Press Releases

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First Metro is Euromoney's best investment bank in the Philippines

July 27, 2015

 

Euromoney, the world's leading financial markets magazine, declared First Metro the Philippines' best investment bank for 2015. This is the first time a local investment bank has won this award.

 

Business leaders descend on Manila to debate future of Philippine economic development at the Financial Times-First Metro Philippines Investment Summit

May 20, 2015

 

Over 250 prominent business leaders, senior government representatives, investors and economists from the region gather to examine the progress the Philippines has made in terms of institutional reforms; how the Philippine political and economic situation compares with that of its ASEAN neighbours; and what the next Government must do to maintain this progress and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.

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First Metro inaugurates Investors Center in Davao

May 15, 2015

 

Keen on fulfilling its mission to develop the Philippine capital markets by making its investment products accessible to more investors, First Metro formally opened in Davao the fourth First Metro Investors Center.

First Metro to host fourth Philippines Investment Summit

May 7, 2015

 

First Metro is hosting for the fourth time a forum that will assess how the Philippines is progressing through its next phase of development in the lead-up to the forthcoming 2016 Presidential election, and will examine the steps being taken towards regional economic integration; in particular, the liberalization of the Philippine banking industry.

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First Metro reaped PDS Awards' highest honor

April 30, 2015

 

First Metro received for the fourth consecutive year the prestigious Cesar E.A. Virata Award for Best Securities House (Investment House Category).

First Metro ETF named Asia's Best Emerging Market ETF; First Metro is ASEAN's Best ETF Manager

April 23, 2015

 

The FIRST METRO PHILIPPINE EQUITY EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND was recognized as Asia's Best Emerging Market ETF at the ETF and Indexing Awards 2015. First Metro Investment Corporation, First Metro Asset Management, Inc., and First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation were awarded ASEAN's Best ETF Manager.

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First Metro is mandated lead arranger for PEDC's Project Loan Facility

April 13, 2015

 

First Metro is the mandated lead arranger for the P11 billion Project Loan Facility of Panay Energy Development Corporation.

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First Metro deals recognized by Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine

March 31, 2015

 

Two deals of First Metro in 2014 won at the Alpha Southeast Asia's 8th Annual Deal and Solution Awards.

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First-ever Bond Trading Challenge concludes

March 18, 2015

 

First Metro Bond Trading Challenge, the first intercollegiate tournament in fixed income securities trading, has officially concluded.

 

First Metro ends 2014 with P2.34 billion income

March 4, 2015

 

First Metro ended the year 2014 with a consolidated net income of P2.34 billion. Return on equity stood at 12.59% while return on assets stood at 3.06%. 

 First Metro Group upgraded offices

First Metro Group inaugurates upgraded offices

March 2, 2015

 

First Metro Asset Management, Inc. and First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation held the blessing of their reconstructed office space they jointly occupy at the 18th floor of the PSBank Center along Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City. First Metro Investment also formally opened the new First Metro Investors Center Makati to make its products and services more accessible to more investors. 

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First Metro signs MOI with SMBC Group

February 24, 2015

 

First Metro signs a Memorandum of Intent with the Japanese financial institution Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) along with SMBC Nikko Securities, Inc. and SMBC Nikko Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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First Metro awards educational grants to Manila Tytana Colleges students

February 20, 2015

 

In its aim of making the nation's growth as inclusive as possible, First Metro signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Manila Tytana Colleges to provide scholarship to deserving college students.

 

First Metro opens new Investors Center Makati

February 13, 2015

 
First Metro formally opened to the public the First Metro Investors Center Makati to make its investment products accessible to more retail investors.

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First Metro ETF shows strong performance in its first year

January 14, 2015

 
Since its debut in the Philippines, the performance of the First Metro Philippine Equity Exchange-Traded Fund has steadily risen, matching the upward trend of the Philippine Stock Exchange Index.

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Philippines will sustain economic gains in 2015

January 7, 2015


The country's GDP is projected to expand to 7-7.5% on expectations of accelerated government expenditure on infrastructure and rehabilitation projects, resurgence of manufacturing, and pre-election spending, supported by strong domestic demand and favorable growth prospects.

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First Metro wins sixth straight Best Bond House Award

December 14, 2014

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has again been named the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines by The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. Read More

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FAMI signs a distribution agreement with COL Financial

December 8, 2014

 
First Metro Asset Management, Inc., a subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation, recently signed a distribution agreement with COL Financial Group, Inc. Read More

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First Metro is again among the best performing GSEDs

November 28, 2014

 
First Metro Investment Corporation was awarded as the 6th Best Performing Government Securities Eligible Dealer in 2014 by the Bureau of the Treasury. Read More 

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First Metro Bond Trading Challenge nears conclusion

November 26, 2014

 

The three-month long First Metro Bond Trading Challenge, which started on September 1, has entered its final week. Read More

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First Metro Securities hailed among Best Trading Firms at Bell Awards 2014

November 24, 2014

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation was given the distinction of being one of the best trading participants in the large trading participants category at the Philippine Stock Exchange's Bell Awards 2014. Read More

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First Metro president named Global Filipino CEO of the year at the PLDT Alpha Enterprise Asia CEO Awards 2014

November 18, 2014

 

Roberto Juanchito Dispo, president of First Metro Investment Corporation, was declared the Global Filipino Executive of the Year at the 5th Asia CEO Awards. Read More

 

