The Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA) was incorporated on 9 September 1975 as the Association of Merchant Banks in Malaysia to promote and safeguard the interests of investment banks, uphold sound business practices and ethics and the highest standards of professionalism whilst strengthening the bond and goodwill within the investment banking fraternity. The Association also provides a forum for close collaboration, dialogue, exchange of views and ideas and consultation with the regulatory authorities and other market intermediaries.
Since the Association's incorporation, investment banks have played vital roles in the development of a dynamic and vibrant capital market. As the industry landscape continues to evolve, driven by technological advances and emergence of new business models, integration of financial products and services, liberalization and globalization, the challenges to respond and adapt rapidly to the demands and changes of market dynamics and maintain our market niche would increasingly heightened.
Recognizing its integral and significant role in the development of the capital market, the Association had in 2005 decided to embrace a new image that would distinctly represent and reaffirm its role, objectives and commitment towards supporting the country's aspirations of developing a dynamic, efficient, innovative and competitive capital market.
The Association's new name and logo was launched by the YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia on Saturday, 3 December 2005 and effective 1 January 2006, the Association was formally be known MALAYSIAN INVESTMENT BANKING ASSOCIATION.