ARA is committed to maintaining an effective engagement of its stakeholders.
Guided by best corporate governance and transparency practices, ARA continues to strive towards fostering good long-term relationships and in providing a consistent channel of communication for its shareholders, prospective investors, analysts and the media.
ARA makes disclosures on an immediate basis as required under the Listing Manual of the SGX-ST ("SGX Listing Manual"), or as soon as possible where immediate disclosure is not practicable. Stakeholders can access accurate and timely information on the Group’s financial performance and key announcements from the company website.
Throughout the year, senior management has held periodic meetings and conference calls in addition to its participation in investor conferences and roadshows to better communicate the Group’s business and strategic initiatives. The AGM of shareholders held in April 2015 also provided a good opportunity for investors to engage senior management in active dialogue.
The Group had during the year continued to receive various awards in recognition of its achievements in investor relations, real estate funds management and corporate governance.
In recognition of its achievements in investor relations, ARA garnered awards for "Best CEO (Investor Relations)", "Best CFO (Investor Relations)" and "Best Investor Relations Company (Singapore)" at Corporate Governance Asia’s 5th Asian Excellence Awards 2015. It was also voted "Best Corporate Governance Company Singapore 2015" at the Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2015, in addition to the "Best Real Estate Fund Manager – Asia Pacific" award at the Build 2015 Real Estate & Property Awards.
In FY2015, ARA was ranked 34th (top 5%) on the Governance & Transparency Index ("GTI") among 639 SGX listed companies. The GTI is jointly published annually by CPA Australia and NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations based on their assessment in areas relating to the Board of Directors, accountability, audit, remuneration, corporate transparency and investors relations.
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