First Metro ends the 3rd quarter of 2014 with P1.87 billion income

November 12, 2014

 

First Metro realized consolidated net income of P1.87 billion for the third quarter of 2014, 4% or P68 million above its nine month target. Return on equity (ROE) is at 12.64% while return on assets (ROA) is at 2.72%. Read More

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First Metro president leads FINEX forum on BSP circular amendment

October 9, 2014

 

First Metro Investment Corporation president Roberto Juanchito Dispo initiated a forum on BSP Circular 813 which amended the market valuation of government securities. Read More

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PH business leaders meet to support "Home in Rome"

September 26, 2014

 

Some of the country's biggest business leaders met recently to pledge their commitment to help a fundraising campaign for Pontificio Collegio Filippino, the "Home in Rome" of Filipino secular diocesan priests and the Philippine Catholic Church as a whole. Read More

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First Metro taps Wizardsgroup for Oracle e-Business Suite

September 22, 2014

 

First Metro Investment Corporation signed a contract with Wizardsgroup, Inc. for the adoption of the Oracle e-Business Suite to support its financial accounting management system. Read More

First Metro continues Best Bond House winning streak

September 9, 2014

 

For the fourth time since 2009, First Metro Investment Corporation has been named the Philippines' Best Bond House by the Hong Kong-based publication FinanceAsia in its 2014 Country Awards for Achievement. Read More

Outlook for the Philippine economy remains favorable

July 3, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation expects the Philippine economy to remain favorable in the remaining six months of the year. Read More

Prominent international economist speaks at the Philippines Investment Summit

June 6, 2014

 

Carmen Reinhart, a Harvard University professor, renowned economist and author was the keynote speaker at the Philippines Investment Summit organized by First Metro Investment Corporation and international business news agency Financial Times. Read More

First Metro, Sole Arranger and Bookrunner for Cosco Capital’s P5.0 billion Corporate Notes Facility

June 2, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation was the sole arranger and bookrunner for Cosco Capital’s 7- and 10-year P5.0 billion corporate notes facility. Read More

First Metro Securities, PSE sign online trading service agreement

May 27, 2014


First Metro Securities signed an agreement in support of the Online Service Bureau project of the Philippine Stock Exchange.  Read More

First Metro posts P1.24 billion income in Q1 2014

May 15, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P1.24 billion for the first quarter of 2014.  Read More

 First Metro 2013 Annual Stockholders' Meeting

First Metro holds its 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting

May 8, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation recently held its 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting.  Read More

 

First Metro Inspires, Cares

April 4, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation continues to reach out to communities where it can make a difference in uplifting the quality of life of young Filipinos.  Read More

First Metro holds CEO Forum with Dr. Carlos Cavallé

March 25, 2014

 

First Metro organized a CEO Forum for its top corporate clients, on the topic titled “Preparing Leaders for the Asian Century".  Read More

 

First Metro, Joint Lead Manager and Joint Lead Underwriter for JG Summit’s P30.0 billion bonds

March 18, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation is a Joint Lead Manager and Joint Lead Underwriter in the P30 billion fixed-rate bonds issuance of the Gokongwei-owned JG Summit Holdings, Inc. Read More

 

Metrobank Group dominates 9th PDS annual awards

March 10, 2014


The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) and its investment banking arm First Metro Investment Corporation, were honored by the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. & Subsidiaries (PDS Group) for their outstanding market leadership in 2013.  Read More

 

First Metro tops Asset Benchmark, Bloomberg rankings

February 27, 2014

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has made great strides in the Philippine bond market by winning the Asset Benchmark Research (ABR) 2013 Best Primary Bank for Corporate Bonds Investors’ Vote Philippines and also topping the 2013 Bloomberg Debt League Table.  Read More

 

First Metro profit up 253% at P11.54 billion

February 26, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation ended the year 2013 with a stellar performance as it realized a consolidated net income of P11.54 billion.  Read More

 

First Metro volunteers for the environment

February 14, 2014


Employees of First Metro Investment Corporation, First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation and First Metro Asset Management, Inc. volunteered in Metrobank’s “You’re in Green Hands” tree-planting activity.  Read More

 

First Metro signs agreement with GT Capital on its sale of Charter Ping An shares

February 11, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation signed a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement with GT Capital Holdings, Inc. for the sale of all its shares of Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation.  Read More

 

First Metro president nominated at CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards

February 4, 2014


International business news agency CNBC named First Metro Investment Corporation president Roberto Juanchito Dispo one of the 62 nominees of the prestigious 12th Asia Business Leaders Awards (ABLA). Read More

 

First Metro recognized as one of the Best Performing GSEDs

January 24, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation was awarded as the 5th Best Performing Government Securities Eligible Dealer in 2013 by the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Read More

 

First Metro was named Best Bond House for the fifth straight year

January 16, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation was awarded for the fifth consecutive year as the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines.  Read More

 

Philippine economic resiliency amidst uncertainty in 2014

January 6, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation sees the Philippine economy to remain strong in 2014.  Read More

First Metro, Arranger for Manila Water’s P5.0 billion loan

December 19, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, arranged Manila Water Company, Inc.’s P5.0 billion loan. Read More

First Metro, PSE partner for stock market education

December  6, 2013


The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) recently signed an agreement with two First Metro Investment Corporation subsidiaries – First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI) and First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (First Metro Securities) – to collaborate for the pilot run of the Advanced Stock Market Course.  Read More

