First Metro Investment Corporation is the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, one of the largest financial conglomerates in the country, we have over fifty years of service in developing the capital markets.
With assets of P71.57 billion and stockholders' equity of P18.57 billion, First Metro is the biggest investment bank in the Philipines. First Metro and our subsidiaries offer a wide range of services, from debt and equity underwriting to loan syndication, project finance, financial advisory, investment advisory, government securities and corporate debt trading, equity brokering, online trading, asset management, and research. We have established ourselves as a leading investment bank with key strengths in origination, structuring, and execution.
As prime mover in the Philippine capital markets, First Metro continues to solidify our commanding position by successfully participating in 88% of the total publicly listed capital markets transactions in 2015, raising P399.14 billion for the state and our corporate partners. We have dominated the domestic bond market, engaging in 93% of total bond issues for the year, proof of our leadership, innovation, and service excellence.
In 2016 and 2015 First Metro was declared the Philippines Best Investment bank by Global Finance and Euromoney, respectively. In 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014 First Metro was named Best Bond House in the Philippines by FinanceAsia. The Asset Magazine of Hong Kong has accorded the company the same distinction for seven straight years since 2009. In 2012we were recognized by FinanceAsia as the Best Equity House in the Philippines and in 2013 one of the Top 10 Best Managed Companies in the country. New York-based management consulting firm Stern Stewart & Co., in its Relative Wealth Added Index, ranked First Metro among the Top 11 Philippine companies and among the 100 best in ASEAN in 2009.
After our long and stellar history, First Metro has become the investment bank of choice in the Philippines. We now set our sights on making a name for ourselves on the regional stage.