First Metro Investment Corporation is the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, one of the largest financial conglomerates in the country.
First Metro is the biggest investment bank in the Philippines with assets of P53.6 billion and stockholders' equity of P14.1 billion as of end-2017. It has over 50 years of experience in developing the country's capital markets.
We offer a wide range of services - from debt and equity underwriting, loan syndication, project finance, and financial advisory, to investment advisory, government securities and corporate debt trading, equity brokering, online trading, asset management, and research.
In 2017, First Metro participated in 67% of the total publicly listed capital transactions in the domestic market, raising P486.3 billion for the public and private sectors. We accounted for 85% of total bond issues for the year, proof of our solid leadership, innovation, and service excellence.
A concrete testament to our industry dominance, we garnered a string of awards and recognitions in 2017. For the third consecutive year, we were named the Philippines' Best Investment Bank and M&A House by Alpha Southeast Asia. In a survey of The Asset Benchmark Research, First Metro ranked second in the Top Investment Houses in Asian Local Currency Bonds, and third in Top Bank in Government Bonds categories. First Metro was also recognized as the Best Advisory House by the Investment House Association of the Philippines.