First Metro Investment ends the 3rd quarter with a P7.12 billion income

November 13, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation, realized a consolidated net income of P7.12 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2013.  Read More

First Metro Investment and Meralco PowerGen sign Shareholders’ Agreement for 20% of Global Power

October  22, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation (First Metro) and Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen) announced that they have signed a Shareholders’ Agreement (SHA) to complete the sale of First Metro’s 20% in Global Business Power Corporation (Global Power).  Read More

First Metro ETF signs agreement with PSE to list the country’s first exchange traded fund

October  21, 2013


First Metro ETF, sponsored and organized by First Metro Investment Corporation, signed key agreements with the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) that will pave the way for the listing of the country’s first ever exchange traded fund.  Read More

First Metro Investment declares P3 billion dividends to stockholders

October  10, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation has received an approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to declare cash dividends amounting to P3.03 billion.  Read More

First Metro signs agreement with Meralco PowerGen on sale and purchase of Global Business Power shares

October 9, 2013


Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) announced today that its investment banking subsidiary, First Metro Investment Corporation (First Metro), signed a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (SSPA), subject to closing conditions, for the sale of 20% of Global Business Power Corporation (Global Power) with Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Company (Meralco).  Read More

First Metro Investment forms strategic alliance with Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings

September 30, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation forms strategic business cooperation with Japanese holding firm Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Inc. (TTFH), a Japan-based holding company primarily engaged in securities business.  Read More

First Metro receives FinanceAsia's Best Domestic Bond House Award

September 20, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation was awarded as Best Domestic Bond House by FinanceAsia Magazine in its Country Awards for Achievement 2013.  Read More

First Metro Investment Corporation holds Economic Briefing

September 9, 2013


First Metro officers and UA&P economist assemble in front of the audience of its 2013 Economic Briefing held at Makati Shangri-La.  Read More

First Metro Investment sees 8.0-8.5% GDP growth in Q2

August 27, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation expects GDP growth to accelerate between 8.0-8.5% in the second quarter, buoyed by first quarter growth momentum and election spending.  Read More

First Metro bags PIFA awards

August 23, 2013


The First Metro Save & Learn Mutual Funds of First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI) won ten awards during the 7th Annual Awards Night of the Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA) held recently at The Peninsula Manila.  Read More

FirstMetroSec brings Philippine companies to the DBSVickers Pulse of Asia Conference in USA

August 8, 2013


First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec) brought four Philippine listed companies to the recently-held Pulse of Asia Conference in the United States, organized by DBSVickers Pte. Ltd. (DBSVickers).  Read More

First Metro Investment posts 240% increase in income to P6.8 billion in the first half of 2013

July 29, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P6.8 billion at the end of the first half of 2013.  Read More

First Metro voted as one of the ten best managed companies in the country

July 3, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation was recognized as one of the best managed companies in the Philippines by FinanceAsia in its 13th annual poll of Asia’s top companies.  Read More

First Metro concludes agreement with ORIX Corporation on sale and purchase of Global Business Power shares

June 27, 2013


(27 June 2013. Makati City, Philippines.) Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) announced today that its investment bank subsidiary, First Metro Investment Corporation (First Metro), has concluded a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (SSPA) for the sale of 200,000,000 shares of Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC) to ORIX Corporation (ORIX) of Tokyo, Japan amounting to P7.15 billion.  Read More

First Metro celebrates 50 years

June 27, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation recently celebrated its 50 years of driving growth and development in the Philippine capital markets.  Read More

Philippines can withstand current financial turbulence

June 20, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation maintains a very optimistic outlook for the Philippine economy for the rest of the year despite the recent appalling performance of the equities market, fall of the peso, SDA rate cuts and continued uncertainties in the global markets.  Read More

Stock X Challenge 3 concludes

May 31, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation President Roberto Juanchito Dispo presents the winner’s check to Team Mago from the University of the Philippines-Cebu in the Stock X Challenge awarding ceremony held recently at the Philippine Stock Exchange Makati.  Read More

First Metro Investment posts 2.3 billion income in the first quarter of 2013

April 23, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013.  Read More

First Metro Annual Stockholders' Meeting

April 22, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation recently held its 2013 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting.  Read More

GT Capital's P21.567 billion IPO wins Deal of the Year

March 15,2013


The country’s second largest IPO in history won the Philippines Capital Markets Deal of the Year from the International Financing Review-Asia (IFRAsia) in its 2012 Review of the Year Awards.  Read More

First Metro dominates PDS awards 2012

March 5, 2014


First Metro Investment Corporation reaped six awards from the The Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. & Subsidiaries (the PDS Group) Annual Awards.  Read More

Team UP-Cebu leads collegiate stock market challenge

March 5, 2013


A team from a university in Cebu leads the crop of participants in this year’s Stock X Challenge.  Read More

FirstMetroSec brings Philippine companies to the DBSVickers Pulse of Asia Conference in Singapore

February 25, 2013


FIRST METRO SECURITIES BROKERAGE CORPORATION (FirstMetroSec) brought three Philippine listed companies to this year’s Singapore leg of the Pulse of Asia Conference organized by DBSVickers Pte. Ltd. (DBSVickers). Read More

First Metro Investment posts P3.3 billion income in 2012

February 14, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation ended the year 2012 with a stellar performance as it realized a consolidated net income of P3.3 billion. This is 50.0% or P1.1 billion higher than the P2.2 billion net income of the previous year. Return on equity stood at 25.0%.  Read More

