SM bags best IR and Corporate Governance in Southeast Asia awards



(26 August 2022, Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM Investments) tops two award categories in the recent Alpha Southeast Asia magazine awards based on a poll of industry investors.  

In this year’s 12th Annual Institutional Investor Poll, SM Investments clinched the top spot for the Most Organised Investor Relations, its eleventh win; and Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance for the eighth time.

“We are honored by this recognition from Alpha Southeast Asia and its support over the past years in recognizing the company’s efforts towards excellence in investor relations and corporate governance,” Timothy Daniels, SM Investments consultant for Investor Relations & Sustainability, said.

The company also ranked among the top for the Best Senior Management IR Support and Most Consistent Dividend Policy categories for a total of four awards.

“We continue to reach out and engage with investors all around the world, in particular those looking for emerging market growth companies with a strong sustainability drive and good governance credentials. With easier travel this year, we are pleased to be among the earliest Asian companies visiting funds in Asia, the US, and Europe post-pandemic and highlighting SM and the Philippines as a bright spot for investment,” Mr. Daniels added.

SM Investments recognizes the essential role of good corporate governance practices in the long-term growth, sustainability, and success of the company. As such, the company continuously develops its corporate governance culture to keep pace with regional and global best practices.

According to the Hong Kong-based magazine, they were able to account for votes from more than 557 investors and analysts across Southeast Asia as well as the United States and Europe. The awards were announced in July.

In recent years, SM Investments’ awards have reflected excellence in management, governance, investor relations and sustainability.

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About SM Investments Corporation

SM Investments Corporation is a leading Philippine company that is invested in market-leading businesses in retail, banking, and property. It also invests in ventures that capture high growth opportunities in the emerging Philippine economy.

SM’s retail operations are the country’s largest and most diversified with its food, non-food, and specialty retail stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels, and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc., the country’s largest bank, and China Banking Corporation, the 6th largest bank.

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Timothy Daniels
Consultant, Investor Relations & Sustainability
SM Investments Corporation