Financial Journalist Award 2016

Retail investors rely largely on the media for financial information for their decision making. Journalists therefore play an important role in facilitating investment information and decision making and thus encouraged to provide more accurate and useful financial information to help investors make informed decisions.


To encourage financial journalists to uplift their reporting standards and provide information that will be beneficial to the investing community at large.


This award is opened only to career journalists. Journalist from the local media, both print and broadcast, are eligible.


There are four categories under the Financial Journalist Award. Judging of entries is based on news value, originality, reportorial quality, analytical value and impact in the financial community and to the retail investors at large

  1. The Financial Journalist of the Year
    Based on news worthy contributions that had made a substantial impact on the investing community in the period under review, he/she has to be a well-rounded journalist with the ability not only to break significant stories but is also able to write commentaries that take a clear position and provide insights for investors.
  2. The Financial Story of the Year
    Candidates under this category will be judged on either one story or a series of stories based on one topic that makes an impact on the financial community.
  3. The Most Promising Journalist Award
    To qualify for this award, a candidate has to be a financial journalist for not more than three years and under the age of 30.
  4. The Investor Education Journalist of the Year Award
    Focusing on education and the impact on the investing community, the journalist must have displayed sound knowledge of the investment principles and the instruments discussed and written consistently over a minimum period of at least six (6) months.
The Selection Committee:
Mr. Ravi Manchanda

CEO, Westpac Banking Corporation

Mr. Conrad Raj
Freelance Journalist

Mr. David Gerald

Founder, President & CEO Securities Investors Association (Singapore)

Ms. Elaine Lim
Director Stamford Corporate Services Pte. Ltd

Mr. Andrew Cheng
Group Chief Operating Officer Kingsmen Creatives Ltd

Mr. George Joseph
Media and Public Affairs Consultant & Former Editor Singapore Press Holdings

Mr. Ang Hao Yao, CFA
Chairman Sata CommHealth

Mr. TK Yap, CFA
Executive Director, OCBC Securities
Advisor, CFA Singapore and Former Member of the Board of Governors, CFA Institute

Ms. Catherine Ong
CEO Catherine Ong Associates