First Metro's commitment to the capital markets is supported by the company's plans and programs to help build its awareness. The Capital Markets Development Committee is a research team under First Metro that endeavors to improve capital markets awareness among our clients and prospective investors. It developed the following programs:
The Market Call is a widely distributed monthly research publication in partnership with the University of Asia & the Pacific. Its reach has grown since its inception in 2006. It is circulated to 300 of Metrobank's branches in Metro Manila, sent to its clients, posted to the company's website and disseminated even to media for public disclosure.
The committee also regularly conducts economic and capital markets briefings held in Metro Manila and key business districts in the country for clients/investors and the media. The forum presents a Philippine and global economic outlook as well as investment opportunities in the capital and equity markets.