Methodology

To determine the members of Institutional Investor’s 2020 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team, we surveyed buy-side analysts, money managers, and sell-side researchers at securities firms and financial institutions that cover the region, including those who cast and received votes in this year’s 2020 All-Asia Research Team survey. Survey results reflect the opinions from 2,532 investment professionals at 906 financial services firms.

We asked the participants to rate the chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and investor relations professionals at the companies in their coverage universes. CEOs were rated on their credibility, leadership, and communication. CFOs were rated on their ability in capital allocation, financial stewardship, and communication. For the Investor Relations programs, companies were rated on the following attributes: productivity of NDR/Conferences/Calls; IR team well informed and empowered; accessibility of senior execs; execution of strategy; responsiveness; timeliness of disclosure; consistency and granularity of disclosure; business and market knowledge; and ESG information. Additionally, voters were asked to rate the company’s specific governance, environmental, and social efforts. All votes are weighted by rating (five being excellent; one being average) and attributes within each category were aggregated to create the CEO, CFO, IR Professional, IR Program and ESG rankings.

The overall rankings in each of the categories — CEO, CFO, IR Professional, IR Company, ESG, Analyst Day — are based on combined buy- and sell-side votes. Separate rosters (buy side, sell side) are also available for each award classification.

Honored Companies are companies who achieved at least one published position. To earn the designation of Most Honored Company, a company must achieve a weighted score of 15 or more points across the five categories in the combined, buy-side and sell-side rankings, wherein each first-place position is worth three points; second place, two; and third place, one.

Derived from our 2020 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team, firms are recognized in the 2020 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team: Developed (Small and Midcap), Emerging Countries, and Overall ASEAN rankings. Using the same method as above, companies are ranked within their respective region regardless of sector to create three separate rankings.

Regions in Emerging include: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. There are no restrictions on market cap for these rankings.

Regions in Developed (small and midcap) include: Australia/New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Small/midcap companies are defined as those with less than $10B in market capitalization.

Regions in ASEAN include: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. There are no restrictions on market cap for these rankings.

To be eligible for inclusion on the 2020 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team, a company must be headquartered in Asia. We keep confidential the identities of the survey respondents to ensure their continuing cooperation. Voters must meet eligibility requirements, and winners must achieve a minimum vote count. All ballots are subject to review by our Research Operations Group.