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SM Investments Corporation
Company typePublic
Founded1958; 66 years ago (1958), in
Manila, Philippines[1]
FounderHenry Sy
Headquarters10th Floor, One E-Com Center, Harbor Drive Mall of Asia Complex, CBP-IA, Pasay, Philippines[2]
Area served
Key people
Jose Sio (Chairman Emeritus)
Amando Tetangco Jr. (Chairman of the Board)
Teresita Sy-Coson (Vice Chairperson of the Board)
Frederick Dy Buncio (President and CEO)
SubsidiariesSM Prime Holdings
SM Retail
SM Land
BDO Unibank
and other subsidiaries
WebsiteSM Investments Corporation

SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), also known as SM Group, is a Filipino conglomerate with interests in various sectors, mostly in shopping mall development and management, retail, real estate development, banking, and tourism.[3][4] Founded by Henry Sy, it has become one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines,[5] being the country's dominant player in retail with 208 stores nationwide. Of these, 47 are SM Department Stores; 38 are SM Supermarkets; 37 are SM Hypermarkets, and 86 are SaveMore branches.

It is the largest company in the Philippines in terms of market capitalization, and has repeatedly ranked as the top Philippine company in the Forbes Global 2000.[6][7]


In 1958, Henry Sy Sr. started his first company, ShoeMart (SM), a small shoe store in Carriedo, Manila, Philippines. He initially focused on buying large supplies of shoes from the United States. His business expanded as he transformed his shoe store into a department store.[8]

At this point, Sy set up his second company, SM Department Store Inc., and began selling stocks to department stores. In 1978, he began buying supermarkets at the northern end of EDSA in Quezon City. During the 90s when he opened SM Megamall, his companies were listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange, SM Prime Holdings Inc.[9] By 2005, the SM Investments Corporation was inaugurated.

In April 2017, SMIC appointed Jose Sio as CEO.[10]



Main article: SM Retail


Main articles: SM Prime Holdings and SM Supermalls

Lifestyle Entertainment
Hotels and Convention Centers
Other Investments and Affiliations


Social involvement

SM Foundation

SM Foundation is the corporate responsibility arm of the SM Group of Companies. The foundation has various areas of advocacy: education, scholarship programs, building schools, disaster response, health care, medical missions, mobile clinics, and religious community projects.

SM Cares

SM Cares is a program created to consolidate and coordinate all of SM Prime's corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Carried out in all SM malls nationwide, SM Cares' CSR projects cover environmental conservation (energy, air and water), and assistance to customers of SM malls with special needs such as the disabled, special children, the elderly and nursing mothers.[26]


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