Capital Alliance (CAL), Sri Lanka’s leading full service investment bank, topped the charts for Sri Lanka with four wins at the recent Global Banking and Finance Review Awards (GBAF).
The awards recognize companies that are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the global financial community. CAL was named as the ‘Best Investment Banking Company Sri Lanka’, ‘Best Investment Banking Solutions Provider Sri Lanka’, ‘Best New Asset Management Company Sri Lanka’ and the ‘Fastest Growing Unit Trust Manager Sri Lanka’ at this year’s awards.
Since its inception in 2011, the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards reflect the contributions and innovations taking place within the global financial community. Award winners are selected using a wide range of criteria recognizing innovative banking, investment strategies, achievements, challenges, progress and inspirational change as well as their contribution to the global finance industry. GBAF Awards 2015 recognized the contributions made by CAL to the financial services industry in Sri Lanka over the last year.
Commenting on the accolade, CAL Partners CEO Kishan Vairavanathan further stated, “We are honoured to be the recipients of the GBAF Awards in the fields of investment banking and investment management. Our constant aspiration is to be the preferred partner in financial markets and these accolades recognize our accomplishments in this regard. We would like to thank our valued clients for placing their trust in us throughout the year as this helped us to accomplish this feat. Our focus will continue to be on delivering innovative and tailor-made solutions, thereby catering to their individual needs.”
Through the years the awards have evolved and grown to include those in banking, foreign exchange, insurance, hedge funds, pension funds, compliance and advisory, corporate governance, brokerage and exchanges, project finance, binary options, investment management, technology, asset and wealth management, Islamic finance, Exchange traded funds, real estate, corporate social responsibility and other areas.
The four awards won by CAL reflect on the company’s leadership in Sri Lanka’s financial and investment arena. The ‘Best Investment Banking Solutions Provider Sri Lanka’ award recognizes the best-in-class solutions provided by the team whilst the ‘Best Investment Banking Company Sri Lanka’ award further reiterates CAL’s market dominance in debt and equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions advisory.
The awards ‘Best New Asset Management Company Sri Lanka’ and ‘Fastest Growing Unit Trust Manager Sri Lanka’ showcase the trust that CAL has built with its clients over a very short period of time in addition to providing superior investment returns. The extensive research on current trends and market conditions has also driven CAL to deliver exceptional insights for all of its clients.
CAL Group Managing Director/CEO Ajith Fernando further added, “We are very proud to be awarded these accolades by the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards. These awards can be largely attributed to our tailor-made approach to developing specific products and unique solutions for our clients. Here at CAL we invest our time and resources into understanding the goals and preferences of our clients, supported by high-quality research which enables us to consistently deliver value.”
CAL is continuously striving to become the preferred partner in financial markets. Having commenced operations in October 2000, CAL has established itself as a leading player in the financial markets of Sri Lanka. The company specializes in the origination, trading and investment of debt and equity securities and this mix of expertise and services allows CAL to offer integrated and customized solutions to its customers across the entire financial spectrum.
The company strives to build lasting relationships with all of its clients, in order to acquire an in-depth understanding of their needs and goals. In a short period of time, CAL has built a reputation for itself as a market leader, by consistently delivering excellence in execution, world-class research and product innovation.