What is Alpha Southeast Asia all about?
Alpha Southeast Asia was established in 2007 and for ten years now, is the first and only institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Every month, we research and produce articles on Southeast Asia for Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Europe and US-based investors.
In 2016, we will celebrate our 10th year as a purely Southeast Asian focused institutional investment and transactional banking magazine, since our humble beginnings in 2007.
Unlike at least three other leading regional financial capital markets magazine, we do not write about Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, India. Instead our focus is purely on Southeast Asia and Hong Kong as its the regional financial center. Over the last ten years, we have remained steadfast in our coverage and have not once carried an article on North Asia unless it had any relevance to Southeast Asia. Also, unlike the others, we do not produce “annual country reports” or supplements providing avenues for double pitching for advertising that many others do.
We simply publish articles about the Southeast Asian region every month, within the main magazine that has firmly established a strong readership profile among investors and CFOs across the region interested in understanding the region further. HNW individuals and white-collar professionals have also found our articles a good alternative as opposed to what is widely available in the mainstream regional press today.
We are also behind the widely publicised Corporate Institutional Investor Poll, the one and only financial publishing magazine to publish a Southeast Asian focused institutional investor poll on well-managed companies in the region naming both, well-perceived as well as, and controversially – poorly perceived companies in the region.
In terms of ownership, the magazine is independently controlled by the Publisher and not funded by any large corporate or media groups, pressured by deep-pocket influential advertisers and/or banks.
Over the past ten years since inception, we have consistently maintained 48-pages per issue in eight out of 10 issues and 72-pages in the remaining 2 issues of the year (also best-selling and most popular issues of the year).
By early to mid 2017, Alpha Southeast Asia will launch a complete revamp of our website, which at present simply acts as an online platform for subscribers to access more or less the same stories that are published in the magazine.
In Mid 2017, we will also announce a further review of our awards methodology enabling banks from across the region to pitch for multiple award categories across ASEAN, and not only in its home market.
On the events front, we are going to continue producing specialist roundtables and niche conferences to add to our portfolio of C-suite focused events in Southeast Asia.