WHO WE ARE

FIRST METRO SECURITIES BROKERAGE COPORATION is a stockbrokerage house licensed to trade in the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Established in 1994, we have been a trusted provider of equity brokering services and solutions to individuals, public and private corporations and other financial institutions for over 20 years

Our strong expertise in the stock market is backed by the strength and stability of FIRST METRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, the leading investment bank in the country, and the METROBANK GROUP, one the Philippines' largest financial conglomerate. 

We provide our clients with easy and convenient access to the listed securities in the stock market, either thru our state-of-the-art online trading platforms or with the assistance of our seasoned and knowledgeable equity brokers. 

Our strategic alliances with highly regarded local and international economic and market research providers give our clients access to superior and reliable economic and market information, analysis and recommendation.

We are the market maker and one of the authorized participants of the country’s first and only Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), the FIRST METRO PHILIPPINE EQUITY EXCHANGE TRADED FUND (FMETF), which tracks the performance of the PSE Index. 

FIRST METRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION

FIRST METRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION is the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group. 

With over 50 years of service in the development of the country’s capital markets, First Metro Investment solves its clients’ greatest challenges and meet their most pressing needs. Armed with an in-depth understanding of the domestic capital markets and formidable distribution capabilities, First Metro Investment delivers best-in-class investment banking and financial related services to a diverse client base that includes public and private corporations, other financial institutions, high net-worth individuals and the public sector. 

First Metro Investment and its subsidiaries offer a wide range of services, from debt and equity underwriting, loan syndication, project finance, financial advisory, securitization, investment advisory, government securities and corporate debt trading, equity brokering, asset management, online trading, fund management and research.

First Metro Investment asserts its dominant position in the industry as it continues to take the lion’s share in all transactions in the domestic capital market.

METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY

METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY is a leading financial conglomerate with diversified business portfolio including: investment banking, thrift banking, leasing and financing, bancassurance, and credit cards.  It offers full range banking and other financial products and services, including corporate, commercial and consumer banking, as well as credit card, remittances, leasing, investment banking and trust banking.

Founded in 1962, Metrobank has since become the premier universal bank and among the foremost financial institutions in the Philippines. It has maintained leadership position in various market segments with better client coverage and accessibility.  Metrobank currently spans a consolidated network of over 1,950 ATMs nationwide; over 860 domestic branches; and 31 foreign branches, subsidiaries, and representative offices.

Metrobank’s success lies in its strong franchise and the synergy of the Group. This has been instrumental in promoting our cross-selling efforts and deepening client relationship. 


RISK RATING

Metrobank was upgraded to Investment Grade status by Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) in 2013.  The Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR) was upgraded to Baa3. The credit rating upgrade is viewed as an affirmation and recognition that Metrobank has taken the right strategic path to sustainable growth. This upgrade sets Metrobank at par with the Republic of the Philippines and demonstrates the strength of the Metrobank franchise in the country and reflects its strong correlation to the domestic economy.

At FirstMetroSec, we strive to provide our clients with easy and convenient access to the listed securities in the PSE, coupled with timely and accurate market research, as well as investor education programs. By fulfilling this mission, we hope to provide equal investment opportunities for all Filipinos.

Our office is located at the 18th floor PSBank Center, 777 Paseo de Roxas Ave. corner Sedeño St., Makati City 1226.

Contact Us

Email address: customerservice@firstmetrosec.com.ph
Telephone no: (02) 859-0600
Fax no: (02) 859-0699

WHY US?

We consider the following as our strengths:

AMONG THE MOST EXPERIENCED
Established in 1994, we have been providing expert and professional brokering services and solutions for over 20 years to more than 18,000 retail and institutional customers, both foreign and local. Over the years, we have grown to become one of the largest stockbrokerage houses in the Philippines, ranked 16th out of 135 active trading participants in the PSE in terms of value turnover in 2014. Our experience and size allows us to secure better deals for our clients.

