being disclosed under any circumstances.


Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2017
1 CITIC Securities 4,281.70 15 9.56%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 4,059.80 9 9.06%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 3,263.99 17 7.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,220.37 10 7.19%
5 Haitong Securities Ltd 2,935.93 18 6.56%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2017
1 HSBC 9,706.90 55 10.13%
2 Citi 7,530.71 38 7.86%
3 JPMorgan 6,946.55 35 7.25%
4 Morgan Stanley 6,270.84 25 6.54%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4,121.95 27 4.30%

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