BA Securities, Inc., headed by its Chairman, Ambassador Francis Chua, was awarded as the “Most Socially Responsible Company” in the Securities and Brokerage Industry by the International Finance Award for the year 2020. This was in recognition of their many contributions to social causes, especially for their donations to Philippine hospitals and health centers, the Philippine government, and private organizations in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Based in the UK, The International Finance Award was instituted by one of the world’s most premier business and finance magazines in order to recognize corporate excellence, industry talent, leadership, and corporate values on an international platform. Only C-suite companies in various finance-related industries such as those in finance, banking, asset management, brokerage, insurance, energy, oil and gas, logistics, and utilities are nominated and participate in these awards. Moreover, showcasing good practices of successful companies creates a platform that can influence other corporations to do the same.
Prizewinners are chosen based on the highest and most stringent standards and past accomplishments which are thoroughly evaluated by a competent research team. The Awards Gala for this event is usually held at upscale venues in major business centers in bustling cities. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the Awards ceremony for 2020 was postponed to a later and more feasible date.
Other Philippine companies who have received International Finance Awards include First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, Cocolife Asset Management Company, BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation, Home Credit Philippines, CIMB Bank Philippines, ING Bank N.V., Union Bank of the Philippines, Converge ICT Solutions, and Globe Telecom, among many other prestigious corporations.
The International Finance Magazine focuses on covering topics related to financial markets and provides analyses, commentaries, and reviews from top industry experts and other professional contributors to provide insights and information on economic and business trends, which may essentially aid in decision-making by key markets all over the world.
In this regard, it is a true feat that BA Securities, Inc. gained an award from this prestigious organization. It is an acknowledgment of the exemplary service and social responsibility that the company has upheld throughout the years and is another feather in the cap of Amb. Francis Chua who was also named the 2020 Most Influential Man in the Philippines by the Philippine Cancer Society and awarded the 2020 Presidential Excellence Award, the highest award given by the PCCI Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
ABOUT BA SECURITIES, INC.
BA Securities, Inc., operating under the BA Group of Companies, is a leading stock brokerage in the Philippines, focusing on institutional clients and high-net worth individuals in Asia Pacific. The company provides investors with research and analysis, sales, trade execution, and post-trade services to help clients achieve their financial goals. More than 30,000 clients — including the Philippines’ largest fund managers, banks, other financial institutions and high-net worth individuals — rely on BA Securities to help manage their investments.
Apart from its successful business dealings, BA Securities makes sure to give back to the community by means of a diverse portfolio of Corporate Social Responsibility programs. The company has received several awards for this feat.
In 2015, BA Securities received the “Laging Kasangga Award” from the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), for promoting sustainable partnership and championing employers’ agenda and corporate social responsibility channeled through a wide-reaching business organization.
In 2018, BA Securities received the Achievement Award and the Global Excellence Award from the International Chamber of Commerce and Industry Philippines (ICCP) in recognition of their outstanding leadership and valuable contributions to the financial sector and for its numerous corporate social responsibility efforts, which “greatly aid in the pursuit of advocacies and programs geared towards business and community development.”
BA FOUNDATION, INC.
In addition to this, BA Foundation, Inc. was established by the Ang family to promote the integral human development of the people who are poor and marginalized. Its mission is to provide opportunities for their employees, their families, and for other people in need to improve the quality of their lives and to alleviate their cause through training, education, scholarship assistance, humanitarian aid, and formation programs. BA Foundation, Inc. conducts livelihood training activities, non-formal education projects, and scholarship assistance for the accomplishments of its objectives.
With the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, BA Foundation donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to various hospitals, government agencies, and private organizations to protect frontliners. The company also provides support to the University of the Philippines (UP), through its funding and donations to the UP Confucius Institute. The foundation also supported the University’s varsity players through the donation of a much-needed varsity bus.
The Foundation also supports charitable institutions such as Fr. Al’s Children Foundation, Inc., the International Bazaar Foundation, Inc., Philippine Cancer Society, Inc., UP Foundation, Inc., Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Johann Strauss Society of the Philippines Foundation, Inc., Consular Corps of the Philippines, among many others.