/KASE, February 22, 2021/ – Subsidiary of Halyk Savings Bank of
Kazakhstan "Halyk Finance" (Almaty, in the heading – Halyk Finance), whose
bonds are officially listed on Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE), has provided
KASE with the following press release dated February 22, 2021:
The well-known authoritative international magazine "Global Finance"
(www.gfmag.com), based on the results of a thorough annual selection of leading
international investment banks, awarded Subsidiary of Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan
"Halyk Finance" JSC (hereinafter – Halyk Finance) the title of "The best
investment bank in Kazakhstan 2021".
“It is very valuable to us that Global Finance once again points out our
professionalism and our achievements in the domestic and international capital
markets at such a high level. The Halyk Finance team managed to successfully
adapt to the market conditions dictated by the pandemic, which allowed us to
fully continue to offer optimal financial solutions for clients with the
involvement of a wide range of investors. In 2020, we were able to carry out
several truly unique transactions: the issue and placement of tenge-denominated
Eurobonds of Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC, a complex transaction of NC
"KazMunayGas" JSC to manage its obligations and prolongation of debt
obligations, as well as the SPO of NAC Kazatomprom JSC completed under the
comprehensive Privatization Plan for 2016-2020. I am confident that our unique
and extensive experience, as well as high professional standards, will continue
to strengthen the leadership of Halyk Finance in providing investment banking
services" – commented Farkhad Okhonov, the deputy Chairman of the
Management Board of Halyk Finance.
To determine the winners, the editorial board of Global Finance magazine,
together with leading experts in the investment banking sector, assessed
applicants according to criteria such as market share, quality of services
provided, number and volume of transactions, development of sales channels,
innovation, pricing efficiency and reputation.
Previously, Halyk Finance was awarded the title of "Best Investment Bank in
Kazakhstan" by Global Finance in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020.
In addition, at the end of 2020, Halyk Finance became the winner in 3
nominations of Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE): "Underwriter of the Year in
the Corporate Bond Market", "Best Financial Advisor" and "Market-Maker of the
Year in the Equity Market", and also topped the ranking of organizers of market
bond issues in Kazakhstan according to the Cbonds news agency.
The complete press release is available on KASE website at –