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Global Investors Favour Real Estate, Telecoms and Banking Players in Singapore

2015-07-07 09:00 2023

SINGAPORE, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alpha Southeast Asia revealed the results of their fifth annual poll to find Southeast Asia's top companies conducted between February to June 2015.  The awards are based on tallied votes among 520 investors, pension funds, hedge funds, equity and fixed income brokers and analysts with investment interests in the Southeast Asia region. Listed-companies in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines were ranked according to institutional investors' perceptions of their performance in financial management, corporate governance, integrated reporting/ CSR and investor relations' strategy.

In Singapore, six companies most preferred by investors include diversified telecoms company SingTel, real estate player CapitaLand, Keppel Land and Global Logistics Properties, regional bank DBS Bank and Keppel DC REIT. 'Best CFO in Singapore' for the second consecutive year went to Chng Sok Hui, CFO, DBS Bank. While 'Most Improved Investor Relations' went to Keppel DC REIT and 'Best Annual Report in Singapore' went to DBS Bank.

Unlike other polls, investors were also asked to name companies that did not meet their expectations. In Singapore, they include Japfa, PAAC Offshore and IREIT Global with their recent share price indicative of investor sentiments.

Across the region, the award for the Strongest Commitment to Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia went to Thailand's leading integrated energy company Thai Oil for the fourth consecutive year. Best CFO in Southeast Asia went to Thai Bev's CFO Sithichai Chaikriangkrai, responsible for managing the financial resources of its growing domestic and regional footprint.

MOST ORGANISED INVESTOR RELATIONS

VOTES (#)

SingTel

189

DBS Bank

182

Keppel Land

178



BEST SENIOR MANAGEMENT IR SUPPORT

VOTES (#)

DBS Bank

190

Global Logistics Properties

176

Keppel Land

157



STRONGEST ADHERENCE TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

VOTES (#)

SingTel

166

DBS Bank

157

Keppel DC REIT

134



MOST CONSISTENT DIVIDEND POLICY

VOTES (#)

SingTel

177

DBS Bank

166

CapitaLand

149



BEST STRATEGIC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

VOTES (#)

Keppel Land

188

Global Logistics Properties

168

DBS

162



POOR & UNPREDICTABLE INVESTOR RELATIONS STRATEGY

VOTES (#)

Japfa

67

PAAC Offshore

63

IREIT Global

56

Notes to Editors

Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine:

Now in its ninth year of publication, Alpha Southeast Asia, is the first and only Hong Kong-based institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia's capital markets, written for professional investors and corporates. Please visit our website: http://www.alphasoutheastasia.com for details.

 

 

 

Source: Alpha Southeast Asia