Technology firms lead the short lists at the IR Magazine Awards ‒ Greater China 2013

Nov 05, 2013
<p>Four technology and telecoms companies, headed by China Telecom, will compete for top regional IR honors</p>
  • China Telecom nominated in 10 categories
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company named on eight short lists, followed closely by Lenovo on seven and Delta Electronics on six
  • Former top performer PetroChina secures a single nomination
  • Winners will be announced on December 5 at awards ceremony in Hong Kong

China Telecom features on 10 short lists out of a possible 12 for the upcoming IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013. The Chinese telecommunications company will still have to see off stiff competition from Greater China at the annual event – now in its 13th year – which recognizes the best investor relations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

This year’s awards and conference take place on December 5 at the Conrad Hong Kong. For full short lists, please see below.

Last year’s Greater China Top 30 first-placed company China Telecom – which in 2012 won an award for each of the six categories in which it was nominated – returns this year to appear on a record number of short lists.

The feat is all the more remarkable when considering the company appeared on only one short list for the 2011 awards.

The team at China Telecom will be hoping to maintain its winning ways despite a strong showing from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which led the short lists in 2012.

Though TSMC’s eight nominations in 2013 are one fewer than last year, its IR team will be aiming to replicate its 2012 successes.

PetroChina has made it onto just one short list this year, but fellow Chinese firm Lenovo will have high hopes after being named in seven separate categories.

The technology firm will do battle with Taiwanese rivals Delta Electronics, which has secured six nominations. Delta has been named in fewer categories than its Chinese counterpart but it did achieve a third-place finish in the rankings last year compared with Lenovo’s sixth.

All four of the top-nominated firms will do battle for the grand prix for best IR among large-cap companies, as well as for the title of best firm in the technology and telecommunications sector.

Hot on the heels of the top four comes a trio of companies, each of which is short-listed in four categories. Two are among the top four short-listed Hong Kong-based companies – China Resources Enterprise (CRE) and Hang Lung Properties.

CRE will aim to replicate its success from 2012, when the large-cap company finished in fifth place in the Greater China Top 30 and won three awards. Hang Lung, meanwhile, improves on its single nomination from last year after being short-listed in four categories, including for the best firm in the real estate sector.

Telecommunications firm – and awards newcomer – Far EastOne has also been named on the short list in four categories, including for the best IR by a Taiwanese company, a category it will contest with TSMC and Delta.

The IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013 are decided solely by an independent survey of investors and analysts, all of who are located in the region. Just like in IR Magazine’s other awards in Europe and the Americas, investors and analysts are asked to vote for their favorite company in each awards category.

This year, 370 respondents took part in the survey. The four or five companies with the most votes in each category make the short list and the company with the most votes wins the award.

Votes for the awards also determine the IR Magazine Greater China Top 30, the rankings of the best companies for IR in the region. The votes in each award category are added together and the company with the most votes is declared the number one ranked company in the area.

The latest rankings will be revealed in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2013/2014, which will be published soon after the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China 2013 on December 5.

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About the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China 2013

Now in its 13th year, the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China is among the most anticipated events of the year for the IR industry in Asia. IROs from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan get the unique opportunity to gather and discuss pressing issues, learn from each other’s best practices, and celebrate their achievements at the awards ceremony.

The event will be hosted in association with the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) and is co-sponsored by Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, EQS Asia, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Ipreo, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, Orient Capital, Strategic Public Relations Group and TodayIR. For more information, please visit www.irmagazine.com/gchina2013.

Full short lists for the IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2013
Listed alphabetically by company; winners to be announced on December 5

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – large cap        
China Telecom     
Delta Electronics        
Lenovo        
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Grand prix for best overall investor relations – small or mid-cap    
AAC Technologies     
Agile Property
Link REIT         
Sa Sa International         

Best investor relations by a mainland Chinese company        
Agile Property     
China State Construction Engineering Corporation    
China Telecom      
Lenovo        

Best investor relations by a Hong Kong company        
China Resources Enterprise
Hang Lung Properties     
Link REIT
Sa Sa International     

Best investor relations by a Taiwanese company        
Delta Electronics        
Far EasTone         
Taiwan Mobile        
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Best investor relations officer – mainland China        
Agile Property –  Maggie Mui    
China State Construction Engineering Corporation – Meng Qingyu
China Telecom – Jacky Yung     
Lenovo – Gary Ng    

Best investor relations officer – Hong Kong        
China Resources Enterprise – Vincent Tse    
Franshion Properties – CP Cheng    
Galaxy Entertainment Group – Peter Caveny    
Pacific Basin Shipping – Emily Lau    

Best investor relations officer – Taiwan        
Far EasTone – Gary Lai    
Fubon Financial – Amanda Wang    
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – Elizabeth Sun    
Wistron Corporation – Florence Hsiao    

Best investor relations by a CEO or president        
China Telecom – Wang Xiaochu    
Delta Electronics – Ping Cheng*    
Hang Lung Properties – Philip Chen    
Shui On Land – Freddy Lee    
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – Dr Morris Chan
*Ping Cheng was appointed CEO when former CEO Yancey Hai was appointed chairman        

Best investor relations by a CFO        
China Telecom  – Wu Andi    
Country Garden     – Estella Ng    
Taiwan Mobile    – Rosie Yu    
Tingyi – Frank Lin    

Best corporate literature        
China Telecom          
Far EasTone         
Hang Lung Properties         
Sinopec        

Best use of technology        
Agile Property         
Lenovo        
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Tencent Holdings        

Best investment community meetings        
AAC Technologies         
China Minsheng Banking Corp        
China Telecom          
Lenovo        
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Best corporate governance and disclosure        
China Telecom          
Delta Electronics        
Far EasTone         
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Best sustainability practice        
AU Optronics        
China Railway Construction Corporation        
China Resources Enterprise        
Delta Electronics        

Best investor relations during a corporate transaction        
China Mengniu Dairy Company (Attempt to acquire stake in Yashili, June 2013)
China Telecom (Acquisition of 3G network infrastructure, August 2012)
Lenovo (Acquisition of electronics firm CCE, November 2012)   

Best in sector

Banks & financial services        
AIA Group (Hong Kong)
China Everbright Bank (China)
China Minsheng Banking Corp (China)
Ping An Insurance (China)

Consumer goods & services (including retail)        
China Resources Enterprise (Hong Kong)
Hengan International (China)
Sa Sa International (Hong Kong)
Tingyi (China)

Diversified industrials (including construction and conglomerates)
China Railway Construction Corporation (China)
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China)
China Steel (Taiwan)
SAIC Motor (China)
The Wharf (Holdings) (Hong Kong)

Energy        
China Shenhua Energy (China)
CLP Holdings (Hong Kong)
PetroChina (China)
Sinopec (China)

Real estate        
Agile Property (China)
Country Garden (China)
Hang Lung Properties (Hong Kong)
Link REIT (Hong Kong)

Technologies & telecoms        
China Telecom (China)
Delta Electronics (Taiwan)
Lenovo (China)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (Taiwan)

Transport (including logistics and infrastructure)        
Cosco Pacific (Hong Kong)
Orient Overseas (International) (Hong Kong)
Pacific Basin Shipping (Hong Kong)

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