The ninth annual CFA Capital Market Awards, organized by the CFA Society Sri Lanka, were held on Wednesday at Cinnamon Grand Colombo, recognizing and rewarding excellence in the local capital markets.
Awards were presented under the five categories. Capital Alliance Securities Private Ltd was awarded Gold for the Best Stock broking Research Team and also the highest honours for the Best Sector Report. CT CLSA Securities received the Gold award for the Best Equity Research Report. Meanwhile, Sunshine Holdings PLC was conferred Gold for Best Investor Relations and Senfin Money Market Fund came out on top as the Best Unit Trust Fund.
In the Best Stock broking Research Team award, Asia Securities Private Ltd was awarded the Silver, while CT CLSA Securities Private Ltd received the Bronze award. In the Best Equity Research Report category, Capital Alliance Securities Private Ltd won both the Silver and the Bronze awards. In the Investor Relations award, Silver was won by National Development Bank PLC, with Dialog Axiata PLC and John Keells Holdings PLC awarded the joint Bronze. The judges made a special commendation for Expolanka Holdings PLC under this category, in recognition of improved investor relations practices over the past year.
JB Vantage Short-Term Gilt Fund won the Silver award in the Best Unit Trust Fund category, while the Bronze award was not presented. Asia Securities Private Ltd and Capital Alliance Securities Private Ltd were presented with the joint Bronze award in the Best Sector Report category, while the Silver award was not presented.