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SharePHIL is a non-profit association which aims to become a major catalyst in promoting the development of the capital market by advocating education in order to enlighten investors and shareholders of their rights, duties and responsibilities and to promote shareholder activism in a positive way. With an enlightened investing public, more savings will be attracted to the capital markets and all shareholders, big and small, will be conscious about shareholder promotion and protection.
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Zobel brothers share insights on surviving, thriving
For seven generations, they have built job-creating enterprises that helped grow the Philippine economy.
Their history is entwined with that of the country, through the long colonial period and two world wars alongside domestic economic and political cycles. Indeed, in the last 183 years, it has evolved from an agricultural trading house into one of the largest, most diversified and most admired conglomerates in the country.
Conglomerate Ayala Corp., the country’s oldest business house, traces its roots to Casa Roxas, set up in 1834 by Antonio de Ayala, a poor young man from the small town of Ayala in Spain’s Basque region who worked as assistant to Domingo Roxas, descendant of settlers who arrived in the Philippines by way of Acapulco in the late 1770s. Read more
Good corporate governance boosts shareholder value
MANILA, Philippines - Companies that want to attract capital, enhance shareholder value and survive through decades must have good corporate governance, according to brothers Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala, who are at the helm of Ayala Corp.
During a forum organized by the Shareholders Association of the Philippines, the Zobel brothers shared several strategies they have employed to further grow their businesses through the years.
For one, Jaime said it was important to strengthen family bonds and instill in the younger generation a strong sense of patriotism and nation building.
“We instill in the new generations the importance of safeguarding the family legacy,” Jaime said.
There must also be good governance in the family. Read more
If the Zobel brothers were president
The recent summit of SharePhil (Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines) was jam packed because it was a rare appearance of brothers Jaime Augusto (JAZA) and Fernando Zobel de Ayala together in one event. At the start of his speech, JAZA said: “It’s not that Fernando and I don’t want to come together, we actually enjoy it. It’s much more pleasant when we’re together. It’s just that we divide up our work - If one goes, the other one backs off to do something else or to take a rest. But we couldn’t say no to Jimmy.” (Jimmy Ysmael was the CFO of Ayala Land Inc., and now the president of Ortigas & Co., the joint venture among the Ayala, Sy and Ortigas groups.) The program was hosted by the now popular Atty. Lorna Kapunan who spiced up the event with her irreverent humor. Congratulations to SharePhil president Francis Lim and the rest of the team for a successful event.
During the open forum moderated by ANC anchor Cathy Yang, I asked this question: “Lorna Kapunan mentioned earlier that you two should run for the Senate or presidency. Let’s dream a bit here. If you were to be the president, or at least have the ears and obedience of the president for six years, what would be the top three things that you’ll do to get to your dream Philippines?” Read more
5 Things the Zobel de Ayala Brothers Would Do if They Were PH President
Brothers Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala were the keynote speakers at the fourth annual summit of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL) last August 31, 2017. The two bosses behind Ayala Corp., one of the country’s biggest diversified conglomerates with major interests in property, banking and telecommunications, shared insights on how they grew the company as a family and how they’ve developed a culture of corporate governance that is one of the best not only in the Philippines but in Asia.
During the summit’s Q&A segment, the brothers received a question that has been addressed to many people with their influence: If they became the country’s president, what would they do to get their “dream Philippines”?
While Fernando qualified their response by saying that businessmen don’t always make the best politicians—much to the amusement of the summit’s audience—here are the five things the Zobel de Ayala brothers discussed in musing about the hypothetical presidency. Read more
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