Inaugural 2019 AllAsia Most Honored Companies AwardsASEAN names 24 Regional Companies for Investor Relations Excellence

SINGAPORE, (Antara/ACN Newswire) Twentyfour ASEANregistered companies were honoured for their bestinclass investor engagement at the inaugural 2019 AllAsia Most Honored Companies Awards cohosted by Institutional Investor (“II”) and Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) (“IRPAS”) at an award ceremony supported by the Singapore Exchange and sponsored by Orient Capital.

Every year, Institutional Investor asks buyside analysts, money managers and sellside researchers at securities firms and financial institutions that cover the region to name companies they cover and rate their chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and investor relations. All votes are assigned a rating (five, four, three, two, and one).

Companies’ IR programs are rated on: accessibility of senior executives; whether IR managers are wellinformed or empowered to speak; timely and appropriate disclosure; speed and thoroughness of responses; corporate governance; ESG/SRI reporting; corporate documentation (inc. website); execution of strategy. These ratings are aggregated to produce an overall IR Program rank for each company.

The overall rankings in each of the four categories Best CEO, Best CFO, Best IR Professional, Best IR Company are based on combined buy and sellside votes.

The ASEAN results were calibrated from II’s AllAsia Most Honored Companies survey. They follow a robust process and have high data integrity. Companies were grouped by their registration domicile and 257 companies from ASEAN were nominated by 454 buyside portfolio managers and sellside analysts from 320 firms casting over 9,000 votes. The title of “Most Honored Company” goes to companies that secure two or more topthree appearances.

Source: Antara News