IR Magazine Awards & Conference – South East Asia 2015

Singapore, SINGAPORE / Friday, December 4, 2015

In association with

Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) IRPAS

Run by IROs for IROs, IRPAS is a voluntary commitment by a team of IR veterans united by the same dedication to build a community for fellow IR practitioners. It aims to empower members through education, professional development and networking initiatives, and to promote the sharing of IR knowledge and practices through internal research and partnerships with leading institutions and IR societies around the world.

IRPAS was established in 2006 by leading IROs, supported by SGX, with the primary objectives of championing IR best practice, enhancing professional competencies and elevating the overall standard of the IR profession in Singapore.
IRPAS has approximately 200 members comprising representatives from companies across sectors listed on the Mainboard and Catalist of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), as well as private organisations, financial communications advisors and service providers from around the region. IRPAS seeks to represent the views of its members and provide the platform to facilitate dialogue between IROs, regulators and the wider investment community.


Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital. SGX represents the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, and is Asia’s most international exchange with about 40% of companies listed on SGX originating outside of Singapore. SGX offers its clients the world’s biggest offshore market for Asian equity futures, centred on Asia’s three largest economies – China, India and Japan.

In addition to offering a fully integrated value chain from trading and clearing, to settlement and depository services, SGX is also Asia’s pioneering central clearing house. Headquartered in Asia’s most globalised city, and centred within the AAA strength and stability of Singapore’s island nation, SGX is a leading Asian counterparty for the clearing of financial and commodity products.

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Barclays is redefining corporate access. We bring together the benefits of premier investment banking products, global reach and unique market perspectives to provide clients with value-added corporate access services. Our investor marketing advisory services and industry-specific experts offer unparalleled market intelligence to complement traditional market analysis and research. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. To contact us or find out more, visit

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of June 30, 2015, BNY Mellon had US$28.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and US$1.7 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 32 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. Learn more at and the BusinessWired blog; follow updates on Twitter:@businesswire or on Facebook.


EQS Group

Since its founding in 2000, EQS Group (hereinafter “EQS”) has grown to be a leading global provider of digital solutions for investor relations and corporate communications. Its solutions and services enable over 7,000 companies worldwide to fulfill complex domestic and international corporate information requirements securely, timely and efficiently.  

Headquartered in Munich, EQS has over 170 employees encompassing 12 cities globally. Within Asia Pacific, EQS operates offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, serving over 400 companies in the region. EQS offers integrated communication solutions which can be used individually or combined effectively in a modular system. With its service oriented towards Corporate Investor Relations, EQS helps companies fulfill mandatory disclosure requirements, develops and maintains corporate websites, provides mobile and app solutions, produces online financial and sustainability reports, and executes audio and video webcasts.


Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence tools, real-time analysis, advisory services and technology solutions to investor relations professionals throughout the world. With dedicated teams in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Taiwan and Tokyo, Ipreo services hundreds of corporate clients in Asia, along with the prominent top-tier investment banks, sell-side broker dealers, and institutional investors. We recognize the numerous demands that IROs have to meet in their position as the interface between the investment community and their Boards, and as such, Ipreo is committed to supporting investor relations professionals in Asia with the highest quality solutions.


Nasdaq Corporate Solutions helps organizations manage and master the two-way flow of information with their audiences. Around the globe, market leaders use our suite of advanced technology, analytics and consultative services solutions to add value to their work—from investor relations and corporate governance to public relations and communications.

To meet the information needs of investor relations professionals, Nasdaq Corporate Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of IR content, analytics, advisory services and communications tools available on the market. 

  • Gain insight into market developments and institutional investor activities
  • Understand investor opportunities and risks
  • Define and prioritize outreach
  • Communicate with key stakeholders through webcasts and IR websites
  • Measure the impact of your IR program

Domain of expertise: IR Platform - IR Mobile - Shareholder Analysis - Investor Targeting - Perception Studies - Press Release Distribution - IR Webcasting - IR Websites

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OpenExchange is a web-based solution that enhances interaction with the investment community over video. Our solution enables investor relations professionals and their executive teams to communicate more effectively with the investment community. Now, the buy-side, sell-side and corporate issuers can arrange and conduct one-on-one and group meetings using secure, private, high quality video. 

OpenExchange is designed specifically for the unique needs of the financial community, where meaningful communication is a critical ingredient to making better informed investment decisions.  OpenExchange makes connecting with investors, analysts, clients, partners and colleagues over video simple, repeatable and secure, and operates with a wide range of video systems.   

To learn more about OpenExchange, visit our website at or email

Orient Capital

Orient Capital is a global leader in share ownership analysis, market intelligence, investor communication, proxy solicitation and shareholder management technology.

We are the largest analyser of share registers globally and the dominant provider of equity ownership analytics in multiple markets. We help listed companies identify and track their shareholders, as well as their behaviour, using either local ownership disclosure provisions or our own proprietary methodologies.

miraqle is our unique web based platform through which our products are delivered or managed. miraqle empowers companies to most efficiently manage their interaction with the capital markets and the functions that arise as a consequence of being listed.

Our products enable companies to maximise the opportunity of public ownership and to reap the benefits of good investor relations.

miraqle is the indispensable investor relations tool.

S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw-Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today’s investors need. For more information visit:

Smart Media

Demonstrating a professional and contemporary approach to financial and corporate reporting 
Smart Media The Annual Report Company helps organisations report and communicate most effectively by making the best use of any medium – traditional paper, web, mobile, video and audio.

Focused exclusively on annual reports, the Company provides cutting edge thinking on integrated reporting and sustainability, and helps you to present all statutory and supplementary disclosures in an innovative, lucid and compelling story that meets your business objectives, while also being an interesting read.

As a certified carbon neutral company, they offer to make the production of your annual report also carbon neutral through offsets. Going further, Smart Media The Annual Report Company encourages and assists clients to measure and report their own environmental footprint, which often results in measures that promote more efficient use of resources as well as cost savings.

Taylor Bennett Heyman

Taylor Bennett Heyman is an executive search firm exclusively focused on corporate communications, investor relations and government affairs roles with a broad reach across all industries and geographies. Taylor Bennett Heyman brings together market-leading communications executive search specialists, Taylor Bennett and Heyman Associates. Building on their existing presence in London, New York and San Francisco, both companies have formalised their operations in Asia Pacific and Australasia through Taylor Bennett Heyman, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
The firm works with global clients needing assistance with Asia Pacific and Australasia-based roles and regionally-based candidates looking globally at their next career move. Taylor Bennett and Heyman Associates have a combined experience of almost 60 years placing senior communications professionals in roles with many of the world’s leading companies in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australasia.

Vale (CVRD)

Vale is a global leader in mining, as well as a global leader in sustainable value creation. It is one of the largest metals and mining companies in the world and the largest in the Americas, based on market capitalization, with a market capital of more than $79 bn, and its shares are traded on the NYSE, BM&F BOVESPA, Euronext Paris and HKEx. Vale is the world’s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets and the world’s second-largest producer of nickel. It also produces manganese ore, ferroalloys, coal, copper, platinum group metals, gold, silver, cobalt and potash, phosphates and other fertilizer nutrients. To support its growth strategy, Vale is engaged in mineral exploration efforts in 11 countries around the globe. It operates large logistics systems in Brazil and other regions of the world, including railroads, maritime terminals and ports, which are integrated with its mining operations. In addition, Vale has a portfolio of maritime freight assets, floating transfer stations and a distribution center to support the distribution of iron ore worldwide. Directly and through affiliates and joint ventures, Vale also has investments in energy and steel businesses.

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