By: Mia Francesca B. Ibarra

To once again commemorate the financial market’s recent developments and accomplishments, PDS Group celebrated its 5th Annual Awards Night last March 2, 2010. The event has been held every year ever since 2005 to honor all the Top Performers in the financial Community.

The event was graced with the presence of a number of top government officials and financial regulators: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr., Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chairperson Fe B. Barin, the Treasurer of the Philippines Roberto B. Tan, and Deputy Treasurer of the Philippines Eduardo s. Mendiola.

As one of the highlights of the event, special recognition was given to Prime Minsiter Cesar EA Virata who was honored for his contributions to the reform of the fixed income market with the birth of the PDS Group. To give tribute to his legacy, “the Best Securities House of the year” was recognized as the Cesar EA Virata Award.This award was given to Security Bank Corporation.

PDS Awards for Top Performers of 2009

I. Cesar E.A. Virata Award (Best Securities House for 2009)

Security Bank Corporation

II. Fixed-Income Government Securities Market Awards

Top 5 Fixed-Income Brokering Participants

1. Security Bank Corporation

2. East West Banking Corporation

3. BPI Capital Corporation

4. Land Bank of the Philippines


Top Brokering Participant Retail Transactions

BPI Capital Corporation

Top 5 Fixed-Income Dealing Participants

1. Security Bank Corporation

2. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company

3. Standard Chartered Bank

4. Bank of the Philippine Islands

5. First Metro Investment Corporation

Top Inter-Dealer Broker for Fixed-Income Securities

Tradition Financial Services Philippines, Inc.

Top Repo Buyer

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company Trust Banking Group

III. Fixed-Income Private Securities Market Awards

Top Brokering Participant for Private Securities

Multinational Investment Bancorporation

Top Dealing Participant for Private Securities

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Issue of the Year

San Miguel Brewery, Inc.

IV. Foreign-Exchange Awards

Top Inter-Dealer Broker Spot Foreign Exchange

Tullett Prebon Philippines, Inc.

Top 5 Spot Foreign Exchange Dealers

1. ING Bank N.V., Manila Branch

2. Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.

3. Security Bank Corporation

4. Standard Chartered Bank

5. Citibank, N.A.

V. Settlement and Custody Awards

Top 5 Depository Brokering Participants

1. ATR KimEng Securities, Inc.

2. First Metro Securities Brokerage Corp.

3. BDO Securities, Inc.

4. BPI Securities Corporation

5. AB Capital Securities, Inc.

Top Custody House

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Top 5 PDDTS/PvP Participants

1. Banco De Oro Unibank, Inc.

2. Citibank, N.A.

3. Bank of the Philippine Islands

4. Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company

5. Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Top Fixed-Income Cash Settlement Bank

Security Bank Corporation

VI. Special Citations

Broker Specialists for All Private Issues

First Corporate Issue Listed Simultaneously on Issue Date

Energy Development (EDC) Corporation

Maiden Bank Issue Listing

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company