Metrobank sweeps Asset Awards


    Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank) once again received accolades for its excellence in its financial markets business, this time from the The Asset, a well-respected financial publication based in Hong Kong.

    According to The Asset’s Benchmark Research in Asian G3 Bonds for 2020, Metrobank is the Top Investment House in the Philippines.

    This was determined from a poll of the top-rated analysts, economists, strategists, salespeople, and traders in the region as surveyed by the publication.

    In the Asian Currency Bond Benchmark Review, Metrobank ranked as the Top Sellside Institution for Government and Corporate Bonds, and top arranger (Investor’s Choice) for government securities in the Philippine currency market.

    The ranking is determined by the market share in corporate and government bonds and is calculated and is from a detailed questionnaire completed by the leading institutional investors.

    Apart from the award given to the bank as a whole, individual members of the Metrobank Financial Markets Sector were also recognized by the same publication as some of the region’s Best markets professionals: Sales Traders Gabriel Liboro, was rated fourth in Institutional Sales — and Beatrice Yatco-Lopez, was Highly Commended in the same category. From the trading side, Government Securities Trading Head Kathryn Abes was ranked second in PHP Government Securities Proprietary Trading; and Zheng Rong Wu came in third. Miguel Nabor of Credit trading was also recognized as the Most Astute Trader.

    “We would like to thank our customers for recognizing our efforts in the The Asset surveys.

    We take this accolade as an inspiration to work even harder” said Financial Markets Sector Head, Fernand Tansingco.

    “We are committed to the values that Metrobankers are known for, giving the best possible service to our clientsand to creating more meaningful banking experiences for those we serve,” he added.

    As part of the prestigious The Asset Triple A Awards, the annual Asian Local Currency Bond Benchmark Review employs a stringent methodology and a rigorous approach supported by data analytics to name the very best of what various industries have to offer.

    This includes a survey of more than 300 investors in 10 Asian currency bond markets, including the Philippines, to nominate the top analysts, economists or credit strategists in the field of research, sales and trading.

    The Asset Triple A Awards are the industry standard for excellence across various fields, recognizing institutions and individuals who are at the top of their class.