SIAS Milestones
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2015

 

• May

SIAS became a registered charity under the Charities Act.

• Aug

SIAS received approval to be an Institution of Public Character (IPC).

2014

 

• Jan

SIAS launched the “Investment Chapters” to further investors’ knowledge and provide experiential learning to overcome the fear of investing. This is a course that takes place over 3 sessions and covers understanding the need of investing, having an awareness of your psychology of investing and introducing basics of investing.

• Aug

SIAS, in collaboration with People’s Association launched the “Understanding Money” series at various community centres, commencing with senior citizens, to help them make smart money decisions and avoid finance abuse as well as helping young working adults plan their future with sound financial planning.

• Dec

Mr David Gerald, Founder, President and CEO of SIAS was recognised for his work at SIAS and awarded the “Investor Watchdog Peer Recognition 2014” by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group (MSWG).

2013

 

• Apr

A major SIAS Investor Education initiative – the 2nd Singapore Investment Week (SIW) received unwavering support from the public and various financial industry sectors.
The week-long campaign conducted, both in English and Chinese medium, successfully drew about 4,500 participants who attended the various investment seminars & workshops. This initiative is in line with SIAS’ continuous effort to raise awareness, lift financial literacy standards and promote the importance of investing to secure one's financial future. This year, the 3rd Singapore Investment Week will be held from 17 to 24 of May. Visit www.sias.org.sg/siw2013 to subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest updates.

• Nov

1.

The Civil Governance Excellence Award was presented by SIAS to the President of Philippines, His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III, for the first time, as part of the Investors’ Choice Award. This award is presented on behalf of the investors, to recognise the efforts made by an Asian leader in a developing market, promoting a clean and efficient Government providing an investment environment that would be attractive to investors.

2.

SIAS launched the Media Excellence in Community Investor Education Award at the SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2013. This award is to encourage continuity and to raise the level of community education to higher standards by awarding mainstream media, registered with MDA.
Judging is based on: Educational Content, Target Audience, Consistency, Feedback and Track Record.

2012

 

• Aug

SIAS launched the inaugural Singapore Investment Week (SIW) which seeks to instill the importance of investing amongst Singaporeans to help them make informed investment decisions. The week-long campaign aims to promote financial literacy through series of investment seminars, online programs and investment workshops. Over the week, participants are well-informed to various investment concepts like value investing, retirement planning and how to build an investment portfolio that could provide passive income.

• Oct

SIAS launched the Brendan Wood International – SIAS TopGun CEO Designation Award at the annual Investors’ Choice Awards night. This award is given to CEOs who are best in class as rated by shareholders in the time period. The Brendan Wood shareholder panel rates CEOs on five aspects: delivering a top value proposition; leading a culture of accountability and performance; ensuring succession plans are in place; giving assurance of safe hands; and communicating effectively with constituents.

2011

 

• Jan

SIAS was awarded the The Gold Standard For Good Governance by Public Affairs Asia, in Hong Kong. The Gold Standard Awards, organised by Public Affairs Asia, is the only programme recognizing global excellence in the field of Asia-Pacific-related public affairs, corporate affairs and governmental communications. SIAS was awarded for its work in promoting good corporate governance - through the launch of the inaugural Singapore Corporate Governance Week 2010.

• Jul

Recognizing the need to reach out to investors who are more comfortable accessing information in Chinese, SIAS created the SIAS Chinese website. Launch by Mr. Magnus Bocker, CEO, SGX, the website provided dedicated information appealing to the Chinese investor and to educate on investment ideas and principles.

• Oct

SIAS entered into a tripartite relationship with Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore (IIAS) and Singapore Management University (SMU), represented by its Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) to mark a three-year collaboration to establish the Internal Audit Excellence Award (IAEA), as part of SIAS Annual Investors’ Choice Awards. The objective of Award is to promote greater awareness of the importance of an effective internal audit function in Listed Companies.

2010

 

• Sep

SIAS launched the Singapore's Inaugural Corporate Governance Week with the support of OECD to highlight the message that good corporate governance practices are central to the health and stability of our financial markets and economy as a whole. More than 80 companies have pledged their support for Corporate Governance.

