Our role as investment banking leader goes beyond raising capital to meet the expansion needs of our clients, it is also our commitment to develop the Philippine capital markets by raising awareness and educating the Filipinos about the economy and the capital markets. We believe that the public’s increased knowledge and involvement in the capital markets will stoke long-term and inclusive economic growth for our country.


To proactively pursue this lofty mission, First Metro created the Capital Markets Development Committee and developed the following programs:


The Market Call

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.


Economic & Capital Markets Forum

First Metro 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.