The Financial Markets Group (FMG) is responsible for the distribution and trading of financial instruments such as peso- and dollar-denominated government securities and corporate papers, as well as managing the liquidity requirement of First Metro.
As a quasi-bank licensed institution, First Metro accesses public funds through the issuance of promissory notes. As a Government Securities Eligible Dealer (GSED) authorized by the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr), First Metro is considered one of the most active dealing and brokering participants in the industry.
Driving the success of our underwritten deals is the dynamic synergy between the Investment Banking Group and the Financial Markets Group. First Metro's underwriting strength is complemented by its ability to distribute securities widely.
FMG is also engaged in the trading of fixed income instruments, such as government securities and corporate bonds. As a market maker for most corporate issues, it provides counterparties and clients with active two-way quotes, delivering financial solutions that address their specific funding requirements. It also trades equities for its proprietary portfolio and has a solid track record for its dealing and trading activities. Its brokers are consistently recognized as top salespersons by prestigious publications and organizations.
Foreign Currency-Denominated Instruments