First Metro affirms the strength
of the Philippine economy

First Metro affirms the strength of the Philippine economy

First Metro affirms the strength of the Philippine economy amid persistent global uncertainty and volatility.

First Metro president Jose Patricio Dumlao said, “Amid a challenging global environment, the Philippine economy has demonstrated remarkable resilience. In the first quarter of this year, we achieved robust growth of 6.4%, outperforming our peers in the region. This is a testament to the strength of the country’s macroeconomic fundamentals. We continue to be optimistic and we believe that the GDP will expand by 6.1% this year, as we expect strong domestic demand to remain a key driver of growth. This positive momentum will be supported by prudent fiscal management, heightened infrastructure spending, and enhanced business and consumer confidence.” READ MORE

First Metro affirms the strength of the Philippine economy amid persistent global uncertainty and volatility.

First Metro president Jose Patricio Dumlao said, “Amid a challenging global environment, the Philippine economy has demonstrated remarkable resilience. In the first quarter of this year, we achieved robust growth of 6.4%, outperforming our peers in the region. This is a testament to the strength of the country’s macroeconomic fundamentals. We continue to be optimistic and we believe that the GDP will expand by 6.1% this year, as we expect strong domestic demand to remain a key driver of growth. This positive momentum will be supported by prudent fiscal management, heightened infrastructure spending, and enhanced business and consumer confidence.” READ MORE

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First Metro is named Best Investment Bank
and Best ECM House by FinanceAsia

First Metro is named Best Investment Bank
and Best ECM House by FinanceAsia

First Metro was honored as the Best Investment Bank and Best ECM House 2023 by Hong Kong-based finance publication FinanceAsia.

The awards are not only a reflection of the company’s outstanding performance in 2022-2023, but also a confirmation of First Metro’s unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation in the capital markets. READ MORE

First Metro was honored as the Best Investment Bank and Best ECM House 2023 by Hong Kong-based finance publication FinanceAsia.

The awards are not only a reflection of the company’s outstanding performance in 2022-2023, but also a confirmation of First Metro’s unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation in the capital markets. READ MORE

First Metro celebrates its diamond jubilee

First Metro celebrates its diamond jubilee

First Metro recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in the history of the Philippine capital markets.

To commemorate this historic occasion, the company hosted a simple event for its clients and partners who have been an integral part of its remarkable journey. During the event, First Metro expressed its appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering trust and support over the years.

In his message, First Metro president Jose Patricio Dumlao, paid homage to the legacy of the company’s founder, Dr. George S.K. Ty. He also acknowledged First Metro’s visionary leaders, past and present; its principals; its parent bank, Metrobank; its board of directors and employees for their significant contribution in the company’s growth and success.

“As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, we will continue to embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead with the same unwavering determination that has brought us this far. We remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and respect, as these values are the pillars upon which our success is built. May the next 60 years be filled with even more significant achievements, boundless possibilities, and a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations,” Mr. Dumlao said.

First Metro recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in the history of the Philippine capital markets.

To commemorate this historic occasion, the company hosted a simple event for its clients and partners who have been an integral part of its remarkable journey. During the event, First Metro expressed its appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering trust and support over the years.

In his message, First Metro president Jose Patricio Dumlao, paid homage to the legacy of the company’s founder, Dr. George S.K. Ty. He also acknowledged First Metro’s visionary leaders, past and present; its principals; its parent bank, Metrobank; its board of directors and employees for their significant contribution in the company’s growth and success.

“As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, we will continue to embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead with the same unwavering determination that has brought us this far. We remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and respect, as these values are the pillars upon which our success is built. May the next 60 years be filled with even more significant achievements, boundless possibilities, and a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations,” Mr. Dumlao said.

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AROUND THE METRO

AROUND THE METRO

ICYMI: The Trading Room with
Mr. Francisco Sebastian

ICYMI: The Trading Room with Mr. Francisco Sebastian

To commemorate First Metro’s 60th anniversary milestone, we are delighted to present a special episode of The Trading Room, featuring our very own Mr. Francisco Sebastian. Mr. Sebastian served as First Metro president from 1997 to 2011 and as chairman from 2011 to 2022. He is currently a senior adviser to the board of First Metro.

Take a peek at our insightful and engaging conversation with the man who made an indelible mark on the company’s growth and success, accessible through First Metro’s social media pages.

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To commemorate First Metro’s 60th anniversary milestone, we are delighted to present a special episode of The Trading Room, featuring our very own Mr. Francisco Sebastian. Mr. Sebastian served as First Metro president from 1997 to 2011 and as chairman from 2011 to 2022. He is currently a senior adviser to the board of First Metro.

Take a peek at our insightful and engaging conversation with the man who made an indelible mark on the company’s growth and success, accessible through First Metro’s social media pages.

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First Metro Securities wins Philippines’ Best Online Trading Platform
and Best Online Broker for the sixth time

First Metro Securities wins Philippines’ Best Online Trading Platform
and Best Online Broker for the sixth time

Leading securities brokerage First Metro Securities has once again made waves at the prestigious International Finance Awards 2023, winning Best Online Trading Platform and Best Online Broker for the sixth consecutive year. This achievement is a testament to the company’s commitment to making investing a positive and rewarding experience through its advanced and user-friendly trading platforms.

