In 2008, the sky fell, global markets collapsed, and a financial tsunami wiped out age-old institutions. The Philippine economy held its own and demonstrated its resilience in 2009.
However and whichever way the markets move, investors can turn to First Metro Investment Corporation as their guiding light. The wholly owned investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group has proven rocksteady in its role in developing the country’s capital markets. It now ranks among the best private companies in the ASEAN region.
In its 2009 annual report, First Metro tells its story as a prime mover. The image of a flight announcement board was used to provide a snapshot of the outstanding deals First Metro managed in 2009 for firms that came “on board” by entrusting their funding needs with the leading Philippine investment bank.