I. Ackerman & Co., Inc. is the first American-owned stock brokerage in the Philippines, and one of the most long-standing and reputable firms in the region. 2011 marks our 48th year serving the investing public.
I. Ackerman & Co., Inc. was founded by the late Irving Ackerman, a New Yorker who transplanted himself to the Philippines shortly after world war II. Ackerman went on to become one of the founding members of the Makati Stock Exchange - the predecessor to the Philippine Stock Exchange - in 1963.
I. Ackerman was also the Philippines' first stock columnist and widely quoted in local and international business periodicals. His book, How to Invest and Win in the Philippine Stock Market is still regarded as the definitive text for investing in the Philippine stock market.