Metrobank tapped as one of Pag-IBIG’s fund managers

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) is chosen as one of theLocal Equity Fund Managers (LEFM) of Pag-IBIG Fund.

As part of the government’s efforts to diversify its investment portfolio, Pag-IBIGFund announced last year that they will be looking for LEFMs.

According to Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti, Pag-IBIG will invest a total of PhP 5 billion in local equities, broken down into five PhP 1 billion lots.

“Pag-IBIG Fund continues to grow, breaking performance records year after year.In 2018, our total assets breached the P500 billion mark for the first time. We owe it to the 14 million Pag-IBIG Fund members who trust us to manage and grow their savings. Thus, we are tapping Metrobank’s expertise, sound policies, and effective fund management strategies to manage part of our equity fund to help us sustain the Fund’s growth that will redound to the benefit of our members,” Moti said.

Pag-IBIG Fund officers in the attached photo (L-R): Marilene C. Acosta-Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Home Lending Operations Cluster), Alexander Hilario G. Aguilar (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member Services Cluster), Reynaldo M. Malaya (Officer-In-Charge, Financial Services Sector and Vice President, Fund Management Group), Atty. Robert John S. Cosico (Officer-In-Charge, Support Services Cluster; and Chief Legal Counsel), Acmad Rizaldy P. Moti (Chief Executive Officer), Leandro Antonio G. Santillan (Head, Trust Banking Group, MBTC), Ma. Jizzelle Lee M. Beltran (Head, Trust Sales & Marketing Division, MBTC), and Mitzi A. Robles (Head, Trust Sales South Metro Manila Department, MBTC).

Metrobank, along with four other LEFMs who participated in the bid, secured one of the five lots.

“We are privileged to work with Pag-IBIG Fund in their first foray into the stock market,” said Metrobank Senior Vice President andHead of Trust Banking Group, Dondi Santillan.

“Our over six decades of banking and investment experience, along with our award-winning fund managers, ensures that the investment is in good hands,” he continued.

Pag-IBIG Fund remains as one of the strongest government institutions today with P533.72 billion in total assets as of December 2018.

About Metrobank

Metrobank is the country’s premier universal bank and has one of the largest domestic networks with over 950 branches and over 2,300 automated teller machines (ATMs) nationwide, and 32 foreign branches, subsidiaries and representative offices. For inquiries, please contact Corporate Communication Department at 857-5526, or Investor Relations Department at 857-9783 and investor.relations@metrobank.com.ph. Or call the Metrobank 24/7 Customer Hotline at 8700-700, or log on towww.metrobank.com.ph. For provincial areas, call toll-free 1-800-1888-5775.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.