First Metro Asset Management Inc

GOOD NEWS!!! SAVE & LEARN MONEY MARKET FUND NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

YES! The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved last June 3, 2009 the public offering of the shares of First Metro Save and Learn Money Market Fund. This mutual fund is classified as low risk, and it seeks good returns through Read more

FAMI creates Save-and-Learn blogsite

In order to promote the habit of saving and to help the general public understand important finance and investment terms, instruments, and practices, First Metro Asset Management has launched a user-friendly blogsite: www.save-and-learn.com. Read more

Is a mutual fund right for you?

What is a mutual fund, and why is this an attractive investment?

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What type of mutual fund should you invest in?

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There are several types of mutual funds under FAMI management, that  cater to different financial goals and risk appetites.   To decide what type of mutual fund you should invest in, you have to first decide what you will use the money for, and when you might need to use it,  and how much risk you are willing to take. Read more

WHAT EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MIP

Your company has decided to partner with FAMI and to launch the FAMI Monthly Investment Program (MIP).  You’re interested in finding out more about it — what it’s all about, how it works, and so on.  Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about the MIP.

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How to make your investment

Congratulations!  You have made a wise choice by investing in a FAMI mutual fund.  Read more

How to redeem your investment

Why should you redeem your shares?

As you know, investing in a mutual fund is a wise, long term-investment because among all your other investment options, mutual funds typically produce the best overall long-term gains in your investment.  Read more

First Metro signs joint venture with CEAP and Marist Brothers

Participants to the joint venture signing event.

Participants to the joint venture signing event.

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) signed a joint venture agreement with the Marist Development Foundation and First Metro Investment Corporation to establish First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), as asset management company set up to manage the “Save & Learn Fixed Income Fund” and “Save & Learn Equity Fund”.

The “Save & Learn Fixed Income Fund” and “Save & Learn Equity Fund” are mutual funds that target investors in the education sector, specifically the institutions as well as the constituents under the CEAP umbrella. CEAP is a national association of around 1,200 Catholic schools, colleges and universities of the Philippines. Marist Development Foundation on the other hand is an international Catholic religious congregation with around 5,000 members in more than 70 countries.

First Metro Investment is the investment banking arm of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank), the largest universal bank in the country. It currently supervises the Metro Capital Fund, a common trust fund that has been leading all other equity funds on its year-to-date and 12-month performance. First Metro Investment was recently awarded by Finance Asia as the Best Investment Bank and Best Bond House in the country, having played a major role in eight of the nine fixed income deals executed in the Philippines from July 2004 to June 2005. Some of these deals were Ayala Corporation’s P7 Billion Retail Corporate Bonds, Unilever’s 3 Billion Floating Rate Notes, the P41 Billion Retail Treasury Bonds and Pag-IBIG Fund’s P7 Billion Housing Bonds, among others.

First Metro Investment President Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian said that the name “Save & Learn” demonstrates the alignment of vision by the joint venture partners. It is further envisioned that First Metro Investment and its partners will collaborate to offer financial literacy programs to CEAP’s constituents to promote the values and skills in savings and money management among students, teahers, parents and administrators of CEAP member institutions.

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