SGX Orb Awards 2019 winners unveiled

By: The WFE Focus Team Aug 2019

Singapore Exchange SGX has unveiled the winners of the second edition of the SGX Orb Awards, which seeks to recognise excellence in financial news and content.

Continuing the theme of 'Connecting Perspectives and Inspiring Conversations', the initiative builds on SGX’s efforts to enhance financial education and empower individuals to become savvier investors. Open to all local and overseas producers of content that demonstrate relevance to Singapore as a financial hub, the awards attracted more than 120 entries from the international media and national newspapers as well as independent writers.

As the global business and financial landscape becomes increasingly complex, investors are seeking quality news and content that not only offers balanced insights, but also presents stories in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner. At the same time, with the proliferation of mobile technology, everyone now has a voice and the ability to influence. The vast amount of information on social media platforms also requires investors to be discerning in what they read and take action on.

This year’s edition included a special #SGX20 category to mark the anniversary of SGX’s formation in 1999. Submissions offered a range of opinions of what a financial marketplace of the future may look like and what it means for Singapore, Asia’s most international financial centre and currency and commodity trading hub.

A public vote was held on a shortlist of finalists, which were selected by a panel of independent judges comprising Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE; Cheung Pui Yuen, CEO of Deloitte Singapore; Virginie Maisonneuve, Chief Investment Officer of Eastspring Investments; and James Crabtree, Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

The following winners were unveiled at SGX’s annual Media Appreciation Night on 21 August:

  • Story of the Year – Securities - Buffett’s methods ought to be as much of an inspiration to corporate boards as to investors (Ben Paul, The Edge Singapore)
  • Story of the Year – Derivatives - A multitrillion-dollar industry is getting turned on its head (Huileng Tan,
  • #SGX20 - Sustainability is key to sustain a thriving SGX for the next 20 years, Trinity Chua (The Edge Singapore)
  • The Visual Treat - The Woke Salaryman (He Ruiming and Goh Wei Choon)
  • The Hidden Gem - Isetan needs more than a store refresh (Marissa Lee, The Business Times)
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In the photo: SGX CEO Loh Boon Chye with winners of the SGX Orb Awards at the company's annual Media Appreciation Night, 21 August 2019 in Singapore