Alpha Southeast Asia was established in 2007 and for almost thirteen years now, is the first and only institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Across six issues published every year, we produce articles on Southeast Asia for Europe and US-based investors and investors based across Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia.
In 2019, we will celebrate our 13th 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 thirteen 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 and globally – interested in understanding the region further. HNWIs and white-collar professionals have also found our articles a good alternative as opposed to what is widely available in the mainstream regional financial press today.
We are also behind the widely publicised Corporate Institutional Investor Poll, the only financial magazine to publish a Southeast Asian focused institutional investor poll on well-managed companies in the region naming both, well-perceived 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 and thus not pressured by deep-pocket influential advertisers and/or banks.
Over the past thirteen 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 late-2019, we will complete a review of our awards methodology enabling banks and FIs 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.