(22 July 2015. Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM) bagged five awards from Alpha Southeast Asia magazine based on a poll of investors.
SM topped four categories under the 5th Annual Southeast Asia’s Institutional Investor Awards for Corporates. These are Most Organised Investor Relations for the fifth year in a row; Best Senior Management Investor Relations Support; Best Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility. SM was also named among the companies with the Most Consistent Dividend Policy.
SM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mr. Jose T. Sio was likewise named Best Chief Finance Officer (CFO) in the Philippines for the fourth time in a row. Mr. Sio is known for his financial prudence while strongly supporting the phenomenal growth of the SM Group of companies.
Mr. Sio is a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in Business Administration from New York University. He was a senior partner at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. prior to joining SM in November 1990.
“We are grateful for this recognition by Alpha Southeast Asia which continues to inspire us to strive for excellence. We also thank our investors who continue to put their trust in the company,” SM EVP and CFO Jose T. Sio said.
The awards presentation for the Philippine winners will be held on September 1, 2015, at the Makati Shangri-La.
The poll is based on tallied votes among 520 investors and analysts across the region as well as the US and Europe. These included fund managers with investment interests in Southeast Asia, large institutional investors, insurance companies, 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, the US, Europe, and the Middle East. The magazine also has a strong following among the region’s largest local corporates.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117