2009

 

• May

SIAS assisted with the filling of claims by minibond investors involved in the liquidation of the Lehman Brothers Inc with US Trustee under SIPA

• Jul

SIAS Launched the Inaugural Asian Investment Conference & Exhibition (AICE) which main aim is to address the relevant issues and concerns that investors have about the global economic situation. It aligns investors' need and demand for information with companies desire to meet investors and stakeholders. During the exhibition, SIAS provides investor education programmes through exhibitors and conference participants. About 45 exhibitors took part in this exhibition.

• Sep

SIAS was recognized by SGX as its President was awarded the Special Achievement Award for outstanding work in championing investor rights and corporate governance and promoting investor education in Singapore.

• Oct

The 1st Asian Corporate Governance Conference (ACGC) was launched to foster the professional development of corporate governance professionals in Asia. About 300 participants attended the conference held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

 


SIAS launched the SIAS Youth Chapter, an initiative mainly to provide investor education programmes and activities to youths. The SYC works closely with the four major universities, NUS, NTU, SMU ,SIM to build up the level of financial literacy among youths in Singapore

 


SIAS celebrated the 10th Anniversary and Investors Choice Awards. Introducing a new award, SIAS launched the 'Best Retail Broker Award' to encourage brokerage firms to better their quality of service and information provided to ensure retail investors have a good understanding of what they invest in.

SIAS also launched its new logo that reflects the need to expand and augment our current role while retaining our core brand values.

2008

 

• Oct

Launched the inaugural Singapore Corporate Governance Conference. The intention was to bring together corporate governance professionals, listed companies and investors to discuss corporate governance issues and best practices

2007

 

• May

Yellow pages' dismissed their independent directors and SIAS stepped in and successfully persuaded the substantial minority shareholders not to remove independent directors at EGM to maintain independence on the Board

2006

 

• Jun

SIAS defeated a possible bad precedent of conditional dividend payment attempt by Natsteel. Once again, another great success of SIAS

• Dec

Isetan's minority shareholders wanted to utilize $60M of tax credits before they expire at the end of the year. SIAS reiterated, stepped in and helped to change major shareholders' attitude to distribution of tax credit

2005

 

• Aug

SIAS launched Financial Planning for Families (FPFF), an Investor Education programme in conjunction with MoneySENSE

2004 - 2006

• Dec

SIAS worked together with the Special Task Force to restructure China Aviation Oil (CAO) solely to bring value to the shareholders.

2003

 

• Sep

SIAS had their 4th Anniversary Celebration and Investors' Choice Awards and also launched the 'Singapore Corporate Governance Award' to encourage companies in Singapore to improve their corporate governance standards

• Oct

SIAS Research Pte Ltd was incorporated to provide independent and professional insights and analysis to investors

2002

 

• Jan

SIAS Dispute Resolution Committee was launched to assist members in their disputes with financial institutions, to arrive at amicable solutions to avoid litigations

• Sep

SIAS celebrated the 3rd Anniversary and launched the 'Financial Journalist of the Year Awards' during the Investors' Choice Award; SIAS yearly event. The new award was introduced to encourage financial journalists to lift their reporting standards and provide information that impacts the investing community

2000

 

• Feb

SIAS resolved the issue with CLOB and CLOB shares were finally returned to the CLOB investors based on SIAS terms 

• Mar

SIAS launched the Investors Education Programme to help retail investors to be market savvy and make better informed decisions and also to help members of SIAS embark on financial planning for their retirement

• Jul

SIAS celebrated the 1st Anniversary and introduced the 'Most Transparent Company Award' at the Investors' Choice Awards so as to encourage companies to improve their transparency standards

1999

 

• Jun

When Malaysia froze about US$4.47billion worth of shares, a Protem Committee was formed by Mr. David Gerald, a lawyer to resolve the Central Limit Order Book, Securities, Malaysia(CLOB) issue

• Jul

49,887 CLOB Investors became SIAS founder members

 
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