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 Knowledge Based Speakers Series

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"


Ease of doing Business and An Attractive Investment Climate ​

Date: April 20, 2017

Venue: Falettis Hotel, Lahore


The session was conducted by Ms. Maleeha Bangash, Managing Director of Investment Climate Reform Unit (ICRU) and Mr. Andrew Procter, Consultant at Investment Climate Reform Unit. Ms. Bangash spoke on the importance Ease of doing business and An attractive investment climate while elaborating the role of ICRU. Mr. Procter shed light on the matter from an international perspective and precedents. The hour long session was organized in Falettis Hotel, Lahore on April 20, 2017.

Investor Awareness Session with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Date: May 22, 2017


Our member Zulfiqar Ali, CFA, ACCA, conducted a the session on Investor Awareness organized by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Islamabad for KPMG employees. The session successfully engaged the audience by providing a comprehensive, step-by- step guide about financial planning process and its benefits. Moreover, Ali explained the risk / return of different asset classes and behavioural biases that influence the investment decisions.

National Savings – Most Misunderstood Organization

Dated: February 06, 2017

A session on "National Savings – Most Misunderstood Organization" was organized on 6 February for members and capital market individuals. Our esteemed speaker Mr. Zafar Masud, Director General, National Savings, Ministry of Finance, spoke in detail about the systems in place and steps to be taken to improve them further. This session was qualified for 1 CE hour for CFA Institute members. This was part of series of sessions being arranged to present members with Continuous education opportunities.

How is Careem translated into reality?

Dated: January 24, 2017

Mr. Junaid Iqbal, MD Careem, spoke about launch and success behind Careem. As a pioneer of e-commerce industry, he has tremendously altered the lifestyle of many individuals here. This session was qualified for 1 CE hour for CFA Institute members.

Islamic Banking- Recent Developments, Growth Opportunities & Challenges

Dated: December 04, 2015

CFA Society Pakistan arranged a Knowledge Based Speaker Session on Islamic Banking- Recent Developments, Growth Opportunities & Challenges. The session was conducted by a notable speaker Mr. Ahmed Siddiqui, EVP Product Development - Meezan Bank Ltd who is also a part of its Sharia Board. The session proved to most interesting and knowledgeable as the speaker also entertained questions from the audience and detailed discussions on the new products / bonds being floated.

Unsecured Loans – Growth, Opportunities & Challenges in Pakistan

Dated: November 10, 2015

This session was conducted in Lahore. Mr. Syed Zaheer Abbas, AGM & Head of Consumer Finance Operation at Bank Alfalah Limited delivered an insight on "Unsecured Loans – Growth, Opportunities & Challenges in Pakistan". The members rated the session to be most informative and interactive.

Public Debt Management - Issues and Opportunities

Dated: October 26, 2015

Mr. Masroor Qureshi was kind enough to spare his valuable time for us. He has over 22 years of banking experience with over 10 years in senior management positions both in private and public sectors in Pakistan specializing in corporate, investment banking, treasury and public debt management. He provided valuable insight and discussed current dynamics related to the topic.

Session on REITs

CFA Society arranged a knowledge based speakers session by engaging Mr. Muhammad Ejaz (Director at Arif Habib Corporation and CEO of Arif Habib Dolmen REIT Management Ltd) who shared his views and insight on "REITS".