Roubini speaks at the Philippine Investment Summit 2013

February 8, 2013


Dr. Nouriel Roubini, an internationally renowned economist, discussed his outlook and analysis of the Philippine economy at the Philippine Investment Summit 2013 organized by First Metro Investment Corporation.  Read More

First Metro wins fourth consecutive Best Bond House award

Februay 3, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation was chosen for the fourth consecutive year as the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines by the Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. in its Triple A Country Awards for 2012.  Read More

Philippines on the Rise

January 7, 2013


First Metro Investment Corporation has a very optimistic outlook for the Philippine economy for 2013.  Read More

RP lists USD500 million Onshore Dollar Bonds

December 5, 2012

 

The Republic of the Philippines through the Bureau of the Treasury lists its maiden 10-year USD500 Million Onshore Dollar Bonds (ODBs) due 2023 on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx) government securities market. Read More

First Metro brings Nouriel Roubini at the PH Investment Summit

November 29, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation will bring world renowned economist and strategic thinker Dr. Nouriel Roubini to the Philippines through the Philippine Investment Summit 2013.  Read More

Rockwell Land Php 10.0 Billion Corporate Notes

November 28, 2012

 

Rockwell Land Corporation, one of the premier real estate development companies in the country, recently signed a Notes Facility Agreement for a Php 10.0 billion issuance of seven-year fixed rate corporate notesRead More

First Metro Investment wins fourth consecutive Best Bond House Award

November 20, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has been chosen for the fourth consecutive year as the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines by the Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. in its Triple A Country Awards for 2012. Read More

First Metro Investment Capital Markets forum

November 16, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation extends its investment literacy advocacy in the provinces through the Capital Markets Forum which were held in Pampanga, Naga, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. Read More

First Metro, Puregold sign P5-B Notes Facility Agreement

October 31, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation led 12 institutions in the signing of the P5-Billion Fixed Rate Corporate Notes Facility Agreement of Puregold Price Club, Inc. Read More

First Metro Investment ends the 3rd quarter with a P2.6 billion income

October 30, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P2.6 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2012. Read More

First Metro Sec, DBS Vickers sign research collaboration

October 23, 2012

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec) and DBS Vickers Securities (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. recently signed an agreement for research collaboration. Read More

Stock X Challenge 3 kicks off

October 19, 2012

 

STOCK X CHALLENGE SERIES 3, an intercollegiate online stock trading competition, organized by First Metro Investment Corporation in partnership with the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, kicks off this October. Read More

First Metro intends to delist

October 13, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation filed a disclosure with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on its intention to voluntarily delist its shares from the exchange following the decision of its Board of Directors to operate as a non-listed entity. Read More

FirstMetroSec, DBS Vickers sign research collaboration

October 8, 2012

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec) and Singapore-based DBS Vickers Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd (DBSVickers) recently signed an agreement for research collaboration. Read More

First Metro Bigay Liwanag Project 2012

October 5, 2012

 

Roberto Juanchito Dispo, president of First Metro Investment Corporation; Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim; and Dr. Ponciano Menguito, superintendent of Manila Schools Division distribute free prescription glasses to students of the Marcela Agoncillo Elementary School in San Fernando-San Nicholas, Binondo. Read More

First Metro wins PIFA awards anew

September 28, 2012

 

The First Metro Save & Learn Mutual Funds of First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI) won nine awards during the recently held Sixth Annual Awards Night of the Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA) at the Marriott Hotel. Read More

Metrobank, First Metro arrange CIRTEK Corporate Notes

September 13, 2012

 

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, First Metro Investment Corporation and Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation recently completed the agreement for a USD10 million Fixed Rate Corporate Notes for Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation. Read More

First Metro Investment cited as Best Equity House

September 3, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has been chosen as the Best Equity House in the Philippines by FinanceAsia Magazine in its 2012 Country Awards for Achievement. Read More

First Metro Investment lists P7 billion Fixed Rate Corporate Bonds on PDEx

August 15, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation lists its P7 billion Fixed Rate Corporate Bonds due November 2017 and August 2019 on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx) Read More

First Metro wins nine PIFA awards

August 14, 2012

 

THE FIRST METRO Save & Learn Mutual Funds of First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI) has maintained its strong performance as it bagged nine (9) awards in the recently held Sixth Annual Awards Night of the Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA) at the Mariott Hotel. Read More

First Metro Investment posts P1.9 billion income at the end of 1H 2012

August 1, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P1.9 billion at the end of the first half of 2012. This is 76.0% higher than its P1.1 billion profit in the same period last year. Read More

First Metro Bigay Liwanag 2012

July 27, 2012

 

A student from Cecilio Apostol Elementary School gets a free eye check-up from Vista Prima Optical during the first phase of the Bigay Liwanag program of investment bank First Metro Investment Corporation. Read More

First Metro steps-up nationwide capital markets awareness campaign

July 20, 2012

 

FIRST METRO Investment Corporation is keen on fulfilling its mission to develop the Philippine capital markets by continuously conducting capital markets awareness campaign through its Investors Centers. Read More

First Metro Investment cited as Best Equity House in the Philippines

July 9, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has been chosen as the Best Equity House in the Philippines by Finance Asia Magazine in its 2012 Country Awards for Achievement.  Read More

Regional schools barge into Stock X Challenge Top 10

June 29, 2012

 

REGIONAL colleges and universities showed that they can compete with their Metro Manila counterparts as they placed prominently in the recently concluded Stock X Challenge stock market trading competition. Read More

