The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in cooperation with the Philippine-based Spanish Commercial Office, recently welcomed participants of the Spanish Trade Mission to Manila. With the thrust of exploring partnerships for sustainable development, the mission opted to carry out a 5-day approachment program with the ADB and to take part in discussions with selected Philippine-based organizations.
First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the Philippines’ largest investment bank and a subsidiary of Metrobank, was among those invited to conduct a brief presentation on investment opportunities in the country. “We value this privilege given by the ADB to share our insights on key development projects in the country, as well as to encourage better business ties between Spain and the Philippines,” said Roberto Juanchito Dispo, FMIC’s Executive Vice President, who also delivered the presentation. Joining Mr. Dispo from FMIC were Augusto M. Cosio Jr., Consultant, Ma. Teresa Perfecto, Manager for Corporate Planning and Corporate Affairs, and Anne Kristine Nilooban, Corporate Affairs Officer.
The session proved to be very successful, as mission participants expressed interest in pursuing further talks with FMIC regarding the possibility of collaborating on key business initiatives to benefit technology and infrastructure projects, among others.
Sponsored and organized by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Embassy of Spain in Manila, the mission is comprised of professionals from notable consultancy, technology, and engineering companies in Spain— Agrupación de Compañías Grupo SCA S.A., Caja Madrid, Edibon International S.A., Eurostudios S.L., Factor N Consultoría Técnica S.L., Idom S.A., Mercados Energéticos S.A., Ros Roca S.A., Sociedad Estatal Española P4R, Socoin Inge. Const. Industrial S.L., Tecnove S.L., Valencianoport Foundation, and Zhong Guo Tai Yang Española S.L.
About First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC)
Founded in 1972, First Metro Investment Corporation (firstmetro.com.ph) is the investment banking arm of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank)— the Philippines’ largest financial conglomerate. With over 100 employees, FMIC provides investment banking services through its six strategic business units: Investment Banking, Treasury, Investment Advisory, Corporate Lending, Strategic Finance and Investments, and Greater China Desk. FMIC holds the distinction of being the sole publicly listed investment house among the member institutions of the Investment House Association of the Philippines (IHAP), and was recently ranked among the Top 50 companies in the Philippines by Stern Stewart & Co.