IR professionals in Asia have worked tirelessly over the last year to maintain engagement with investors and analysts amid some of the world’s toughest Covid-19 restrictions. In early December, those efforts were recognized when IR Magazine held its annual awards for South East Asia and Greater China, which celebrated best practice and innovation by IR teams across both regions.
At the South East Asia awards, Thai companies had a particularly good night, with CP All, Central Retail Corp and Dohome winning best overall IR in the large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap categories, respectively. Meanwhile, the Greater China event saw China Resources Beer, Kunlun Energy and Suncity pick up the major gongs.
The awards are divided into two sections. Awards-by-research categories are decided by a survey of portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts covering the region in question. Prizes include best overall investor relations, best IRO and best in sector.
In the awards-by-nomination categories, companies submit entries where they explain how they have excelled in a particular area of IR practice, such as annual reports, investor meetings, technology or sustainability information. The winners are selected by a panel of financial markets experts, including fund managers and former senior IROs. To find out more about IR Magazine Awards events, please click here.
This is an extract of a feature from the Spring 2022 issue of IR Magazine. Click here to read the full article.