Stock X Challenge winner

June 22, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation president Roberto Juanchito Dispo presented the winner’s check to Team Ninja from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, represented by Raquel Celeste and Jomel Jhele Sadsad, for topping the second edition of the Stock X Challenge. Read More

Philippines upgrades says First Metro Investment

June 18, 2012

 

In a press briefing, First Metro Investment Corporation maintains its positive outlook for the Philippine economy and is confident that the country will get an upgrade before the end of the year. Read More

First Metro Investment wins corporate governance award a new

June 5, 2012

 

For the second straight year, First Metro Investment Corporation is one of the top scorers in the 2011 Corporate Governance Scorecard of the Institute of Directors (ICD). Read More

First Metro President recognized by Chiang Kai Shek College

May 21, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation president, Roberto Juanchito Dispo, accepts a certificate from Dr. Bee Ching U. Ong Kian Koc, President of Chiang Kai Shek College. Read More

First Metro Investment’s income up 127% in the first quarter of 2012

May 11, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P979.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. Read More

P323.4 billion Domestic Debt Consolidation Program deal managed by First Metro won The Banker’s Deal of the Year

May 9, 2012

 

The Philippine government’s P323.4 billion Domestic Debt Consolidation Program won The Banker Magazine’s Deal of the Year 2012 for SSA (Sovereign, Supras and Agencies) Bonds category in Asia Pacific. Read More

First Metro Investment Corporation Annual Stockholders Meeting

April 30, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation recently held its 2012 Annual Stockholders Meeting dubbed “Delivering Results in Every Direction”, at the Metrobank Plaza, Makati City. Read More

First Metro bags PDS Group awards

April 27, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation was awarded the highest and most prestigious Cesar E. A. Virata Award for Best Securities House (Investment House Category) by the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. & Subsidiaries. Read More

GT Capital Holdings, Inc. Initial Public Offering

April 10, 2012

 

GT Capital Holdings, Inc. starts offer period today, April 10, 2012. Read More

UP dominates Stock X Challenge

April 4, 2012


With less than three months to go, the battle for the top spot is turning out to be an all University of the Philippines (UP) affair, as three teams from UP are vying for the lead in the Stock X Challenge. Read More

The Asset awards First Metro Investment as Best Domestic Bond House in the country

February 7, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has been voted as the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines by Hong Kong-based The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. in its Triple A Country Awards for 2011. Read More

Stock X Challenge: Winning Techniques

February 2, 2012

 

AFTER just two months of trading, the race is already heating up in the Stock X Challenge, the stock trading competition among teams of college students organized by First Metro Investment Corporation, in partnership with the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines. Read More

 

First Metro-managed funds continue strong performance

January 18, 2012

 

THE FIRST METRO Save and Learn mutual funds maintained their strong showing in the mutual funds market as they led their respective categories among local funds, primarily invested in Peso securities amid the volatile market conditions for the year 2011. Read More

First Metro, Metrobank lead the signing of the Meralco Notes Facility Agreement

January 17, 2012

 

First Metro Investment Corporation and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company led 15 financial institutions in the signing of the P3 billion 7 and 10-year Notes Facility Agreement with Manila Electric Co. Read More

Economic outlook briefing

January 13, 2012

 

First Metro recently hosted an economic outlook briefing in Makati City. Read More

Philippines upgrades says First Metro Investment

January 10, 2012

 

In a press briefing, First Metro Investment Corporation, says the Philippines upgrades as seen in its continued growth. Read More

First Metro Inspires, Cares

January 6, 2012

 

FIRST METRO Investment Corporation conducted an outreach activity at Elsie Gaches Village (EGV) along Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa as it strengthened efforts to serve society. Read More

First Metro Investors Center in Cebu

November 25, 2011 

 

First Metro opens Investors Center at the Metrobank Plaza in Cebu City. Read More

First Metro kicks-off “Stock X Challenge”

December 29, 2011

 

Stock X Challenge, an intercollegiate online stock trading competition, organized by First Metro Investment Corporation in partnership with the Philippine Stock Exchange has officially started. Read More

First Metro Investment is Best Bond House anew

December 20, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation has been voted as the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines by The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. in its Triple A Country Awards for 2011. Read More

 

FirstMetroSec V2.0 launched with iPAD application

December 14, 2011

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec) recently launched its upgraded online trading facility–dubbed FirstMetroSec v2.0–at the Mandarin Oriental Manila. Read More

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First Metro Lists at PDEx

December 9, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation listed its P5-billion fixed-rate corporate bonds on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx) corporate securities market in rites held at the Enterprise Center in Makati City. Read More

First Metro Investment Corporation lists P5-B Fixed Rate Corporate Bonds on PDEx

December 2, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation listed its PhP5 Billion Fixed Rate Corporate Bonds due 2017 on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx). Read More

 

First Metro-PSE-CEAP Stock X Challenge Portfolio Management Seminar

November 23, 2011

 

Participants of the Stock X Challenge Intercollegiate Stock Market Competition recently attended portfolio management seminar in preparation for the competition. Read More

 

First Metro P5-B Corporate Bonds

November 18, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation president Roberto Juanchito Dispo responds to a question during an investors’ briefing for its P5-billion five-year fixed rate corporate bond offering. Read More

First Metro inaugurates Investors Center in Cebu City

November 17, 2011

 

