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 16th Annual Excellence Awards

​16th Annual Excellence Awards 

Date: 13th September 2019
Venue: Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi

CFA Society Pakistan hosted the prestigious Annual Excellence Awards in Karachi for the 16th time this year. Through these awards, we recognize the outstanding performance of financial institutions, corporates and professionals during the past one year. Honorable Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir graced the event as the Chief Guest and presented awards to the winners. His keynote address covered the current state and future prospects of the economy. The audience appreciated the Q&A session moderated by Muhammad Asim, CFA, President, CFA Society Pakistan in which many pressing questions were answered. 

The new critics award category of ‘Best Research Report for the Year’ was introduced this year and resulted in much engagement and appreciation from the participants.

Here is the list of Award Winners.

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Complete album of the event is available here.

Video of the event is available here.

 15th Annual Excellence Awards

15th Annual Excellence Awards

Date: August 29, 2018           

Venue: Global Marquee, Karachi

CFA Society Pakistan hosted its flagship event , the Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony on 29th August 2018 at Global Marquee, Karachi. As always the evening was graced by luminaries and senior professionals from the industry. We were honoured to host Dr. Ishrat Husain, Advisor to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity who gave the Keynote Address for the event. Dr. Husain shared valuable insights on issues raised in his book "Governing the Ungovernable". He also graciously autographed the books during the book signing ceremony.

Mr. Nick Pollard, Managing Director, CFA Institute, Asia Pacific and Mr. Thomas Ma, CFA, CPA, FRM, Director, Government and Regulator Relations, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute, also graced the ceremony. 

View the Awards list here.

View the Awards Photos by CFA Society Pakistan


 14th Annual Excellence Awards

14th Annual Excellence Awards

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2017

Venue: Pearl Continental Marquee, Karachi

The Awards recognized the outstanding performance of financial institutions and professionals in 2016 in different categories. A notable addition to the awards was 'Recognizing Gender Diversity at Workplace' which was an inclusive award for the whole of corporate sector. We also introduced CFA Institute Asia Pacific Research Exchange to the audience which is a research portal focusing on the APAC region. 

We were honoured by the enthusiastic participation of award contenders. Mr. Jameel Ahmed, Deputy Governor State Bank of Pakistan, graced the event with his presence as Chief Guest. Last year, the guests were requested to five their forecasts for FY2017 for specified variables by filling out a form including inflation, reserves etc. The winner for this interesting activity was also announced during the ceremony.

View the Awards list here.

View the event pics at 14 Annual Excellence Awards by CFA Society Pakistan

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 13th Annual Excellence Awards

 13th Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony

Date & Time:      Oct 03 2016 at 6.45 p.m.
Venue:                Pearl Continental Marquee

CFA Society Pakistan held its premier event "13th Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony" on October 03, 2016 which recognized the excellence achieved by financial institutions and professionals in 2015 in different categories. View the Event Pics

We were honored to host Mr. Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq Hijazi, Chairman SECP and Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh as Chief Guests to the event who handed out the awards to the proud recipients. Their insights on industry developments, their personal experiences and words of encouragement to the audience in general and winners in particular served to build up the evening's anticipation at the right note.

The presence of many eminent personalities including Chief Executives / Managing Directors of our prestigious institutions made the event a huge success and truly celebrated the achievements of the industry. This time, an enticing feature was added and the guests were requested to give their forecasts for specified variables by filling out a form for the year 2017 including inflation, reserves etc. The most accurate forecast will be announced in the next year's Excellence Awards ceremony.


Advisory Board Members Recognition Awards

Mr. Ruhail Mohammad CFA                 CEO Engro Fertilizers Limited

Mr. Muhammad Sajid CFA                   CEO Core Advisors

 

Banking Awards                                                                  

Best Bank of the year 2015 - Small Size Banks          Citibank NA Pakistan

Best Bank of the year 2015 - Mid Size Banks             Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited        

Best Bank of the year 2015 - Large Size Banks          United Bank Limited  

Best Islamic Bank of the year 2015                              Meezan Bank Ltd        

Best Islamic Window of the year 2015                         HBL Islamic Banking    

Most Stable Bank of the year 2015                              MCB Bank Limited      

 

Corporate Finance Awards

Transaction of the year 2015 for IPO of Dolmen City

(South Asia's first ever RIET listing) REIT by AHL                                                  Arif Habib limited   

Best Corporate Finance House of the year (Fixed Income) 2015                          Habib Bank Limited

Best Corporate Finance House of the year (Equity & Advisory) - Banks 2015       Habib Bank Limited

Best Corporate Finance House (Equity & Advisory)- Security Firms 2015             Arif Habib limited    

 

Investor Relations Awards

Listed Company with the Best Investor Relations 2015    Bank Alfalah Limited      

 

Brokerage Awards                                                                                                                  

Best Brokerage House of the year 2015                    Topline Securities Pvt Limited    

Best Research Analyst of the year 2015                     Raza Jafri, CFA / Intermarket Securities 

Best Trader of the year 2015                                       Khalilullah Usmani / JS Global Capital       

 12th Annual Excellence Awards

 

12th ANNUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

CFA Society Pakistan organized the 12th Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony recognizing the industry's performance in 2014 followed by a dinner and a Mushaira on September 19, 2015 at DHA Golf Club.

The presence of Mr. Mohammad Zubair, Minister of State/Chairman Privatization, as Chief Guest and his insights were appreciated by everyone at the event. Mr. Zubair presented the Banking, Corporates and Brokerage Awards according to the expert decision made by the senior panel of judges.

Flair was added to the event when Mr. Anwar Maqsood, along with his team, entertained the gathering with their 'Loose Mushaira and enthralled the audience with their entertaining skills.

We would like to convey our special thanks to Mr. Mohammad Zubair for taking out his precious time for our Society and a very warm congratulations to all the winners who made it big at the awards. ​

Commercial Banking Awards

Small Size Banks of the year- Citibank NA Pakistan

Medium Size Banks of the year - Habib Metropolitan Bank Ltd.

Large Size Banks of the year - Allied Bank Ltd.

Most Stable Bank of the year - MCB Bank Ltd.

Best Islamic Bank of the year - Meezan Bank Ltd.

Best Islamic Window of the year - HBL Islamic Banking

 

Corporate Finance House of the Year Awards

Corporate Finance House of the year (Fixed Income) - Meezan Bank Ltd.

Corporate Finance House of the year (Offshore/Financing) - Deutsche Bank Ltd.

Corporate Finance House of the year (Project Financing) - Habib Bank Ltd.

Corporate Finance House of the year (Equity & Advisory) - Allied Bank Ltd.

Corporate Finance House (Equity & Advisory)- Security Firms - Arif Habib Ltd.

Transaction of the year 2014 - Habib Bank Ltd. for PKR 6bn Listed, Rated Retail Sukuk Issue by K-Electric (AZM Certificates)

 

Brokerage House Awards

Listed Company With the Best Investor Relations - Bank Alfalah Ltd.

Best Brokerage House of the Year -  KASB Securities Ltd

Best Research Analyst of the Year - Taha Khan Javed, CFA - Head of Research at Elixir Securities Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

Best Trader of the Year - Sheikh Zia - Head of Sales at AKD Securities Ltd.

 

Volunteer of the year 2015

Aisha Kudiya, CFA - Client segment Manager, Sadiq Deposit at Standard Chartered Bank

Manal Iqbal, CFA - Deputy Head of Research at Elixir Securities Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.