Maybank ATR Kim Eng Securities, Inc. (MATRKE Securities) was recognized for excellence in Corporate Governance for the second year in a row by the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) at its 2014 Bell Awards.
The PSE, through the Bell Awards, cites firms which have shown exemplary corporate governance practices while doing business in the Philippines. Trading participants such as MATRKE Securities are evaluated based on their compliance record with market regulations and trading rules, on their effective organizational structure and on sound internal controls.
“We are honored to receive the PSE Bell Award again this year,” said MATRKE Securities chairman and president Lorenzo Roxas. “Our management and operations teams all understand that governance and transparency are not one-time deals but everyday thrusts,” he added.
Trading participants are put through a rigorous 3-phase screening and evaluation process, including an Initial Regulatory Screening, a Regulatory Validation phase and then the selection of finalists and awardees by an independent panel of judges.
The 2014 PSE Bell Awards Panel of Judges was headed by Securities and Exchange Commission chairperson Teresita Herbosa. Comprising the panel were British Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Asif Ahmad, Representative Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur, Capital Markets Integrity Corporation president and chief executive officer Atty. Cornelio Guison, and College of Saint Benilde president and chancellor Brother Dennis Magbanua, FSC.
MATRKE Securities consistently ranks among the top securities firms in the PSE in terms of annual value traded. In its more than 20 years of operations, the firm has been cited for numerous awards by regional and Philippine institutions alike. MATRKE Securities is a six-time Best Broker awardee by FinanceAsia, and was recently named 2014 Best Institutional Broker and Best Retail Broker by Alpha Southeast Asia. It has also received various awards from Asiamoney, The Asset, Fund Managers Association of the Philippines and the PSE.
Its track record and capabilities are backed by the strength of Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank), the largest bank in Malaysia and one of the strongest banks worldwide as ranked by Bloomberg Markets magazine, as well as the expertise of Maybank Kim Eng, one of the region’s leading investment banks and securities brokers.