Methodology

To determine the members of Institutional Investor’s 2022 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 2022 All-Asia Research Team survey. Survey results reflect the opinions from 4,854 investment professionals at 1,612 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: roadshows/conferences/meetings; IR team authority and credibility; accessibility of senior execs; responsiveness; earnings calls, business and market knowledge, timeliness of disclosure; and consistency and granularity of disclosure. Additionally, companies were rated on the following ESG attributes: corporate ESG strategy; ESG engagement; and ESG disclosure. 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 — are based on combined buy- and sell-side votes. Separate rosters (buy side, sell side) are also available for each award classification.

Derived from our 2022 Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team, firms are recognized in the Mainland China and Rest of Asia rankings. Using the same method as above, companies are ranked within their respective region to create two separate rankings. The Small & Midcap results include all companies with less than $10B in market capitalization.

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.

To be eligible for inclusion on the 2022 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.