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Bigay Liwanag

First Metro continues to donate prescription glasses to elementary students

May 25, 2018

 

First Metro carries on its vision care project for public school children with the 10th run of Bigay Liwanag.

Turkey Business Group

Metrobank and First Metro to forge business synergy with Turkey business group

May 10, 2018

 

Metrobank and its investment banking arm First Metro Investment Corporation recently hosted a forum for Turkish business leaders to explore possible business synergies between the Philippines and Turkey.

First Metro Consumer Fund

FAMI launches First Metro Consumer Fund

April 17, 2018

 

First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), the fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (First Metro), has officially launched its newest mutual fund, the First Metro Consumer Fund, which tracks the performance of the First Metro Index on MSCI Philippines IMI (First Metro Index).

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FAMI opens the First Metro Investors Center in Binondo

April 12, 2018

 

First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), the fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (First Metro), has formally opened to the public its new Investors Center in Binondo, Manila. Located at the second floor of Lucky Chinatown Mall, the Investors Center will make FAMI’s investment products accessible to more people.

FAMI launches First Metro Consumer Fund

April 11, 2018

 

First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), the fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation, has officially launched its newest mutual fund, the First Metro Consumer Fund, which tracks the performance of the First Metro Index on MSCI Philippines IMI (First Metro Index). The First Metro Index was developed in partnership with globally renowned index provider MSCI, Inc. and launched in 2017.

First Metro Group wins PDS Awards

First Metro Group wins PDS Awards

April 3, 2018

 

Metrobank Group’s investment banking arm, First Metro Investment Corporation and its stockbrokerage arm, First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec), both reaped awards at the 2018 PDS Annual Awards.

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First Flight takes off in Manila Tytana and Ateneo de Davao

March 27, 2018

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec), the stockbrokerage arm of the Metrobank Group, inked an agreement with two higher education institutions to officially launch First Flight, a virtual trading platform for the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to be introduced to students under their finance programs.

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First Metro receives Best Bond Deal for Retail Investors fo RTB issuance

March 9, 2018

 

The Bureau of the Treasury's (BTr) P181 billion Retail Treasury Bond (RTB) issuance won the Best Bond Deal for Retail Investors in Southeast Asia at the Alpha Southeast Asia Best Deal & Solution Awards 2017. First Metro was one of the joint lead issue managers of the RTB Tranche 19, which was issued in April last year.

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FirstMetroSec opens investment hub

March 5, 2018

 

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation (FirstMetroSec), the stockbrokerage arm of the Metrobank Group, recently inaugurated the First Metro Investment Hub, a learning center for beginner and expert investors alike. The hub was established in line with FirstMetroSec's advocacy to promote financial education and improve financial literacy in the country. 

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China company taps First Metro as partner for Philippine infrastructure projects

February 19, 2018

 

China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC), the third largest contractor of power projects and one of the top construction engineering companies in China, has tapped First Metro as its exclusive consultant in the Philippines. 

 

CHMC eyes infrastructure projects in PH

February 13, 2018

China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC), the third largest contractor of power projects and one of the top construction engineering companies in China, is looking at opportunities in the infrastructure sector in the Philippines. CHMC has tapped First Metro as its exclusive consultant in the Philippines.

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First Metro signs Global Master Repurchase Agreement with BTr

February 2, 2018

First Metro signed the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA)  with the Bureau of the Treasury's Bond Sinking Fund (BSF). The GMRA is a legal agreement designed for parties transacting repurchase agreements (repos).

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First Metro receives IPO of the Year award from The Asset

February 1, 2018

 
Wilcon Depot, Inc.'s initial public offering (IPO) was awarded Best IPO Philippines at The Asset Triple A Country Awards. First Metro was the sole issue manager, bookrunner, and joint lead underwriter of Wilcon's P7.04 billion IPO.

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FAMI advocates financial literacy for college students

January 5, 2018

 
First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), a subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation, supported the FINEX Research and Development Foundation, Inc.'s 19th Intercollegiate Finance Competition (ICFC). FAMI provided the learning materials and resource speakers that helped students answer questions that are patterned after the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 examination.

Economic Briefing

First Metro expects the growth of the Philippine economy to accelerate in 2018

January 4, 2018

 
Driven by solid domestic demand and accelerating investments, the country's GDP is anticipated to expand by 7-7.5%. Heightened private capital spending, rising government infrastructure expenditure, a rebound in exports, stable OFW remittances and BPO revenues, and tourism boom are also projected to push growth.