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First Metro: PH economy recharging for growth

July 13, 2022


First Metro Investment Corporation, expects the Philippine economy to continue to grow this year despite global and domestic challenges.

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First Metro names Caparas as new chairwoman

May 17, 2022


First Metro Investment Corporation announces the appointment of Mary Mylene Caparas as the new chairperson of its board of directors. She is the second woman to be elected to handle the top post effective April 28, 2022.

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First Metro receives highest honor during the 2022 PDS Annual Awards

March 29, 2022


First Metro was awarded the Cesar E.A. Virata Award for Best Securities House (Investment House Category) by the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. Group (PDS Group) in its 2022 PDS Annual Awards. The award, named after former Prime Minister and PDS Group Chairman Emeritus Cesar E.A. Virata, is a testament to the company’s dedication to the fixed-income securities business, evidenced by its exceptional performance in trading, distribution and settlement activities for the year.

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First Metro wins local and international awards

January 17, 2022


First Metro Investment Corporation was recognized by two prestigious institutions, the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP) and Alpha Southeast Asia.

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First Metro: PH economy will be back on track this year

January 11, 2022


First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, expects the prospects of the Philippine economy to be brighter in 2022 after nearly two years of grappling with the pandemic.


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First Metro: PH economy poised to switch from resilience to growth

July 14, 2021


First Metro expects the Philippine economy to switch to the growth phase towards the end of the year.

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Market Moves

May 24, 2021


First Metro Investment Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation and First Metro Asset Management, Inc., has partnered with The Philippine Star in a Features supplement entitled "Market Moves" to bring First Metro Group's latest views about the Philippine capital markets.

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First Metro bags PDS awards

April 23, 2021


For the tenth consecutive year, First Metro 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.

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First Metro: PH economy to turn around from the gloom of 2020

January 14, 2021


First Metro is cautiously optimistic for the recovery of the Philippine economy in 2021.








First Metro bares new business strategy

December 22, 2020


First Metro is embarking on a new business strategy as it adapts to the changing market and business environment.


Del Monte Philippines successfully completes P6.47 billion bond issuance

October 28, 2020


Tapping the Philippine debt capital markets for the first time, Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) successfully raised P6.47billion worth of fixed-rate bonds. DMPI intends to list the bonds in the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corporation on October 30, 2020.


First Metro promotes gender balance in investment banking

October 27, 2020


First Metro was recognized in Asiamoney’s Leaders for Women 2020 survey with women employees accounting for more than half of its total workforce.


Capital markets remain open for fundraising of local companies

September 28, 2020


There is no drought of financing options for the country’s local companies as they can tap other non-bank sources to fulfill their funding requirements during the coronavirus pandemic, according to First Metro.


First Metro: Philippine economy will bounce back strong

August 12, 2020


First Metro is confident the Philippine economy is strong enough to withstand the headwinds brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.


FirstMetroSec sees uptake in online transactions

July 21, 2020


FirstMetroSec reported a significant increase in transactions in their online platform since the country was placed under preventive community quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak in March.

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First Metro officers top regional survey

July 9, 2020


Three officers of First Metro were recognized as among the region's best in Trading and Sales by The Asset in its Asian Local Currency Bond Benchmark Review 2020.


First Metro is named best investment bank in the Philippines

June 9, 2020


First Metro received the Best Investment Bank in the Philippines award from FinanceAsia, a Hong Kong-based financial publishing firm.


First Metro appoints new president

June 1, 2020


First Metro has announced the appointment of Jose Patricio Dumlao as its new president and director.


First Metro goes digital to boost employees' financial (and physiological) wellness

May 27, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people all over the world and has forced organizations to rethink and change the ways in which they operate and do business. Much of this change involves the shift to digital channels as people are forced to work from home. First Metro recognizes this ‘new normal’, with majority of its employees fulfilling office duties in their respective residences.

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FAMI and Grab ink financial literacy partnership

January 29, 2020


FAMI and Grab Philippines, an app-based ride service provider, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to develop and improve the financial literacy of Grab’s Partner-Drivers.

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Consumer spending to drive growth in 2020

January 14, 2020


First Metro expects the Philippine economy to sustain its growth momentum despite rising global uncertainty.