KASIKORNBANK and Metro Pacific win big at South East Asia Awards

Dec 01, 2016
<p>Commercial bank and investment firm win six and five awards, respectively, at <em>IR Magazine</em>&nbsp;event in Bangkok</p>

KASIKORNBANK and Metro Pacific Investments claimed the spoils at the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2016, which took place on December 1 at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Bangkok.

KASIKORNBANK, the fourth-largest commercial bank in Thailand, won best overall investor relations in the large-cap category, while Metro Pacific of the Philippines received the trophy for best overall investor relations for a small or mid-cap company.

In total, KASIKORNBANK took home six awards, including gongs for best in sector and best in country. Metro Pacific followed closely behind with five. Thaioil and Siam Cement picked up two awards each.

Portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts voted for the winners in a survey conducted by an independent research company. The IR team at KASIKORNBANK is ‘the best and management gives it real support,’ said one sell-side respondent.

The awards cover a range of areas from best financial reporting to use of technology and investor meetings.

In the individual awards, KASIKORNBANK also came out on top, winning best investor relations officer for its IROs Dr Adit Laixuthai and Marisa Wattaphanich.

The awards followed the IR Magazine Conference – South East Asia 2016, where panels discussed issues ranging from targeting to activism and heard best practice case studies from former award winners.

The main awards went to:

Best overall investor relations (large cap)
KASIKORNBANK (Thailand)

Best overall investor relations (small & mid cap)
Metro Pacific Investments (Philippines)

Best investor relations officer
KASIKORNBANK (Thailand) – Dr Adit Laixuthai & Marisa Watthaphanich

Best IR by a senior management team
Thaioil Group (Thailand) – Pattaralada Sa-ngasang, CFO

Best financial reporting
Metro Pacific Investments (Philippines)

Best use of technology
KASIKORNBANK (Thailand)

Best investor meetings
Metro Pacific Investments (Philippines)

Best corporate governance
Siam Cement (Thailand)

Most progress in IR
Global Power Synergy (Thailand)

Best sustainability practice
KASIKORNBANK (Thailand)

Click here to view the full list of winners, including the country and sector winners, and the winner of the mai judged award.

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