WITH STRATEGIC RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING PROVIDERS
We have strategic research partnerships with DBS Vickers Securities Pte Ltd, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), and Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings Inc.   DBS Vickers is a leading securities and derivatives brokerage firm in Asia, UA&P is one of the top universities in the country with a reputation for highly relevant economic research, and Tokai Tokyo is a Japan-based securities company with a global network linking financial markets in Asia, Europe and the United States. Our strategic alliances enable us to provide our clients with superior and reliable stock research reports and recommendations to help them make wise and profitable investment decisions.

CONVENIENT ONLINE OR BROKER-ASSISTED TRADING
We provide our clients with easy and convenient access to the listed securities in the PSE, either thru our online trading platforms or with the assistance of our experienced brokers.   For those who want to make their own investment decisions, our online trading platforms offer state-of-the-art investment functionalities such as in-depth research analysis, automated charting capabilities, chart pattern recognition and Android and Apple mobile applications. For those who prefer broker assistance, our seasoned brokers provide personalized and expert advice on how to best achieve trading goals.  

AWARD WINNING STANDARDS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
The company has been consistently recognized by the PSE for upholding high standards of corporate governance and for committing to the principles and best practices of governance.  The company was hailed among the 3 Best Large Trading Firms at the 2014 PSE Bell Awards.  Our clients are therefore confident that we conduct our business with the highest level of integrity, accountability, transparency, and professionalism.

TAKING THE LEAD IN PROVIDING INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS
The First Metro Group is constantly seeking new ways to provide greater value to our customers and meet their ever-changing needs.  Launching the country’s first Online Trading App for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices and listing the first ETF in the Philippines - the First Metro Philippine Equity Exchange-Traded Fund, Inc. - are examples of FMIC’s recent market-leading innovations. 

MARKET MAKER FOR COUNTRYS FIRST AND ONLY EXCHANGE TRADED FUND (ETF)
We are the market maker and one of the authorized participants of the country’s first and only ETF – the First Metro Philippine Equity Exchange Traded Fund (FMETF).  FMETF tracks the performance of the PSE Index.  It is listed in the PSE and is traded like any other equity.  By investing in FMETF, investors and fund managers can cost effectively and efficiently gain access to the 30 PSE Index companies without the burden of investing in each of the constituent stocks.  As market maker, FirstMetroSec assures users that they will be able to buy or sell their shares on demand.

BACKED BY THE STRENGTH AND CAPABILITIES OF FMIC AND METROBANK
We are backed by the strength and stability of our parent company, First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the leading investment bank in the country.  FMIC is the investment arm of the Metrobank Group, one of the country’s largest financial conglomerates.  Through our affiliation with FMIC and Metrobank, we are able to offer our clients with comprehensive investment and financial solutions to meet their needs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
  • Over 30 years of extensive international and local banking experience
 
  • President and Director of First Metro Investment Corporation
 
  • Former Head of Treasury and Investment Banking Sector of Land Bank of the Philippines
 
  • Former Consumer Bank Treasurer in Citibank Australia
 
  • Former Country Treasurer in Citibank Vietnam
 
  • Former President and Director of the Money Market Association of the Philippines
 
  • MBM, Asian Institute of Management
 
  • Founding Chairman of Vietnam Bond Market Association
 
  • AB Economics Degree, De La Salle University
 

 
   
RABBONI FRANCIS B. ARJONILLO    
Chairman    
     

MAYO JOSE B. ONGSINGCO
Vice Chairman
 
  • Over 40 years of international and local experience in banking, finance, and insurance
 
  • Adviser to the Board of First Metro Investment Corporation
 
  • Independent Director in Mapfre-Insular Insurance Corporation, OmniPay, Inc., and Keppel Philippines Holdings 
 
  • Trustee in De La Salle College of St. Benilde and Foundation for Carmelite Scholastics
 
  • Former President of The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd
 
  • Former Director and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Union Bank of the Philippines
 
  • Former Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, Asian Hospital, Inc., Keppel Philippines Marine, Subic Shipyards & Engineering, Keppel Philippines Holdings, and Mapfre-Insular Insurance Corporation 
 
