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 COUNTRY’S 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.