CapitaLand returns to winning ways at IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia

Dec 10, 2013
<p>Singaporean companies continue to dominate the IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25, while Philippine firms gain ground</p>

Property firm CapitaLand emerged as the biggest winner at the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2013, winning four of the six awards it was short-listed for: the grand prix for best overall investor relations by a large-cap company, best investor relations by a CFO, best investment community meetings and best in sector for real estate.

Nominees for the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2013
Nominees at the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2013

The winners of this year’s awards were announced by IR Magazine at a ceremony at the M Hotel Singapore on Tuesday.

This year sees CapitaLand return to its former position at the top of the South East Asia Top 25 ranking of public companies in the region, taking the top spot from local rivals SingTel. At the same time, two Philippine companies made impressive strides to achieve a top 10 finish: PLDT, which finished sixth, and Metro Pacific Investments, which finished in joint ninth position.

Three other Singaporean firms were the big winners on the evening, however, as StarHub, DBS Group and SingTel took two awards each. Jeannie Ong of StarHub held onto her title as the best investor relations officer in the region, while Piyush Gupta, chief executive at DBS Group, won best IR by a CEO or president for the third year in a row.

The IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2013 are decided solely by an independent survey of investors and analysts, all of whom are located in the region. Just like in IR Magazine’s other awards in Europe and the Americas, investors and analysts are asked to vote for their favorite company in each awards category. This year, 370 respondents took part in the survey. The company with the most votes in each respective category wins the award.

Votes for all award categories are aggregated to rank the IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25. CapitaLand will be the top-ranked company from South East Asia in the IR Magazine Asia Top 50, which is based on all the companies covered by IR Magazine’s two Asian awards events in South East Asia and Greater China. The full Asia Top 50 will be announced when the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014 is published later this month. This annual report on IR in Asia documents all the awards and rankings this year and profiles the top-ranked companies in the region.

To pre-order a copy of the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014, please contact Nicola Valentine at nicola.valentine@thecrossbordergroup.com.

This year’s event was hosted in association with the Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) and was co-sponsored by Barclays, Bloomberg, EQS Group, FTI Consulting, Ipreo, Nasdaq OMX Corporate Solutions, Orient Capital, PR Newswire and Singapore Exchange.

Top-ranked companies from the IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25
(full list available in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014)

1. CapitaLand
2. StarHub
3. DBS Group
4. SingTel
5. Ascendas REIT
6. PLDT
7. Olam International
8. Keppel Corporation
=9. Global Logistic Properties
=9. Metro Pacific Investments

The 2013 awards winners 

Category Winner
Best investor relations for an IPO AirAsia X
Best corporate governance and disclosure Singapore Telecommunications 
Best investment community meetings CapitaLand
Best use of technology for investor relations Olam International
Best in sector
Banks & financial services DBS Bank
Consumer goods & services (including retail) (joint winners) PT Astra International  
Wilmar International
Diversified industrials  Olam International
Energy (joint winners) PTT Exploration and Production Company
ThaiOil Public Company
Healthcare (including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology) Raffles Medical Group
Real estate CapitaLand
Technologies & telecoms StarHub
Transport (including logistics and infrastructure) AirAsia
Best corporate literature Singapore Telecommunications 
Best sustainability practice City Developments
Best investor relations by an Indonesian company PT Astra International
Best investor relations by a Malaysian company CIMB Group Holdings
Best investor relations by a Philippine company PLDT
Best investor relations by a Thai company KASIKORNBANK 
Best investor relation by an SGX Catalist company MegaChem
Best investor relations by a CFO Arthur Lang- CapitaLand
Best investor relations by a CEO or President Piyush Gupta- DBS Bank
Best investor relations officer Jeannie Ong- StarHub
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small or mid-cap Ascendas REIT 
Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap CapitaLand
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