In a year of firsts across Asia’s capital markets, one bank was a regular feature on the most innovative deals and landmark transactions. For using its global clout to move Asian markets forward, Morgan Stanley is IFR Asia’s Bank of the Year.
IFR Asia Awards 2018
The end of 2018 may not feel like much cause for celebration in Asia’s capital markets, but it would be a mistake to overlook the tremendous achievements of the past 12 months.
After a slump in emerging-market currencies took hold over the summer, many market participants were left waiting for the end of the year to reset expectations. Investors who did well at the start of 2018 soon found themselves reeling, as higher dollar rates and fears for trade growth brought their portfolio values back to earth with a bump.