Philequity, Abacus, BA Securities bag 2021 awards from Global Banking and Finance Review

Three top stock investment firms – Philequity, Abacus, and BA Securities – were cited among the winners of the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards for 2021.

Philequity Management Inc., led by president Edmundo Marco P. Bunyi Jr., was bestowed the “Decade of Excellence Award” for asset management. Philequity has posted a consistent track record of outstanding returns since it was formed in 1994 by investment guru Wilson Sy of Wealth Securities.

Abacus Securities was named the “Most Innovative Online Broker Philippines” with its online trading platform, MyTrade. Abacus, led by its chairman and president Paul Soo, was formed in December 1991 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 brokerage houses in the country.

BA Securities was judged as “Fastest Growing Securities Brokerage” in the Philippines for 2021.

Led by its president and CEO Bryan Jao Lao Ang, BA rose to the No. 25 spot among 127 trading participants in the Philippine Stock Exchange with total volume of P33 billion in 2020.

The Global Banking and Finance Review Awards were created to recognize companies that reflect innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the financial sector.

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