From left to right: Nellie Dagdag, SEC Chairman Emilio B. Aquino, SEC Commissioner Ephyro Luis Amatong
During a ceremony celebrating its 83rd anniversary, the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted awards to institutions supporting the organization in achieving its Super Vision 2025. The vision is for the Philippine SEC to become the premier investor champion and catalyst of a broadened and informed investor-based capital market and business sector in the Philippines, considered among the best in the Southeast Asian region.
This was the first time the Philippine SEC granted these awards, and DTCC was one of only four firms outside of the Philippines that received recognition. Other organizations outside the Philippines that received recognition were the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
From left to right: SEC Commissioner Kelvin Lester K. Lee, SEC Commissioner Ephyro Luis B. Amatong, SEC Chairman Emilio B. Aquino, Kaye Capinpin, Nellie Dagdag, SEC Commissioner Javey Paul D. Francisco, SEC Commissioner Karlo S. Bello
Nellie Dagdag, DTCC Managing Director, Industry Relations—APAC, has a relationship with the Philippine SEC that spans 26 years, as a representative of Andersen Consulting/Accenture and the Philippine DTC from 1993 to 2011, and as a DTCC executive from 2012 onwards. Dagdag received the award on behalf of DTCC.
Jean-Remi Lopez, DTCC Director, Government Relations—APAC, also has a long-standing relationship with the organization, having conducted multiple subject matter expert workshops for the SEC Markets and Securities Regulation Department. He also made arrangements for Rob Palatnick, DTCC Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, and Andrew Douglas, DTCC Managing Director, Government Relations and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s European Trade Repository, to meet with SEC commissioners and officers to discuss fintech and regulation.
With SEC officers (Atty. Emma Valencia, Atty. Armando Pan and Vicente Graciano Felizmenio Jr.), officers of custodian banks (Citi, HSBC, Standard Chartered & Deutsche Bank) and officers of the Philippine securities infrastructure providers (PDEX, PDTC, PSE and SCCP).
With SEC Commissioner Ephyro Luis Amatong (3rd from right), SEC Director Vicente Graciano Felizmenio Jr., Markets & Securities Regulation Department (1st left), and officers of the Philippine securities infrastructure providers (PDEX, PDTC, PSE and SCCP).