First Metro bags PDS awards

April 26, 2021

For the tenth consecutive year, First Metro Investment Corporation won the Top Corporate Securities Market Maker at the PDS Annual Awards. It also ranked among the Top 5 Corporate Issue Managers/Arrangers (Investment House category) and the Top 5 Fixed Income Brokering Participants.

First Metro’s parent bank, Metrobank, won the coveted Cesar E.A. Virata Award for Best Securities House (Bank Category). The Best Securities House award is given to the trading participant that has focused on the fixed-income securities business as evidenced by its exceptional performance in trading, distribution and settlement activities for the year.

In photo during the virtual awards ceremony are (left ot right, from top) SEC chairman Emilio Aquino, PDS Group chairman emeritus Cesar E.A. Virata, PSE president Ramon Monzon, PDEx president and CEO Antonio Nakpil, First Metro trading officer Bernice Joyce Nobleza, Treasury Group head AnnaGraziela Banaad and local markets head David Ignacio Estacio.

The PDS Annual Awards recognizes members of the investment community and market stakeholders that exhibit outstanding performance, leadership, innovation, and contribution to the growth and stability of the domestic capital markets. This year’s awards ceremony was especially memorable as the year set a milestone in both primary and secondary markets activities, reaching P387 billion and P6.13 trillion, respectively.