Paul Arcenas, SM Vice President for Planning and Corporate Communications
(left) receives the awards on behalf of SM. With him is Siddiq Bazarwala, CEO and Publisher of Alpha Southeast Asia.

SM Investments Corporation (SM) clinched five awards from Alpha Southeast Asia magazine based on a poll of investors.

SM was cited in the following categories under the 8thAnnual Institutional Investor Awards for Corporates: Most Organized Investor Relations for the seventh year in a row; Best Senior Management Investor Relations Support for the fifth year; Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance for the sixth year and Most Consistent Dividend Policy for the second year.

Mr. Jose T. Sio was also named as Best Chief Finance Officer in the Philippines for the sixth year in a row. Mr. Sio is currently the Chairman of SM.

The awards presentation for the Philippine winners was held last September 18 in Singapore.

Alpha Southeast Asia collected votes from more than 513 investors and analysts across the region as well as US & Europe.

The participants included fund managers, large institutional investors, insurance companies, and pension funds, funds of hedge funds, private banks, equity and fixed income brokers as well as buy and sell-side analysts.

Alpha Southeast Asia is a monthly magazine primarily written for institutional investors, asset and fund management companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, other parts of Asia, US, Europe and the Middle East.

The magazine also has a strong following among the region’s largest local corporates.

Source: Manila Bulletin