President's Message

George S. Chua

My Dear Friends,

My Dear Friends, It has been a very busy October and November for us at FINEX, an indication of the leading role that we undertake in our profession. Allow me to mention just those where I had played a role in since my last President’s Message. Last September 28, our Media Affairs Committee headed by our Chair Wilma Miranda and Liaison Director and FINEX Foundation Chairman Jimmy Ysmael conducted the standing room only Business Writing Seminar with Manila Times President & CEO, Mr. Dante “Klink”Ang II. I gave the Welcome Remarks to this very interesting topic with our outstanding lecturer which attracted a larger than expected crowd of 28 attendees.


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Franchising as a concept
Mr. Ted Estacio Business Option (Manila Bulletin)
Franchising as a concept

January 10, 2017

By Teodoro P. Estacio

Believe it or not, Filipino brands are now in the global market. Thanks to franchising. It is undeniably a strong vehicle to draw in more inward remittances for the economy and at the same time draw attention to the ingenuity of the Filipino entrepreneur.
Franchising is a multi-peso business in the country covering a wide range of products from – flavored French fries, convenient store, hamburger chain, gas and oil distribution, pharmacy and toiletries, pizza making, Filipino bibingka, water stations, chicken house, bakeshops and donuts, and other known brands.
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Global ending of low interest rates scenario is yet to be written
Mr Billy Cortez Billy Cortez

REPRINTED FROM BUSINESS WORLD JULY 2015 ISSUE.

As the second half of 2016 gets underway, global stocks continue to reach one new high after another and global bonds particularly sovereign bonds are doing better than expected, registering for bond investors record low yields ( bond yields move inversely to bond prices ). At times like this, how do you plan to get a good return while keeping risk at an acceptable limit? What should an investor do while markets soar far into new heights? Recent news from abroad have reported that investors are now more fixated on what could go wrong in their investment portfolio if, say, the Fed would again raise interest rates sooner than expected? Last week, local share prices closed above the 8,000 level for the first time in 15 months. The benchmark Philippine Stock Index (PSEi) advanced 73.92 points to close at 8,030.06. Elsewhere in the Asian region, Asian shares likewise exhibited strong rallies, indicative of positive sentiment to another probable round of monetary easing in Japan that could fuel similar stimulus moves from other major economies; if ever this expectation happens, it will be a significant monetary policy that will help keep yields on bonds near record lows, a major factor in equity investing,

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UPCOMING EVENTS
2017 FINEX Induction Ceremonies and Inaugural Meeting, January 23, 2017 / Makati Shangri-la Hotel

At Makati Shangri-La Hotel from 23 Jan 17 11:45 AM to 23 Jan 17 02:00 PM - By FINEX - General Membership Meeting - Details

ASEAN Economic Integration

The Financial Executives Insitute is the leading organization of CFO's in the Philippines.

The ASEAN Integration Committee leads FINEX's efforts to prepare its members, and member companies to prepare for regional economic integration.

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Prof. Dev’t. Committee Corner
The Professional Development Committee conducts events such as economic briefings, conferences, forums, and symposiums for honing the skills of its members and stakeholders in the finance profession.
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