Roberto Juanchito T. Dispo
First Metro Investment Corporation
Mr.Roberto Juanchito T. Dispo is the President of First Metro Investment Corporation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company; Chairman of First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation; and Vice Chairman of First Metro Asset Management Inc.
Prior to joining First Metro 1998, he held various positions in different government offices. His last government post was the Deputy Treasurer of the Philippines. Mr. Dispo was responsible in establishing the Geneva-based World Association of Debt Management Offices (WADMO) under the auspices of the United Nations Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which now has 36 member countries. He is also listed in the Roster of World Experts in Development Management by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) also in Geneva, Switzerland.
About the Company
First Metro Investment Corporation is a leading investment bank in the country with 49 years of service in the development of the Philippine capital markets. First Metro provides investment banking services through its strategic business units: Investment Banking and Strategic Finance, Treasury, and Investment Advisory. With consolidated assets of P80.0 billion as of end-2012, it is the largest investment bank in the country.
As a quasi-bank licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, it can also access funds from the public via the issuance of its own debt instruments. It is likewise an accredited government securities-eligible dealer authorized by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Bureau of the Treasury to trade government securities.