The Philippines, 11 March 2014 - MAYBANK ATR KIM ENG SECURITIES INC. (MATRKE Securities) launched today MakeTrade, an online stock trading service that extends the group’s reach to retail investors. MakeTrade, which can be accessed at www.maketrade.com.ph, allows online users to get real-time access to market data and trading capability using its momentum plotting platform called X-Factor.
“Maybank ATR Kim Eng has long been known for its stability, regional strength, and its strong relationships with both corporate and institutional clients,” said MATRKE Securities Chairman and President Lorenzo Roxas. “MakeTrade will allow us to provide retail investors with the same level of insight, skill and service that we do to our corporate and institutional fund clients,” he added.
MakeTrade uses the PSETradex, the online trading platform developed by the Philippine Stock Exchange and shall offer the most advanced online platforms of the PSETradex, namely Xplore and Xpert. Xplore is a browser-based, simple and easy-touse platform for people on the go, while the application-based and professional level Xpert is for more advanced traders. MakeTrade will also be offering an innovative technical charting tool called Xtrack.
Aside from these, MakeTrade empowers investors with helpful tools such as Insight Story, a combination of research reports, market commentary and analysis, and Coaching Sessions, an interactive platform for clients to further expand their knowledge of investing and trading. “MakeTrade is the ideal trading partner for investors of all backgrounds, because the technology and amount of information available elevates them to the next level of trading,” said Roxas.
In a statement, PSE President and Chief Executive Officer Hans Sicat said that, “The Maybank ATR Kim Eng group is a pioneer in supporting the PSETradex internet-based trading platform when we launched this in April last year. We are pleased that investing in the Philippine stock market will be made more accessible to a wider base through one of the top financial institutions in the region.”
Though MATRKE Securities generates most of its business from foreign and domestic institutional funds, it has maintained a domestic retail presence for over 20 years now through its agency force in Manila and its retail branches in Cebu and Davao. This revenue mix has helped MATRKE Securities consistently rank among the top securities firms in the PSE in terms of annual value traded. Through Maketrade, MATRKE Securities will be able to broaden its retail client base and provide existing clients additional platforms to trade.
In its more than 20 years of operations, MATRKE Securities has been cited for numerous awards by regional and Philippine institutions alike. The firm is a six-time Best Broker awardee by FinanceAsia, and was recently named 2013 Best 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 the 13th strongest in the world as ranked by Bloomberg Markets magazine, as well as the expertise of Maybank Kim Eng, one of the region’s leading securities and investment brokers.