s a leading independent financial services provider in the Philippines, Unicapital’s primary mission is to provide its clients with an innovative, integrated range of products and services through the three companies that comprise the group – Unicapital Inc., Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. and Unicapital Securities, Inc.
The synergy of these companies provides clients with access to a wide array of financial services, including investment banking, financing, and investments in various products including equities and funds. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their financial goals by providing them with the products and services they need with the assurance of customized, tailor-fit quality service, and superior customer experience every step of the way.
Unicapital, Inc.’s history may be traced back to the year 1994, when its founders, MAJALCO, Inc. and GMA Network, Inc., entered into a joint venture to form the investment house that subsequently acquired 100% of Unicapital Finance and Investments, Inc. (UFII), the group’s finance company that has been in existence since 1976.
In 1997, the Company further expanded its services to include equity sales and trading through the formation of a majority-owned subsidiary, Unicapital Securities, Inc. (USI), a securities brokerage house licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a bona-fide member of the Philippine Stock Exchange.
USI was registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and having acquired its membership with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on 28 May 1997, it received its securities broker and dealer license from the SEC on 19 June 1997, and commenced actual trading operations with the PSE on 30 July 1997.
In 2014, having recognized the opportunity of launching an online platform to make trading and easier and more convenient, UTrade was formally launched and continues to grow its client base with the promise of a convenient and reliable online platform, apart from the assurance of exceptional customer service. UTrade provides real-time market information, superior trading tools, and access to a wealth of information to help clients in their stock investing decisions. As an online platform, UTrade focuses on providing its clients with continuous learning and education via regular workshops along with sound stock market investing information and comprehensive research.
The strength of any house lies in its foundation, and Unicapital, Inc. firmly believes in this principle as its owners are recognized and held in high esteem in their respective fields. Its major stockholders are:
Acknowledged as a stable force in the real estate industry, the company has been in existence since the 1960’s with its core business focused on landholdings suitable for commercial property development in the Makati City Central Business District. It also has major shareholder interests in banking and insurance.
GMA Network, Inc.
Recognized as the leading free-to-air media broadcasting company in the Philippines, it is principally engaged in television and radio broadcasting, production of television programs for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses.
Majent Management and Development Corp. and FLG Management and Development Corp.
Majent Management is owned by Menardo R. Jimenez, GMA’s former President and CEO and presently Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Unicapital. The institution has interests in companies engaged in real estate development, banking, manufacturing and trading of abaca pulp sheets, and a retail coffee chain. FLG Management is owned by Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, the present Chief Executive and Chairman of GMA Network. Other than its ownership in GMA Network, FLG Management also has various interests in companies engaged in power generation, real estate development, and legal services through a prestigious law firm.
Naito Securities Co., Ltd.
In 2020, we remain committed to our mission as we forge a partnership with Japanese securities brokerage Naito Securities Co.m Ltd. that will allow us to expand our presence locally and overseas and increase the range of products and services we can provide. Naito Securities was established in 1933 and sharing the same goal, they offer advisory and brokerage services to clients for various assets including Japanese, US, and Chinese equites, mutual funds, and bonds.