The Market Call | January 2020

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Macroeconomy GDP growth accelerated to 6.4% in Q4, due to robust government and infrastructure spending and softer inflation. These same factors, along with a low base and positive employment print, should sustain faster growth in 2020. Robust residential and commercial building demand and the various Private-Public Partnership (PPP) projects should also further stoke investment demand. Inflation will likely stay within... Read More

Join First Metro Asset #MyFAMIValentine Promo

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What’s your #MyFAMIValentine story? At First Metro Asset, we are ready to share prizes this season of love. Join our ongoing #MyFAMIValentine Promo on Facebook. MECHANICS: 1. Promo period is from February 8 – February 13, 2020. 2. Participant should like and follow our Facebook page, @FirstMetroAsset 3. Participant should publicly share their love story together with the couple’s photo... Read More

FAMI and Grab ink financial literacy partnership

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First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), the fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment, and Grab Philippines, an app-based ride service provider, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to develop and improve the financial literacy of Grab’s Partner-Drivers. By providing seminars focused on Practical Finance and Investment Literacy, FAMI aims to increase the knowledge of the Partner-Drivers in managing their... Read More

The Market Call | December 2019

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Macroeconomy Recent economic indicators point to a stronger Q4 and on 2020, with positive employment print and poverty data indicating better investment numbers for the last quarter of 2019. Household consumption would still benefit from this, softer inflation (on average) and low interest rates. The National Government (NG) will continue to ramp up infrastructure spending amidst the still-large fiscal space.... Read More

PH’s first and only ETF turns 6

It’s been six remarkable years since First Metro Equity Exchange-Traded Fund (FMETF:PH), the first and only ETF in the Philippines launched. First Metro ETF is part of the list of award-winning funds managed by First Metro Asset Management Inc. (FAMI), fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) under the Metrobank Group. Since its inception on December 2, 2013,... Read More

The Complete Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) for Beginners

Through the years exchange-traded funds or ETF had taken the investing world by storm. Primary reason for this is its unique characteristic which provides investors a new investment vehicle to choose from. But what is “ETF” exactly? And how does it work? Here at First Metro Asset, we’ve gathered information to give you a complete guide to exchange-traded funds (ETF)... Read More

My FAMI Story | Kristine

Kristine Petalcurin has been a Partner of First Metro Asset since 2018. As a Financial Advisor, Kristine’s fulfillment is helping her clients plan for their future and provide them hope that they can change their current financial status. Kristine can’t help but share an unforgettable story of her friend who turned out to be one of her clients. Her friend... Read More