MAKATI, PHILIPPINES – Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) garnered the prestigious Cesar EA Virata Award – Best Securities House (Bank Category) at the recently concluded 14th Philippine Dealing System (PDS Group) Annual Awards. The Cesar EA Virata Award is the highest honor bestowed by the PDS Group to a fixed-income securities dealer that had exceptional performance in trading, distribution, and settlement activities for the year.
Metrobank has won this award for six consecutive years.
“Being awarded the top prize six times is indeed a great honor. But what makes this award truly special is that it validates our efforts in staying in the market even during the most trying times.” said Metrobank Senior Executive Vice President Fernand Antonio Tansingco, who was in attendance to receive the bank’s many awards.
Apart from the Cesar EA Virata Award, Metrobank also received the following accolades: Top 5 PDDTS-PvP Participants (4th); Top 5 Fixed-Income Cash Settlement Banks (4th); Top Dealing Participant (Corporate Securities); Top 5 Fixed Income Brokering Participants (5th); Top Brokering Participants Retail Transactions; Top Fixed-Income Dealing Participant; and a Special Citation for Pilot Issuance of Bank Issued Bond and Commercial Paper Program.
Above photo: L-R: Metrobank SVP Anton Yap, SEVP Fernand Antonio Tansingco, SVP Jikee Reyes, FVP Kathryn Abes, and FVP Ricardo Pedrosa after a successful award run at the 14th Annual PDS Awards.