Joseph Araneta Gamboa

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Joseph Gamboa is the co-chairman of the Finex Annual Conferences for 2020-2021, the chairman of the Finex Business Columns Subcommittee and the director of Noble Asia Industrial Corp. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of these institutions and the BusinessMirror.

Mergers and acquisitions on the rise

BACOLOD CITY—Financial services giant Morgan Stanley predicts that there will be increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the next two years globally. In its “2023 M&A Outlook” published last month, the Manhattan-based multinational investment management firm attributes the acceleration of deal-making to three factors: the growth in the private equity industry; the sophistication of corporate clients; and, the overall strength of corporate earnings.

Financial literacy partnership takes off

THE Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex) has forged an alliance with the ALC Group of Companies for the promotion of financial literacy and inclusion. Citystate Savings Bank (CSBank), a Philippine Stock Exchange-listed company and member of the ALC Group, signed a memorandum of agreement with Finex last month to jumpstart the joint advocacy project. 2022 Finex President Michael Arcatomy H. Guarin and CSBank Executive Vice President Jaime Valentin L. Araneta were the signatories for the two organizations.

Benefits of mixed-use developments

BANGKOK—Changing demographics and an evolving real estate market are creating demand for high-quality, integrated and walkable communities in major urban areas worldwide. The rise of mixed-used developments is most evident in this capital city of Thailand, where its benefits extend far beyond enhancing the social good.

Beyond the crisis

TWENTY policy experts and academicians discussed the current Philippine situation and provide their prognoses in a book titled “Beyond the Crisis: A Strategic Agenda for the Next Administration,” which was launched last week by the Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi).