HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guotai Junan International (the “Company”, Stock code:1788.HK) announced that the Company has been awarded the Gold Award of “The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2019” for the third consecutive year. Meanwhile, The Golden Bauhinia Award, organized by Hong Kong Takungpao, once again granted the Company the “Best Investment Value award for Listed Companies”. This indicates the company is highly recognized by both international media and professional institutes in aspects of branding, corporate governance, social responsibility and investment values.
The Asset is renowned as one of the most trustworthy media in the Asia investment community, and The Asset ESG Corporate Awards is the longest-running ESG awards in Asia, which is set to praise enterprises for its outstanding practice in environmental, social and governance. The Company is honored to be praised by the judging panel in terms of corporate governance, social responsibility and investor relations management and won the award in the 3rd consecutive year.
Meanwhile, the “Golden Bauhinia Award”, co-organized by the Hong Kong Takung Wenwei Media Group, Beijing Listed Company Association, the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, the Hong Kong Chinese Financial Association, the Hong Kong Chinese Securities Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and Hong Kong Securities Professionals Association, aims at appraising the outstanding performance of listed companies for its corporate governance and investment values etc. in the past year. After online polling, judging panel and professionals’ reviews, the Company was awarded the “Best Investment Value award for Listed Companies”, demonstrating the wide acceptance from capital markets.
Strengthen Corporate Governance and Create Value for Shareholders
Guotai Junan International adheres to a high standard of corporate governance and implements diversified measures of corporate management efficiently to enhance its investment value. Since its listing, Guotai Junan International has achieved a fast and strong business development. For the past 5 years, the Company has maintained rapid development with revenue at a CAGR of 25%, along with industry-leading payout ratio and return on equity (ROE). With our strategic adjustment and great execution, the Company’s income structure has become more balanced and diversified. Meanwhile, thanks to the comprehensive and prudential risk management system, Moody's and Standard & Poor's, the major global credit rating agencies, have both reaffirmed the Company’s investment-grade credit ratings in July 2019, marking the highest ratings among the Chinese securities companies in Hong Kong currently.
In the future, the Company will proactively grasp the opportunities aroused by economic growth and further opened-up market in China, to sustain the leading position in the industry and provide comprehensive and one-stop investment and financing integrated services and products to the clients through strengthening corporate governance and improving operating efficiency. The Company will strive to enhance risk-adjusted return on capital and reward our clients and investors for their long-term support with a steady and desirable growth.
Contribute to Society to Achieve Sustainable Development
As a leading comprehensive financial service provider, Guotai Junan International pursues sustainable development with diversified practices in corporate social responsibility, supporting charitable activities and protecting the environment. For the interests of employees, the Company is devoted to providing a healthy and safe working environment, maintaining a respectful and fair office culture, and supporting employees’ physical and psychological development. In terms of social welfare, the Company has proactively participated and organized various community events, including The Community Chest Walk for Millions, as well as the Mooncake Donation Programme organized by Harmony House. The Company also attached great importance to environmental protection, such as engaging in the WWF’s Earth Hour to encourage all staff to cherish natural resources and reduce waste.
Empower Investor Relations and Optimize Information Disclosure
As a listed company in Hong Kong, Guotai Junan International insists a high transparency in information disclosure and values the regular communication with investors. Apart from the disclosure of financial reports and roadshows twice a year, the Company also encourages two-way communications with both shareholders and investors through social media platforms such as WeChat, Facebook as well as LinkedIn, etc. Despite market turbulence in recent years, the Company has drawn investors' continuous attention, while its performance has gained appreciation and recognition from the market as well.
About Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited
Guotai Junan International is the market leader and first mover for internationalization of Chinese Securities Company. The Company is the first Chinese securities broker to list on the Main Board of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of initial public offering. Based in Hong Kong, the Company provides diversified integrated financial services. The core services include: wealth management, brokerage, corporate finance, loans and financing, asset management and financial products.
The Company is one of the constituents of HSCI, Hang Seng Composite LargeCap & MidCap Index, FTSE HK index and FTSE HK ex H share index. Guotai Junan International has been assigned “Baa2 / Prime-2” and “BBB+ / A-2” rating from Moody's and Standard & Poor's respectively.
The controlling shareholder, Guotai Junan Securities Company Limited (Stock Code: 601211.SS; 2611.HK), is the comprehensive financial provider with a long-term, sustainable and overall leading position in the Chinese securities industry. Backed by strong operational support, the Company will be able to further explore the HK and Asia-Pacific markets, aiming to become an important financial institution with market influence in the region.
For more information about Guotai Junan International: http://www.gtjai.com