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 CFA Society Pakistan Awards

Muhammad Asim, CFA, Volunteer of the Year Award: APAC Region - July 2020

President of CFA Society Pakistan, Muhammad Asim, CFA made us all proud by winning the Volunteer of the Year Award: APAC Region by CFA Institute. Asim has been volunteering for CFA Society Pakistan devotedly since 2010 and we highly appreciate his commitment, leadership and enthusiasm to positively impact the strategic goals of the Society.

Most Improved Membership Retention - September 2019, Indonesia  

CFA Society Pakistan was recognized by the CFA Institute as the Society with ''Most Improved Membership Retention'' amongst all Asia-Pacific Societies at the CFA Institute Society Leadership Conference in Bali, Indonesia. This award goes out to all our members who have made this achievement possible!

Mohammad Shoaib, CFA, Volunteer of the Year: Lifetime Achievement Award – May 2019, London

Board Member of CFA Society Pakistan, Mohammad Shoaib, CFA made us all proud by winning the Volunteer of the Year: Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Global CFA Society Leadership Conference held in London, England by the CFA Institute. 


Mohammad Shoaib, CFA is the founder of CFA Society Pakistan and has been volunteering for the Society devotedly since its inception in 2002. CFA Society Pakistan highly appreciates his contribution and is proud of his services to the member body. 


Most Outstanding Society (200 - 399 Members) Award – May 2017, Philadelphia

CFA Society Pakistan is awarded Most Outstanding Society (200 - 399 Members) in recognition of exceptional across the board performance in all areas of CFA Institute strategic actions and organizational goals. The award was formally presented during the 'Society Leaders Conference' ('SLC') held in Philadelphia, United States of America in May 2017 in a gathering of society leaders from all over the world.

Research Foundation Award - 2015

From amongst 146 competing societies, CFA Society Pakistan was the winner of the CFA Institute Research Foundation Award in 2015 recognizing the work and dedication shown by the Society in its outreach activities to promote research activities locally.

"The Society Excellence Awards program gives CFA Institute the opportunity to recognize the hard work and commitment that our global network of societies demonstrates." Noted Emily Dunbar, Head, Global Society Relations.

Ashraf Bava, CFA, Volunteer of the Year Award - 2015

We are pleased to announce that Ashraf Bava, CFA – President, CFA Society Pakistan won the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2015 at CFA Society Leadership Conference held in Hong Kong. CFA Institute is noted:  "You have made an unforgettable contribution in the areas of leadership, motivation of your peers, innovation…"

Further, the panel of judges noted: "Mr. Ashraf Bava has been associated with the CFA Society since its inception in 2002 in various roles and is currently serving as President of CFA Society Pakistan. Ashraf pushed CFA Society Pakistan to go from an events-only based organization to one focused on advocacy and regulation. Ashraf has done excellent in volunteer management and ensuring the Society is once again in compliance with governance requirements in the jurisdiction."

The Most Outstanding Society by Size Award - 2014

CFA Society Pakistan received the Most Outstanding Society Award (200-399 Members) in 2014!

CFA Institute acknowledged that "This year the society has increased its outreach to members, employers, candidates and universities through tangible relationships and technology. The success of their efforts can be quantified through recognition in the media and a huge increase in CE hours. Their advocacy efforts received remarkable recognition from the Director of the Karachi Stock Exchange. The judges noted that the society's multiple directions of activity are well rounded and innovative.

CFA Institute thrives on the work your society done to help lead the investment profession globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. "

Research Foundation Award - 2013

The Research Foundation Award was received by CFA Society in 2013 due to its outreach activities locally in promoting research conducted by CFA Institute as well as promoting research efforts locally.

Innovation Award - 2009

From amongst 136 competing societies, CFA Society Pakistan was the winner of the CFA Institute Innovation Award in 2009. The award was conferred on account of CFA Society Pakistan's initiative of using CNBC Channel to promote CFA Program by inviting successful charterholder to CNBC Power Lunch program.

Planning Award - 2008

From amongst 132 competing societies, CFA Society Pakistan was the winner of the CFA Institute Planning Award in 2008; the only non-North American society to have won an award amongst the four categories of Planning, Collaboration, Innovation, and Rehabilitation. The award was conferred on account of CFA Society Pakistan's Strategic Planning. 

"The results are truly visible, as identifying issues within a society and findng proactive solutions is not small feat. Pakistan Society's award winning efforts are shining example of leadership, where their work help lead the investment profession globally by setting highest standards of education, integrity, and professional excellence. "

Mohammad Shoaib, CFA as President's Council Representative - 2008

CFA Society Pakistan takes great pride in announcing that the founding President of the society, Mohammad Shoaib, CFA has been elected as CFA Institute Presidents' Council Representative (PCR) for the Asia Pacific region for the term 2008-2010. The Asia Pacific PCR will represent 15 CFA societies across 14 countries in the Asian and Australian continents: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand. It is indeed a great honour for CFA Society Pakistan. Amongst other, PCR will serve the interests of Member Societies and their members, and may include improvements in programming, membership, outreach, communication, and other opportunities for enhanced society and member services.

CFA Society Pakistan as GIPS Country Sponsor - 2007

In its recent meeting in Hong Kong, the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) Executive Committee voted to acknowledge CFA Society Pakistan as an official sponsor of the Global Investment Performance Standards, or GIPS® standards, for the Pakistan market. The GIPS standards are well-recognized with high compliance levels amongst key financial centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. Global standardization of investment performance reporting gives investors around the world the additional transparency they need to compare investment managers and allows managers to compete for new business in foreign markets

Innovation Award - 2006

From amongst 132 competing societies, CFA Society Pakistan was the winner of the CFA Institute Innovation Award in 2006; the only non-North American society to have won an award amongst the four categories of Planning, Collaboration, Innovation, and Rehabilitation. The award was conferred on account of CFAAP's Annual Excellence Awards program, aimed at promoting global best practices amongst investment practitioners. The Annual Excellence Awards are the first of its kind initiative taken by any society of CFA Institute. 

"Most Influential" Award for CFA Society Pakistan President - 2006

CFA Society Pakistan also had the honor of being the only non-North American society whose President, Mohammad Shoaib, has been recognized as "Most Influential" member by CFA Institute Magazine in 2006. CFA Society Pakistan was also widely applauded by CFA Centre for Financial Market Integrity for the initiatives taken by the society leadership in the area of advocacy.