Stock Market Investment Advocate,
COL Financial Group, Inc.
Former Country Director of the Institute
of Strategy and Valuation in the Philippines
Jed Velarde is an experienced advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He has strong training and is professionally skilled in public speaking, social media research, management, and people engagement.
He serves as Stock Market Investment Advocate at COL Financial Group, Inc. (formerly CitisecOnline.com, Inc.), the leading online stockbroker in the Philippines with over 200,000 clients. It is the number one stockbroker in the Philippines in terms of number of executed transactions. He started his career in COL Financial in August 2016.
He served as the Country Director of the Institute of Strategy and Valuation (ISV) in the Philippines, which provides practical business education through tie-ups with several local institutions. He represented ISV as the training consultant of COL Financial Group Inc. actively conducting regular seminars on stock market investing among overseas Filipino workers in the Asia-Pacific region.
He was one of the board members of the University of the Philippines DCF Alumni Association (UPDCF) Board of Trustees for over 2 years. There, he actively promoted the organization to all other UPDCF alumni spread all over the world.
He also worked as a Senior Technical Officer at the Center for Quality and Competitiveness at the Development Academy of the Philippines for 1 year. He was part of several training and audit teams in the development of a Quality Management System certifiable to ISO 9001:2008 among public and private sector organizations in the Philippines.
About COL Financial Group, Inc.
COL Financial is a Filipino-owned domestic corporation incorporated with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 1999, which commenced commercial operations on January 1, 2001.
COL Financial was established in 1999 with the vision of allowing a low-cost and easily accessible means to invest in the Philippine Stock Market. Over the years, it has developed a full sweep of services to empower the retail investor. These include real-time quotes, research services and reports, as well as expert-broker support, by providing him the tools to assist him make intelligent decisions. It also allows real-time execution of trades, which is the best practice in the local online trading industry. With its experience in servicing experienced investors looking for more convenient ways of stock trading, COL Financial is well-poised to drive the development of the online trading investor market in confluence with the increased penetration of internet access, broadband services, and an increasingly tech-savvy investing public.
COL Financial offers a host of online trading and information services, among which are:
- Automated order placement and execution via the internet
- Access to live quotes and other market statistics
- Online portfolio tracker
- Research materials and market commentaries
- Price charting program and Ticker system display