FundsMart, the funds supermarket powered by First Metro Securities, was highlighted during the evaluation, as it demonstrates the company’s advocacy to making investments accessible to every Filipino. With just P1,000, anyone can start investing in both peso- and dollar-denominated mutual funds and Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs). No matter the person’s risk appetite – whether it’s low, medium, or high – there’s a fund suitable for everyone.

“We are honored and humbled to receive these awards for the sixth year in a row. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to inspire Filipinos to take the crucial first steps towards financial freedom. It also inspires us to continue innovating and raising the bar for online trading,”  said Gonzalo Ordoñez, president of First Metro Securities.

Leading securities brokerage First Metro Securities has once again made waves at the prestigious International Finance Awards 2023, winning Best Online Trading Platform and Best Online Broker for the sixth consecutive year. This achievement is a testament to the company’s commitment to making investing a positive and rewarding experience through its advanced and user-friendly trading platforms.

FundsMart, the funds supermarket powered by First Metro Securities, was highlighted during the evaluation, as it demonstrates the company’s advocacy to making investments accessible to every Filipino. With just P1,000, anyone can start investing in both peso- and dollar-denominated mutual funds and Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs). No matter the person’s risk appetite – whether it’s low, medium, or high – there’s a fund suitable for everyone.

“We are honored and humbled to receive these awards for the sixth year in a row. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to inspire Filipinos to take the crucial first steps towards financial freedom. It also inspires us to continue innovating and raising the bar for online trading,”  said Gonzalo Ordoñez, president of First Metro Securities.

Experience simplicity and power with
FirstMetroSec PRO’s New Charting Tool

Experience simplicity and power with
FirstMetroSec PRO’s New Charting Tool

In today’s fast-paced trading world, FirstMetroSec understands that simplicity is the key to success. Even in fields brimming with highly capable minds, complex doesn’t always mean better. That’s why FirstMetroSec is dedicated to making trading easier for everyone.

Introducing FirstMetroSec PRO’s New Charting Tool, a cutting-edge solution meticulously designed to simplify your trading experience and provide you with more time to excel in other areas of life.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KEY FEATURES OF FIRSTMETROSEC PRO’S NEW CHARTING TOOL

In today’s fast-paced trading world, FirstMetroSec understands that simplicity is the key to success. Even in fields brimming with highly capable minds, complex doesn’t always mean better. That’s why FirstMetroSec is dedicated to making trading easier for everyone.

Introducing FirstMetroSec PRO’s New Charting Tool, a cutting-edge solution meticulously designed to simplify your trading experience and provide you with more time to excel in other areas of life.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KEY FEATURES OF FIRSTMETROSEC PRO’S NEW CHARTING TOOL

FAMI treats moms and dads

FAMI treats moms and dads

FAMI celebrated the moms and mother-figures in a three-part webinar about the financial preparations of moms. The series focused on the different phases of motherhood—from being soon-to-be moms, to being moms of babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults, to being retired moms. The discussions centered on the physical, emotional and financial preparations of moms, including budgeting tips.

FAMI also treated the dads and father-figures in a two-part webinar about financial wellness and freedom. Part one of the series focused on how parents can integrate practical financial topics to teach their children of any age. The second part focused on giving financial advice for new dads including providing for their family, reducing unwanted debts and building their own retirement fund through buckets of different types of assets.

FAMI celebrated the moms and mother-figures in a three-part webinar about the financial preparations of moms. The series focused on the different phases of motherhood—from being soon-to-be moms, to being moms of babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults, to being retired moms. The discussions centered on the physical, emotional and financial preparations of moms, including budgeting tips.

FAMI also treated the dads and father-figures in a two-part webinar about financial wellness and freedom. Part one of the series focused on how parents can integrate practical financial topics to teach their children of any age. The second part focused on giving financial advice for new dads including providing for their family, reducing unwanted debts and building their own retirement fund through buckets of different types of assets.

FIRST METRO IN ACTION

FIRST METRO IN ACTION

First Metro’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
July 5, 2023 | Manila Polo Club

First Metro’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
July 5, 2023 | Manila Polo Club

CAPITAL NOTES is the official newsletter of First Metro Investment Corporation published quarterly.

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45th Floor, GT Tower International, Ayala Ave. cor. H.V. dela Costa St., Makati City
Tel: (02) 8858 7900 | Fax: (02) 8840 3706
Email: corpcom@firstmetro.com.ph

We want to hear from you. Please let us know your comments or concerns.
Tel: (02) 8511 0795 | Mobile: (0998) 846 8599
Email: customercare@firstmetro.com.ph

You may also contact BSP Financial Consumer Protection Department.
Tel: (02) 8708 7087
Email: consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph

CAPITAL NOTES is the official newsletter of First Metro Investment Corporation published quarterly.

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45th Floor, GT Tower International, Ayala Ave. cor. H.V. dela Costa St., Makati City
Tel: (02) 8858 7900 | Fax: (02) 8840 3706
Email: corpcom@firstmetro.com.ph

We want to hear from you. Please let us know your comments or concerns.
Tel: (02) 8511 0795 | Mobile: (0998) 846 8599
Email: customercare@firstmetro.com.ph

You may also contact BSP Financial Consumer Protection Department.
Tel: (02) 8708 7087
Email: consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph