SM bags 3 awards for investor relations, corporate governance

Published November 29, 2021, 4:04 PM

by James A. Loyola

SM Investments Corporation (SM) bagged three awards conferred by Hong Kong-based Alpha Southeast Asia magazine during its 11th Institutional Investor Corporate Awards 2021.

The conglomerate was recognized for Most Organized Investor Relations, Best Senior Management Investor Relations (IR) Support, and Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance by the 502 individual investors and analysts who voted.


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.

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“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,” he added.

Daniels noted that, “During the pandemic we had to innovate on how we engaged with the investment community and general public though 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.”

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.