SingTel out in front for South East Asia Awards
SingTel is in pole position for the IR Magazine South East Asia Awards after scooping seven nominations for awards, more than any other company.
The Singaporean telecoms company is closely followed by CapitaLand, the real estate developer, which appears on six short lists.
The two will do battle for the grand prix for best overall IR by a large cap for the second year in a row. In 2010 CapitaLand fought off stiff competition from SingTel to take the main prize.
The awards event will take place at Singapore Exchange on December 6.
Singaporean banks DBS and OCBC are both in the running for four awards, while UOB, Keppel Land, Star Hub and Philippine Long Distance Telephone also appear on multiple short lists.
The winners and runners up are determined by an independent poll conducted by Mary Maude Research, which canvassed the views of more than 300 buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers based in the region.
‘With uncertainty in the US and Europe driving more investors into Asian emerging markets, IR is a beacon in a worldwide storm of volatility, helping distinguish companies in an increasingly macro-driven world,’ comments Neil Stewart, editor-at-large of IR magazine, in a statement.
‘It is an honor to continue to recognize the best IR teams in South East Asia with these awards, while the conference will once again help to highlight trends and best practices.’
A research report will be published following the event – IR magazine’s Investor Perception Study, Asia 2011/2012 – featuring extensive coverage of the winners and short-listed companies.
The report will also include the new Asia Top 50 IR ranking: a comprehensive list of the top companies across Greater China and South East Asia.