Greater China's IR greats

Feb 21, 2014
<p>Highlights from the IR Magazine Awards &ndash; Greater China 2013</p>

China Telecom was top of the charts again at this year’s IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013, scooping six Awards at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on December 5, and seeing off ever-tougher competition. The telecoms firm landed the top award of the evening – the grand prix for best overall IR at a large-cap company – alongside titles for best IRO, best corporate literature and best IR by a mainland Chinese company. The firm’s awards haul was easily enough to cement its position at the top of the IR Magazine Asia Top 50.

Other notable winners on the night include Galaxy Entertainment’s Peter Caveny, named best IRO at a Hong Kong company, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s head of investor relations Dr Elizabeth Sun, who won the title of best IRO at a Taiwanese firm, and Ping Cheng at Delta Electronics, who scooped best IR by a CEO or president.

Though many of the top companies in Greater China showed great consistency in their IR performance, one new entrant to the Greater China Top 30 – China State Construction Engineering Corporation – impressed with a best in sector award to accompany its first appearance in the IR Magazine rankings.

The winners were decided through an independent survey of 370 investors, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts across Asia.

All of the winners and other highly ranked companies in the survey have been profiled in the Investor Perception Study - Asia 2013/14. Click for more information and to download this report. 

Greater China winners

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Jacky Yung, China Telecom head of IR
Jacky Yung, China Telecom head of IR

China Telecom

Greater China Top 30 rank: 1

Awards
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap
Best investor relations by a mainland Chinese company
Best investor relations officer – mainland China
Best corporate literature
Best investment community meetings
Best in sector – technologies & telecoms

What the investment community says: ‘Overall, China Telecom’s IR is the best in the sector and its IROs are excellent’ – China, sell side

What the company says: ‘Our corporate website, press releases, annual reports and quarterly reports are very effective means for disseminating corporate messages and information to investors and the public in a timely and efficient way, while meetings with investors afford more in-depth two-way communications’ – Lisa Lai, IRO


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company logo

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Greater China Top 30 rank: 2

Awards
Best investor relations by a Taiwanese company
Best investor relations officer – Taiwan
Best corporate governance and disclosure

What the investment community says: ‘Everyone on the large IR team at TSMC can be relied upon to give a knowledgeable and professional response to questions, as they can all explain the technology as well as the numbers’ – Taiwan, sell side

What the company says: ‘As an IRO, I’m given a very free hand to act: I decide what conferences I want to attend, how many meetings I take and with whom’ – Dr Elizabeth Sun, head of investor relations


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Lenovo

Greater China Top 30 rank: 3

Awards
Best use of technology

What the investment community says: ‘Lenovo enters into dialogue with analysts and is prepared to defend and challenge the numbers’ – Taiwan, sell side

What the company says: ‘We always try to provide the most useful views and information to every type of investor during the short encounters we have with each of them’ – Gary Ng, head of investor relations


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Delta Electronics

Greater China Top 30 rank: 4

Awards
Best investor relations by a CEO or president
Best sustainability practice

What the investment community says: ‘Rodney Liu is an extremely helpful IRO and Delta is a well-managed company’ – Taiwan, sell side

What the company says: ‘I think at Delta we don’t really try to compete with most Chinese companies for investors; rather, we compete with what we see as broadly comparable ventures, such as businesses associated with technology, industry, green energy and high-yield dividends’ – Rodney Liu, head of investor relations


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Agile Property

Greater China Top 30 rank: 5

Awards
Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small or mid-cap
Best in sector – real estate

What the investment community says: ‘Transparent, available and forthcoming is how I’d sum up Agile’s approach to IR’ – China, sell side

What the company says: ‘Over the years, we trust that effective IR management plays a key role in enhancing investors’ understanding and interest in our company’ – Domingo Chen, head of capital markets and corporate affairs


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China Resources Enterprise

Greater China Top 30 rank: 6

Awards
Best investor relations by a Hong Kong company
Best in sector – consumer goods & services (including retail)

What the investment community says: ‘CRE is probably the consumer company listed in Hong Kong with the best IR practice and corporate governance. The IR team treats all investors fairly and always provides best disclosure’ – Hong Kong, sell side

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Estella Ng, Country Garden CFO
Estella Ng, Country Garden CFO


Country Garden 

Greater China Top 30 rank: 15

Awards
Best investor relations by a CFO

What the investment community says: ‘Whenever I call Country Garden there is always someone to answer my question in a timely manner. When I sent an email to several real estate companies to ask a question about the industry, Country Garden was the first to respond, with a detailed and helpful answer’ – China, sell side

What the company says: ‘The IR function is one of the important functions for me as the CFO of the group. I hold my investor relations role in high regard, just as I do any other responsibility I have’ – Estella Ng, CFO

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Galaxy Entertainment

Awards
Best investor relations officer – Hong Kong

What the investment community says: ‘Galaxy is one of the only companies in my sector that reliably covers all the aspects of IR I require: it’s accessible, responsive and provides quality information. Other firms should follow its example’ – Singapore, buy side

What the company says: ‘Our approach to IR generally is to maintain clear, concise and transparent communication with all investors. I believe I provide our investors with a combination of service and technical expertise that delivers an outstanding investor experience – Peter Caveny, head of IR


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China Mengniu Dairy Company

Awards
Best investor relations during a corporate transaction

What the investment community says: ‘The management at China Mengniu Dairy is very active in seeing investors and attends IR events frequently. The investor relations team is relatively easy to access’ – sell side, Hong Kong


Other sector award winners

Banks & financial services China Minsheng Banking Corp
Diversified industrials (including construction and conglomerates) China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Energy Sinopec
Transport (including logistics and infrastructure) Pacific Basin Shipping 

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