PDS Market Community Celebrates the 2018 PDS Annual Awards NightPosted on: March 16, 2018
15 March 2018, Makati City, Philippines– The PDS Group staged the 2018 Annual Awards Night, its biggest event of the year, gathering market participants and stakeholders across different sectors of the financial market to bask the achievements of the capital market community.
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Bank Category) and BPI Capital Corporation (Investment House Category) continued their winning streak for four and three years respectively, as the Best Securities House for 2017. The Cesar E.A. Virata Award – Best Securities House is given to the Trading Participant that has focused on fixed-income securities business as evidenced by its exceptional performance in trading, distribution and settlement activities for the year.
Out of the 22 awards given that night, two were new awards under the Corporate Issuer Category. One was the Issuer of the Year Award bagged by Ayala Land for being the Pioneer Issuer in the Enrolled Securities Program and the most active issuer in terms of the number of listings in 2017.New special citations were awarded to China Bank Capital and BDO Capital as Underwriters and Bookrunners who participated in the Pilot Issuance and the First Official Issuance under the approved Enrolled Securities Program.
The event was graced by the capital market regulators including Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Assistant Governor Restituto C. Cruz, Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Ephyro Luis B. Amatong, and National Deputy Treasurer Sharon P. Almanza. Also present were BSP Former Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr., PDS Group Chairman Emeritus Cesar E.A. Virata, and PDS Group Chairman Nestor V. Tan. #