(29 November 2021, Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM) takes home three awards conferred by Hong Kong-based Alpha Southeast Asia magazine.
In the recent 11th Institutional Investor Corporate Awards 2021, SM received the nods from some of the 502 individual investors and analysts who voted to clinch the following recognitions: Most Organized Investor Relations, Best Senior Management Investor Relations (IR) Support, and Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance.
The company topped two out of the three categories by garnering the highest number of votes for the Best Senior Management IR Support, the 7th consecutive year for SM, and Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance, its 8th year. For the Most Organized Investor Relations, this is the 10th year SM received this award.
SM Investments Consultant for Investor Relations and Sustainability Timothy Daniels said the awards are especially meaningful this time around, considering the challenges every industry has faced with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank Alpha Southeast Asia for their continued recognition of the company’s dedication in fostering confidence with our stakeholders. This extends our resolve to better serve the public,” said Mr. Daniels.
“During the pandemic, we had to innovate on how we engaged with the investment community and general public through online forums, enhanced disclosures, and via our cutting-edge, user-friendly website. We are pleased to see that not only has our overall engagement increased but that our stakeholders recognize and appreciate our efforts,” Mr. Daniels added.
Alpha Southeast Asia shared that it was able to collect votes from over 500 investors across Southeast Asia, as well as in the United States and Europe. Participants included institutional investors, insurance companies, private banks, fund managers, equity and fixed income bankers, as well as buy and sell-side analysts, among others.
Alpha Southeast Asia is an institutional investment magazine founded in 2007. Its main focus is to cover Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam for CFOs internationally to understand the region better. Its readership is primarily institutional investors and companies in Hong Kong, the US, Europe, and other countries in Asia.
On January 2021, it celebrated its 15 years since its foundation as it prides itself as the first and only institutional investment magazine in Southeast Asia.
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.
For more about SM, visit www.sminvestments.com
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