Creating Opportunities in the New World
2018 Annual Report
After nearly two years of extraordinary calm, the global and local financial markets were again plunged in a period of turmoil in early 2018. Growing inflationary pressures and their impact on interest rates suddenly reawakened investors who have been lulled into the false sense of security of “cheap money”.
Welcome to this brave “New World” where the rise in volatility has now become part of the normal investment cycle. Against this backdrop, First Metro Investment Corporation continued to demonstrate its leadership and resilience to bounce back from challenging situations and navigate the turbulence. Banking on its more-than half-a-century experience and track record, seeing the Philippine economy through cycles of booms and busts, First Metro relies on its speed, strength, creativity, innovation, and deep understanding of the markets to spot opportunities and create value for its clients, and fulfill its role as the country’s prime mover of capital.