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AmInvestment Bank Group was incorporated as AmInvestment Group Berhad on 23 June 2004 as a public limited company. AmInvestment Bank Group is the brand for AmBank Group's investment banking business.

A brief history
AmInvestment Bank Berhad, one of the main entities owned by AmInvestment Group Berhad started in 1975 when the Arab-Malaysian Development Bank Berhad (AMDB) was incorporated as a joint venture merchant bank with 55% Malaysian and 45% Arab interest. In 1982, Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim acquired the entire issued and paid-up share capital of AMDB. The Bank changed its name in December 1983 to Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (AMMB) and was subsequently listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in December 1988.

In 2002, the Group underwent a rebranding exercise and changed its name from Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad to AmMerchant Bank Berhad.
AmMerchant Bank (which was the brand for AmInvestment Bank then) commenced its expansion by:
  1. Acquiring a stock broking firm, AmSecurities Sdn. Bhd.
  2. Establishing a unit trust management company, AmInvestment Services Berhad and an asset management company, AmInvestment Management Sdn. Bhd.
  3. Incorporating AmProperty Trust Management Berhad to launch the first property trust fund in Malaysia i.e. the AmFirst Property Trust.
  4. Establishing offshore banking operations via AmInternational (L) Ltd.
  5. Commencing Islamic banking activities.

The listing of AmInvestment Group in May 2005 marked the culmination of the AmBank Group’s efforts in reorganising its investment banking, broking and funds management operations into a well-defined, client-focused banking group.

In December 2006, as part of a streamlining exercise to provide more competitive investment banking expertise and service excellence to the financial markets, AmMerchant Bank Berhad was renamed AmInvestment Bank Berhad. Concurrently, its parent, AmInvestment Group was renamed AmInvestment Bank Group.

Today, AmInvestment Bank Groups is one of the largest investment banking group in Malaysia, and aspires to be the pre-eminent provider of investment banking services.