FIRST METRO Investment Corporation has opened its first Investors Center outside of Metro Manila as part of its plan to broaden its market base, particularly in the retail sector. Read More

First Metro Investment posts P1.8 billion income at the end of Q3 2011

November 10, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation posted a consolidated net income of P1.8 billion at the end of the third quarter in the face of a volatile market condition, 31.6% higher than the P1.4 billion income posted in the same period last year. Read More

 

First Metro Investment Summit

October 28, 2011

 

Key persons shared their respective views on the investment climate in the Philippines in one of the panel discussions during The Philippine Investment Summit for Global Fund Managers 2011. Read More

Metrobank, First Metro arrange PH investment summit

October 26, 2011

 

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) and First Metro Investment Corporation bring together the country’s economic managers, industry leaders, top corporate market movers and global fund managers in a forum aimed to increase interest in the Philippine capital markets. Read More

Metrobank, First Metro Arranged Pancake House Corporate Notes

October 24, 2011

 

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, First Metro Investment Corporation, and Pancake House, Inc. recently completed the agreement for P800 million Fixed and Floating Rate Corporate Notes for Pancake House, Inc. Read More

First Metro 'Bigay Liwanag' in Makati

October 14, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation recently extended the reach of its Bigay Liwanag. Read More

First Metro, Mitsui MOA for Toyota Dealership

October 6, 2011

 

His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III witnesses the signing of a memorandum of agreement between First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. for the entry of Mitsui into the marketing and distribution of Toyota vehicles in the Philippines. Read More

First Metro Investment signs MOA with Mitsui for nationwide Toyota dealership

September 30, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (First Metro) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) jointly signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the entry of Mitsui into the marketing and distribution of Toyota vehicles in the Philippines. Read More

Best Bond House in the Philippines

September 22, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation was named the ‘Best Bond House in the Philippines’ by FinanceAsia. Read More

First Metro brings back collegiate stock trading competition

September 16, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation, together with subsidiaries First Metro Asset Management, Inc. and First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) for another staging of Stock X Challenge. Read More

Bigger, more exciting Stock X Challenge expected

September 15, 2011

 

FIRST METRO INVESTMENT Corporation, together with subsidiaries First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation and First Metro Asset Management, Inc., launches the second edition of Stock X Challenge, the ultimate competition of online stock trading among college students. Read More

First Metro Save & Learn Funds take home nine PIFA awards

August 5, 2011

 

First Metro Save & Learn Mutual Funds bagged nine trophies from the 2010 Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA) Fifth Annual Awards Night at the Marriott Hotel Manila. Read More

First Metro wins corporate governance award

July 26, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation is one of the top scorers in the 2010 Corporate Governance Scorecard of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Read More

First Metro Investment is Best Bond House in the Philippines

July 25, 2011

 

First Metro was recognized once again as the country’s Best Bond House for the year 2010. Read More

Beacon Electric Asset Holdings P11-B Corporate Notes

July 7, 2011

 

Beacon Electric Asset Holdings, Inc. signed P11.0 Billion Corporate Notes Facility agreement. Read More

First Metro sees return to robust growth in the second half of 2011

June 29, 2011

 

In a press briefing, First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, says Philippine economy will return to robust growth in the second half of 2011. Read More

Davao online trading with First Metro Securities

June 16, 2011

 

Guests try out the online stocks trading facility of First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation during a grand launch event at the Marco Polo Davao Hotel. Read More

First Metro Investors Center

June 1, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation recently opened its first Investors Center as part of its initiative to make its investment products accessible to more investors. Read More

First Metro inaugurates Investors Center

May 20, 2011

 

FIRST METRO Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, has opened its first Investors Center as part of its plan to broaden its market base, particularly in the retail sector. Read More

First Metro Investment posts P431.4 million profit in the 1st quarter of 2011

May 12, 2011

 

Amidst sternly volatile financial markets, First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, realized a consolidated net income of P431.4 million or 10.7% higher than the P389.8 million posted during the same quarter last year. Read More

 

FMSBC’s Online Trading Facility launched in Cebu

May 6, 2011


First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FMSBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), unveils its enhanced online trading facility, www.firstmetrosec.com.ph.Read More

 

Rockwell Land raises P4.0 billion from corporate notes issue

May 4, 2011


Rockwell Land Corporation, one of the country’s premier developers of luxury condominiums, has successfully raised P4.0 billion from the issuance of Seven-year Fixed-rate Corporate Notes. Proceeds of the Notes will be used to finance the acquisition of properties for development and to refinance certain obligations.Read More

 

First Metro Annual Stockholders' Meeting

April 19, 2011


First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, reported a historical high net income of P1.7 billion for the year 2010 during its annual stockholders’ meeting held at the Metrobank Plaza in Makati City. Read More

 

Manila Water P10-B Corporate Notes

April 15, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) President Francisco Sebastian (left) affirms the Metrobank Group’s support for Manila Water Corporation during the signing of the management agreement for the water utility’s P10-billion fixed rate corporate notes issue. Read More

 

SM Prime raises P5.0 billion from 5-year floating rate notes

April 11, 2011


SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the country’s dominant shopping mall developer and operator, recently issued P5.0 billion worth of 5-year floating rate notes. Read More

 

Intercollegiate Stock X Challenge winner

April 8, 2011


UPD_GURUS from the University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the first FMIC-PSE-CEAP Stock X Challenge Stock Trading Competition organized by First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC).Read More

 

