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BA Securities, Inc. Awarded “The Fastest Growing Securities Brokerage” in the PH 2021

Founded and chaired by multi-awarded Chinoy, Amb. Francis Chua, BA Securities, Inc. together with its President and CEO Mr. Bryan Jao Lao Ang, was judged as “Fastest Growing Securities Brokerage” in the Philippines for 2021 by the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards.

The Global Banking and Finance Review is a United Kingdom-based online and print magazine which has “evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community.” The organization helps provide comprehensive insights in the finance sector which help key players become well-informed and up-to-date on news and information.

The Awards give recognition and acclamation to reputable and deserving companies in the international finance community that reflect innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the financial sector. The Global Banking and Finance Review Awards has been in place since 2011. Since then, the Awards have progressed to include the sectors of Banking, Foreign Exchange, Insurance, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Compliance & Advisory, Corporate Governance, Brokerage & Exchanges, Project Finance, Binary Options, Investment Management, Technology, Asset & Wealth Management, Islamic Finance, Exchange Traded Funds, Real Estate, Corporate Social Responsibility, among other areas.

Prizewinners are chosen based on the highest and most stringent standards and past accomplishments which are thoroughly evaluated by a competent research team. 

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.

Other Philippine companies that have received awards from the Global Banking and Finance Review include Bank of the Philippine Islands, CIMB Bank Philippines, RCBC DiskarTech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Opportunity Kauswagan Bank (OK Bank, Inc.), Philequity Management, Inc., ING Bank Philippines, and Malayan Insurance Co., Inc., among many other prestigious companies.


BA Securities, Inc., operating under the BA Group of Companies, is a leading stock brokerage in the Philippines, focusing on institutional clients and high-net worth individuals in Asia Pacific.

The company provides investors with research and analysis, sales, trade execution and post-trade services to help our clients achieve their financial goals.

More than 30,000 clients — including the Philippines’ largest fund managers, banks, other financial institutions and high-net worth individuals — rely on BA Securities to help manage their investments.

It is the first brokerage to offer PSETradex, the online trading platform of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). BASecOnline was launched in August 2013, allowing investors to trade and monitor their portfolios on the go.

The Company, a member of the PSE, started stock market trading operations in October 1993 and was incorporated in November 1989. It is listed primarily as a broker that handles stocks, bonds, online trading, fund portfolio management and other transactions involving securities. It is also one of the 18 brokers which are eligible to trade dollar denominated securities.

BA Securities and BA Investments are licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker dealer in securities and as an investment house respectively. It is one of the few stock brokers authorized by the Bureau of Treasury to trade Small Denominated Bonds that are listed in the PSE.

The Company is the successor broker of PJB Pacific Securities Philippines, Inc. and Keppel Securities Philippines Inc. (KSPI), which took over Sun Hung Kai Securities (Phil.), Inc. and Amsteel Securities, Inc.

When KSPI ceased operating in 2001, its business was transferred to BA Securities — along with those of Sun Hung Kai and Amsteel Securities.

The value of its annual transactions has been growing from 1994 up to the present, exceeding P67 Qbillion as of end 2015. It ranks among the Top 20 out of more than 180 Trading Participants of the PSE.


Despite the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, BA Securities, Inc. proved resilient and even managed to grow its business, as seen in the stellar increase in its transaction value, client base, and financial position.

This growth is supported by the surge in the number of its active clients, which spiked by 159.75% to reach 2,743 accounts as of August 2021, marking a huge leap from just 1,056 accounts in 2018. Overall, the total number of clients also increased to 43,064 accounts in August 2021 from 41,744 accounts in 2018.

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