  • AB Economics and BSC Accounting, De La Salle University
 
  • Master of National Security Administration, National Defense College of the Philippines
 
  • Master of Business Administration, University of the Philippines
   
   
   
 

 
     
 
  • Over 20 years of management experience in investment trading, risk management, and market analysis
 
  • Former Chief Operating Officer of First Metro Securities
 
  • Oversaw operations and expansion of First Metro Securities as an institutional and online stockbrokerage house
 
  • BS Management, Ateneo de Manila University
   
   
   
   
 




 
GONZALO G. ORDOÑEZ    
President / Director / Nominee    
     
     
 
  • Over 13 years of experience in securities and trading
 
  • President of Pro Oil Corporation, Vice President of Proline Sports Center, Inc., and Pro-Auto Parts Corporation
 
  • Former Research Manager of Pryce Securities
 
  • Former Vice President for Research of Abacus Securities Corporation
 
  • Former Executive Vice President for Research and Director of Securities 2000, Inc.
 
  • BS Management Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University
   
   
   
   
 


 
ERWIN G. TAN    
Independent Director    
     

ATTY. ABELARDO V. CORTEZ
Independent Director
 
  • Over 30 years of experience in the international and local banking industry in treasury, trust, and private banking
 
  • Independent Director for PBC Capital Investment Corporation and First Metro Philippine Equity Exchange-Traded Fund, Inc.
 
  • Director/Trustee of FINEX Foundation
 
  • Former Independent Director of First Metro Investment Corporation
 
  • Former Money Market Head of Rizal Banking Corporation
 
  • Former Financial Institutions Divisions Head of Bank of the Philippine Islands
 
  • Former Treasury Operations Vice President of Bank of the Philippine Islands
 
  • Former Managing Director and CEO of BPI International Finance Ltd. in Hong Kong
 
  • Former Private Banking Group Vice President of Bank of the Philippine Islands
 
  • Former Trust and Investments Director of ATR KimEng Capital Partners, Inc.
 
  • Former Board of First Metro Asset Management, Inc.
 
  • Former President of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX)
 
  • Former Co-chairman of the Philippine Capital Market Development Council
 
  • Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College of Law
   
   

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS AND ASSOCIATED PERSONS

       

MHELVIN F. ABAJON

  CHRISTINE U. CHAN   REUBEN MARK A. ANGELES    
First Vice President   Vice President   Vice President    
Head of Sales   Head of Online Sales   Head - Equity Research    
Certified Securities Representative   Registered Salesman        
             
     
ATTY. NIMFA B. PASTRANA   MARIE ARABELLA D. VERON   JONATHAN T. TABAC   MARIA THERESA I. ABRAHAM
First Vice President   First Vice President   Vice President   Assitant Vice President
Corporate Secretary   Treasurer   Associated Person/ Compliance Officer   Associated Person/ Compliance Officer

LICENSED REPRESENTATIVE

     
JERVIS C. TINIMBANG   MARIE BEL R. PENTINIO   ROGELIO C. DESEO JR.   MICHAEL M. LICHAUCO
Head - Institutional Trading   Dealer - Institutional Trading   Dealer - Institutional Trading   Dealer - Online Sales
Registered Salesman   Registered Salesman   Registered Salesman   Registered Salesman
             
     
VANESSA ELAINE P. GALVEZ   ANDRO L. BELTRAN   ROBERTO MARCO N. SAMSON   JOHN ANTHONY M. BORGA
Head - Product Development   Head - Business Development   Business Development Officer   Business Development Officer
Certified Securities Representative   Certified Securities Representative   Certified Securities Representative   Certified Securities Representative
             
     
ALBERT S. UY   AYRA KATRINA S. TINIMBANG   JOHN GILBERT S. BERNARDO   RHIZZA MAE P. ENCARNACION
Business Development Officer   Customer Support Officer   Customer Support Associate   Customer Support Associate
Certified Securities Representative   Certified Securities Representative   Certified Securities Representative   Certified Securities Representative

SECONDARY LICENSED REPRESENTATIVES