FMIC economic and investment briefing

April 1, 2011


First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, recently conducted a series of economic and investment briefings in Manila, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. Read More

 

Federal Land, Inc. raises P6.6 billion from its Maiden Notes Issuance

March 3, 2011


Federal Land, Inc., the property development arm of businessman George S.K. Ty of the Metrobank Group, successfully raised P6.6 billion recently from its maiden issuance of 5-year fixed rate corporate notes. Read More

 

Renewable energy partnership

March 28, 2011


First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) and Global Business Power Corporation (Global Power) signed a memorandum of understanding to work in partnership in the development of renewable energy projects in the Philippines. Read More

 

First Metro, Global Power collaborate to develop renewable energy

March 24, 2011


First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) and Global Business Power Corporation (Global Power), both members of the Metrobank Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work in partnership in the development of renewable energy projects in the Philippines. Read More

 

Pro-Friends issues P1.5-B Corporate Notes

March 18, 2011


Real estate developer Property Company of Friends, Inc., (Pro-Friends) announced that it issued P1.5 billion worth of five-year corporate notes. Proceeds of the notes will finance the company’s land banking, expansion and capital expenditure. Read More

 

First Metro Investment Awarded by the PDS Group

March 11, 2011


First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, was honored by the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. & Subsidiaries (the PDS Group) during its 6th Annual Awards Night held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. FMIC was recognized as one of the Top 5 Fixed-Income Dealing Participants, as well as one of the Top 5 Fixed-Income Brokering Participants for the year 2010. Read More

 

Stock X Challenge Series 1 Evaluation Seminar

March 5, 2011

First Metro-PSE-CEAP Intercollegiate Online Stock Trading Competition will be having an Evaluation Seminar. Read More

 

First Metro Investment’s profits up by 68%

February 24, 2011


First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, continues to surge as it closed the year with a consolidated net income of P1.7 billion or 67.8% higher than the P1.0 billion consolidated net income of the previous year. Year on year return on equity is at 18.6%. Read More

First Metro Investment is 'Best Domestic Bond House' anew

February 4, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, was named the ‘Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines’ by leading regional financial publication The Asset during its Triple A Country Awards 2010 held in Hong Kong recently. Read More

'BIGAY LIWANAG' for Magat Salamat Students

January 28, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, donated eyeglasses to a total of 117 student beneficiaries of Magat Salamat Elementary School in Manila under its Bigay Liwanag Project. Read More

First Metro Investment launches new website

January 18, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, recently launches its redeveloped website – www.firstmetro.com.ph/newsite. Read More

FMIC says prospects in 2011 still rosy but sees rising oil as biggest threat

January 10, 2011

 

In a press briefing, First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, says prospects for the Philippine economy remains rosy but sees oil as biggest threat to growth prospects. Read More

First Metro Economic Briefing in Cebu

January 4, 2011

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) executive vice president Roberto Juanchito Dispo conducted an Economic Update and Investment Outlook briefing before professionals and entrepreneurs in Cebu during the recent celebration of MART Week by the Money Market Association of the Philippines (MART). Read More

 

FMIC-PSE-CEAP Stock X Challenge Commences

December 13, 2010

 

Stock X Challenge, the intercollegiate online stock trading competition, has commenced. After three Saturdays of portfolio management seminars conducted by First Metro Investment (FMIC) for the registered teams of students and teachers, all 144 teams are ready to compete. Read More 

 

Bureau of the Treasury Debt Consolidation Program

December 6, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) executive vice president Roberto Juanchito Dispo (second from right) responds to a question during the investment briefing that launched the Debt Consolidation Program of the Philippine Government’s Bureau of the Treasury. Read More

 

GT Capital Holdings raises P5-B from maiden notes issue

December 6, 2010

 

GT CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC., the investment holding company of businessman George S.K. Ty and family, successfully raised P5 billion from its issuance of 3 and 5-year fixed rate corporate notes. This is the very first time that the company has tapped the domestic capital markets. Read More

 

Stock X Challenge Portfolio Management Seminar

November 30, 2010


Participants of the Stock X Challenge intercollegiate stock trading tournament attended the series of seminars on Portfolio Management at the Metrobank Auditorium in Makati City in preparation for the competition that starts on December 1, 2010. Read More

 

FAMI Speaks on Common Sense Investing

November 19, 2010

 

First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), the fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), made a presentation before professionals and entrepreneurs on Wealth Creation Through Common Sense Investing during the recent celebration of MART Week by the Money Market Association of the Philippines (MART). Read More

 

First Metro-PSE-CEAP Stock X Challenge Registration Period Extended

November 10, 2010

 

Originally set to close on November 3, the registration period for the intercollegiate stock investment competition has been extended until November 12, 2010 (5:00 PM) due to insistent demand from several universities and schools still wanting to join the tournament. Read More

 

FAMI Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary

November 5, 2010

 

First Metro Asset Management, Inc. celebrates its fifth year anniversary with the inauguration of its expanded headquarters at the 18th floor PSBank Centre in Makati City. Read More

 

First Metro Investment 9-month Profits Up by 63%

October 26, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, boosted its consolidated net income for the first nine months of 2010 to P1.3 billion, 63% over the same period last year. Year-on-year return on equity is at 20%.  Read More

 

First Metro Securities Unveils On-line Trading Facility

October 14, 2010

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FMSBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), unveils its enhanced on-line trading facility. Read More

 

Stock Trading Competition For College Students

October 11, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), together with subsidiaries First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation and First Metro Asset Management, Inc. recently launched its first Intercollegiate Stock Market Competition in partnership with the PSE and the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP). Read More

 

First Metro Investment Completes Its New Treasury and Risk Management Software with IP Converge Data Center (IP-C) and Credence Analytics (CA)

September 24, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank), recently upgraded its Treasury and Risk management systems through the acquisition of Credence iDEAL and RiskMark software from IP Converge and Credence Analytics of India. Read More

 

Photo Release: First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) Conducts ‘Bigay Liwanag’ On Its Third Year. 

