Four companies lead short lists ahead of IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2014

No clear front-runner as region’s top corporates share nominations for highest IR honors

The short lists for the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2014, now in its 10th year, are more competitive than ever, led by four companies that each boast five award nominations: DBS Group, Kasikornbank, PTT Exploration and Production and StarHub.

Three of the most short-listed companies – DBS Group, Kasikornbank and StarHub – are also all up for the grand prix for best overall investor relations at a large-cap company. They are joined by Singaporean telecoms company SingTel, which last won the grand prix in 2012 and is nominated in four categories this year.

Despite not being nominated for the grand prix, PTT Exploration and Production appears on five other short lists, including those for best IR by a CEO and best investor relations officer for Nuchanong Sangkeaw. The Thai energy firm appeared on only two short lists last year, though it finished within the South East Asia Top 25 rankings.

Joining SingTel with four nominations are two companies from the Philippines: Ayala Land and Metro Pacific Investments. Both firms were also short-listed in four categories in 2013 and have retained their position among the nominees for the grand prix for best overall investor relations at a small or mid-cap company. The top award for small or mid-cap companies will also be contested by Adaro Energy, AirAsia and Minor International, each of which picks up three nominations in 2014.

Last year’s top-ranked firm, CapitaLand, has nominations in four categories, though appears on two fewer short lists than it did in 2013. The Singapore-based firm will compete for the titles of best IR by a CFO and best IR in the real estate sector, both of which it won last year.

South East Asia’s Top 25 ranking will be revealed in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2014/2015, which will be published soon after the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – South East Asia 2014 on December 9 in Singapore.

Below are the full short lists for this year’s IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia

Grand prix for best overall investor relations (large cap)
DBS Group
Kasikornbank
SingTel
StarHub

Grand prix for best overall investor relations (small or mid-cap)
Adaro Energy
AirAsia
Ayala Land
Metro Pacific Investments
Minor International

Best IR by an Indonesian company
Adaro Energy
Astra International
Bank Mandiri

Best IR by a Malaysian company
AirAsia
CIMB Group
Public Bank

Best IR by a Philippine company
Ayala Land
Metro Pacific Investments
PLDT

Best IR by a Singaporean company
CapitaLand
DBS Group
SingTel
StarHub

Best IR by a Thai company
Kasikornbank
Minor International
PTT Exploration and Production
Thaioil Group

Best investor relations officer
Kasikornbank – Dr Adit Laixuthai
Metro Pacific Investments – Albert Pulido
PTT Exploration and Production – Nuchanong Sangkeaw
StarHub – Jeannie Ong

Best IR by a CEO
Ayala Land – Bernard Dy
DBS Group – Piyush Gupta
Kasikornbank – Banthoon Lamsam
PTT Exploration and Production – Tevin Vongvanich

Best IR by a CFO
CapitaLand – Arthur Lang
PTT Exploration and Production – Penchun Jarikasem
Siam Commercial Bank – Deepak Sarup
UOB – Lee Wai Fai

Best use of technology
CapitaLand
DBS Group
SingTel
StarHub

Best IR by an SGX Catalist company
No short list. Winner to be announced on December 9

Best IR for an IPO
KrisEnergy (July 2013)
Pacific Radiance (November 2013)
REX International (July 2013)

SECTOR AWARDS

Consumer discretionary
AirAsia
Astra International
ComfortDelgro Corporation
Minor International

Consumer staples (including healthcare)
First Resources
Olam International
Universal Robina Corporation
Wilmar International

Energy & utilities
Adaro Energy
Keppel Corporation
Metro Pacific Investments
PTT Exploration and Production

Financials (excluding real estate)
DBS Group
Kasikornbank
Public Bank
UOB

Industrials (including materials)
Pacific Radiance
Precious Shipping
PTT Global Chemical
Singapore Technologies Engineering

Real estate
Ascendas REIT
Ayala Land
CapitaLand
CapitaMall Trust

Technology & communications
PLDT
SingTel
StarHub

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