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. First Metro bagged the Top Corporate Securities Market Maker, Top 5 Fixed Income Brokering Participant (ranked 3rd) and Top 5 Fixed Income Dealing Participant (3rd), while FirstMetroSec won Top 5 Depository Brokering Participant (4th). The prestigious award recognizes members of the investment community and market stakeholders that exhibit outstanding performance, leadership, innovation, and contributions to the robustness of the domestic capital markets. In photo during the awarding ceremony are (from left) First Metro manager Lynsette Lo, senior manager Bernice Joyce Nobleza, VP David Ignacio Estacio, VP Annagraziela Banaad, FVP Lalaine De Guzman, AVP Ina Pacheco, senior manager Rhoderick Ratio, senior manager Jose Ramon Canillas, and VP Peter Anthony Bautista.