September 13, 2010

 

A student gets a free eye check up during the Bigay Liwanag program of FMIC, which has been, for three years, one of the socio-civic initiatives of FMIC on education and is intended to enable vision-impaired public school children to read and study better by giving them free eyeglasses.  Read More

 

Photo Release: KsK Coop Formalized Accreditation of FAMI’s Save and Learn Mutual Funds

August 12, 2010

 

KsK Coop recently formalized its accreditation of the Save and Learn mutual funds managed by First Metro Asset Management, Inc. as a fulfillment mechanism for its ongoing investment literacy programs for OFWs. Read More

 

FAMI Save & Learn Mutual Funds win in the ICAP Awards

July 28, 2010

 

Two Save & Learn Mutual Funds of the First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI) garnered awards from the Investment Company Association of the Philippines (ICAP) during its 4th Annual Awards Night 2010 held at the New World Hotel in Makati City. Read More

 

FMIC 1H10 Profits Jumps by 60%

July 27, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) boosts its consolidated net income for the first half of 2010 to P888.7 million, 60% over the same period last year, with a year-on-year return on equity at the half mark is at 19.5%. Read More

 

FMIC Bullish on the Philippine Economy in 2010

June 21, 2010

 

In a press briefing, First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, held bullish sentiments for the second half of the year, backed by strong economic fundamentals and a fresh and promising political landscape after the success of its first automated elections.  Read More

 

Photo Release: Retail Treasury Bond Roadshow

April 26, 2010

 

Bureau of the Treasury kicks-off the roadshow for the 12th offering of retail treasury bonds (RTBs) by the government at the DBP Social Hall in Makati City. Read More

 

First Metro Investment's Profits Up by 65%

April 26, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) reports consolidated net income of P390 million in the first quarter of the year, 65% higher than the P235.8 million net income in the same period last year, with a year-on-year, return on equity at 17.7% versus 12.8%.  Read More

 

Photo Release: 12TH Retail Treasury Bond Offering

April 26, 2010


Department of Finance secretary Cesar Purisima (center) leads a toast during the signing of the Investment and Management Agreement between the Bureau of the Treasury and the arrangers of P25-billion worth of retail treasury bonds (RTBs) to be offered by the government.  Read More

 

First Metro Investment’s Profits Surged 158%

April 14, 2010


First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) ends 2009 with a consolidated net income of P1.0 billion or 158.0% over the same period a year ago. Read More

 

Renewable energy sector needs funding support, says First Metro Investment

April 7, 2010


FIRST METRO Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, believes that the renewable energy sector deserves the attention of long-term investors. Read More

 

PSALM Plans to Issue P20 Billion in Retail Bonds

April 6, 2010


The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) plans to raise PhP20 billion through a peso retail bond issue this April. Read More

 

Top Depository Brokering Participant

March 29, 2010


First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FMSBC), a subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), was awarded by the PDS Group as one of the Top 5 Depository Brokering Participants who have generated the highest volume for the year measured by the total market value of depository holdings. Read More

 

Top Fixed-Income Dealing Participant

March 29, 2010

 

First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, was among the Top 5 Fixed-Income Dealing Participants in 2009 awarded by the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. & Subsidiaries (the PDS Group).  Read More

 

 

Metro Pacific and Piltel JV Inks P18.0 Billion Debt Facility with Nine Financial Institutions

March 23, 2010


Beacon Electric Asset Holdings, Inc. (Beacon), a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and Pilipino Telephone Corporation (Piltel), has signed a 10-year P18 Billion Corporate Notes Facility with nine local financial institutions.  Read More

 

 

FAMI Launches its Monthly Investment Program for Catholic Schools’ Employees

March 8, 2010


First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), an investment company and a subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC), the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, launched its Monthly Investment Program (MIP) among the leaders of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP). Read More

 

Panay Energy Development Signs P14.0 Billion Financing Package

February 26, 2010


Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC), a subsidiary of Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC), signs a P14.0 Billion financing package for the construction of its coal fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City. In a deal arranged by investment bank First Metro Investment Corporation, nine financial institutions pledged to lend PEDC P14 billion payable in twelve years.  Read More

 

First Metro Investment is Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines Twice in A Row

February 1, 2010


The Asset, a Hong Kong-based finance magazine awarded First Metro Investment Corporation as the Best Domestic Bond House in the Philippines.  Read More

 

First Metro Investment Corporation Holds Briefing on 2010 Economic and Financial Markets Outlook

January 11, 2010


In a briefing conducted earlier today at First Metro Investment Corporation’s (FMIC) Makati office, senior management led by President Francisco C. Sebastian tackled key economic indicators and their underlying effect on the financial markets throughout the year. Together with Dr. Victor A. Abola of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), who also shared his insights during the activity, FMIC’s top executives cited 2010 as a year of steady growth and recovery for the Philippine markets that is if and when no further mishaps occur in the global economy.  Read More