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Citywire Asia recognizes Metrobank investment exec

Citywire Asia, a Europe-based publication, has recently revealed its Top 25 ASEAN Selectors for 2023, and among the distinguished awardees is John Padilla, head of the Investment Management Division at Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank).

Each year, Citywire identifies the most influential investment professionals in the ASEAN region using a combination of quantitative and qualitative criteria. The winners are selected from industry nominations received by the publication, and Citywire Asia’s editorial team meticulously deliberates and conducts thorough research to ensure that the award is given to those leading investment and product discussions throughout the region.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized among such an esteemed group of investment professionals,” Padilla said. “At Metrobank’s Investment Management Division, we are committed to providing top-notch investment services to our clients, ensuring that their investments are in reliable hands.”

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The Investment Management Division of Metrobank operates under its Trust Banking arm, and this recognition further solidifies its dedication to delivering exceptional service.

Outstanding performance

Metrobank has earned numerous accolades from prestigious institutions for its outstanding performance over the past year. Asiamoney awarded Metrobank the titles of Best Bank for ultra-high-net-worth clients and Best Domestic Private Bank in the Philippines. The bank also received the Best Service Award based on the publication’s Trade Finance Survey. It also received six major awards, including the esteemed Cesar E.A. Virata Award, at the Philippine Dealing System (PDS) Awards Night.

Metrobank was previously recognized by Euromoney and the Banker as the Best Bank in the Philippines for 2022. The Asian Banker also honored it as the Strongest Bank in the Philippines for both 2021 and 2022.

These consistent acknowledgments from reputable financial institutions attest to Metrobank’s commitment to excellence and its unwavering dedication to serving its clients with the highest standards of financial services.