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 Leadership

The CFA Society Pakistan (Formerly known as CFA Association of Pakistan) is registered with SECP under Section 42 of Companies Ordinance, 1984. The entity is a regular filer of Income Tax Return and operate under defined Memorandum and Articles of Association. Elections will take place every three years according to a recent resolution passed by the Board and in the Annual General Meeting. 

The Board, comprising of seven Directors, is assisted by an Executive Director and three staff members to run the Society Office. Support is also derived from the Asia-Pacific Team of the CFA Institute in Hong Kong SAR, that has strong expertise in branding, technology, memberships, advocacy, research, and development of capital markets etc. Also, active volunteers are the core strength of the Society who help us achieve our goals.

CFA Society Pakistan derives its strength from a core team of dedicated investment professionals who volunteer significant time and energy to support the mission of CFA Society Pakistan. Activities conducted by the Society aim to provide members with opportunities to interact, share ideas, and keep abreast of the new developments in the industry as well as to deliver value to the investment management profession. 

Activities have been more clearly organized along functional lines, in the form of Committees.
 

The 2021 - 2024 elected Board of Directors include the following:​

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Sajjad Anwar, CFA

President and Employer Relations & Career Chair, CFA Society Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer, AWT Investments Limited 

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Mr. Sajjad Anwar holds wide-ranging experience in the financial markets of Pakistan spanning over 20 years that involves Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Investment Advisory, Risk Management, and Finance & Accounts. For the last 14 years, he has been working in the fund management industry. He is currently working with NBP Funds as Chief Investment Officer. As a CIO, he is leading the largest and most qualified investment team in the industry that manages investments of Rs. 180 billion in mutual funds, ETF, VPS, and Investment Advisory portfolios. Prior to joining NBP Funds in 2007, he was associated with Army Welfare Trust (AWT) as Manager Strategic Risk Management. He started his career with Shifa Foundation as an Assistant Manager Finance & Accounts. He was also associated with International Islamic University, Islamabad as a visiting faculty member. Mr. Sajjad Anwar holds MBA in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.

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Muhammad Tahir Saeed, CFA

Vice President and ARX Chair & University Relations Co-Chair,CFA Society Pakistan

Chief Investment Officer, Systems Ventures 

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Mr. Muhammad Tahir Saeed possesses over 8 years of experience in sell-side and buy-side equity research. Currently, he is working as Chief Investment Officer at Systems Ventures Private Limited where his primary role is to fund new start-ups, participating in seed and/or series A/B rounds of funding, originating and leading M&A transactions, managing group investments, and employees’ provident fund. Prior to joining Systems, he was working at ABL Asset Management as a Head of Research since 2017. For a brief period, he also held the portfolio of Risk Management where he was overseeing investment as well as operational risk as Head of Risk Management.

Before ABL AMC, he served as a Deputy Head of Research at Topline Securities Limited. He was overseeing Research services and client relationships, both domestic and international which include client servicing and query response. He also represented his company at international conferences and equity roadshows across global financial centers. Mr. Tahir carries an in-depth understanding of major sectors at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) and was ranked by Asia Money in 2015 as the best ‘Small Caps and Telecommunication Sector Analyst’ in Pakistan. Mr. Tahir graduated with a master’s degree in business economics from the University of the Punjab and is a CFA Charterholder. He is also currently serving as a board member of CFA Society Pakistan.



Syed Raza Jafri, CFA

General Secretary & University Relations Chair, CFA Society Pakistan

Head of Equities, Intermarket Securities Ltd. 

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Raza Jafri is the Head of Equities at Intermarket Securities Ltd (IMS) and possesses about 15 years of experience in sell-side equity research and sales. Other than the Board of the CFA Society Pakistan, he advises the Board of Studies at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM). Prior to joining IMS in 2015, he was Head of Research at AKD Securities Limited.

Raza carries an in-depth understanding of major sectors at the KSE with a specialization in covering Commercial Banks. He was ranked by Bloomberg as among the best banking sector analysts in Pakistan, and has been awarded "Best Analyst" by the CFA Society of Pakistan in 2015 and best "Banks Coverage" in Pakistan by Asia Money in its 2012 Brokers Poll. Raza graduated with a BSc. (Hon) in Finance & Accounting from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Abdul Rehman Tahir, CFA

Treasurer & Membership Chair, CFA Society Pakistan

Fund Manager - Fixed Income, ABL Asset Management Limited

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Mr. Abdul Rehman joined ABL AMC in 2017 and is currently designated as Fund Manager, Fixed Income where he is managing a total AUM of more than PKR 60 Billion. Mr. Abdul Rehman has a total work experience of over ten years that spans across various industries that includes working for a U.S based Hedge Fund with his last assignment as Deputy Manger Treasury at a Public Limited Company with an annual turnover of USD 180 million.

Mr. Abdul Rehman started his career by working as a Trader at Corey Macro, a U.S Based Hedge Fund, and soon was promoted to the position of Research Analyst. He then took a more challenging role as a Business Analyst at DH Fertilizers Limited where he worked on developing comprehensive business plans including detailed financial models for both coal based and LNG based power plants and was handed over an additional responsibility of managing employee funds. His last assignment, before joining ABL AMC, was as Deputy Manager Treasury at Service Industries Limited where he was responsible for managing all banking relationships, hedging currency risk and managing both corporate and employee funds.

Mr. Abdul Rehman has completed his Bsc. (Hons) in Economics and Finance followed by an MBA from Lahore School of Economics and has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program.