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 Putting Investors First!

CFA Society Pakistan and Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Apr 04, 2016 for joint efforts on Investor Protection. We will be conducting a series of awareness activities via newspapers / media including publishing CFA Institute's 'Statement of Investor Rights' and series of related articles. We will also be conducting a series of three seminars on the topic.

MOU Signing Ceremony Between SECP & CFASP

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Webcast & Career Counseling Session

To leverage the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference held for the first time in the Asia Pacific region. CFA Society Pakistan took the opportunity to conduct several webcast sessions for its members. The event was conducted in collaboration with The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan (MUFAP) and Institute of Business Management (IoBM) and the sessions were open to members/students and employees as well.

The webcast session at IBA and IoBM were followed by a Career Counseling Session for the students.





 CFA Mock Exam- May 2013

Mock exam was held on May 18th 2013 in Karachi and Lahore. More than 200 students appeared for all the 3 levels combined. 


Networking Dinner

A networking dinner was organized by CFA Society Pakistan on March 25th, 2013 for its members simoultaneously in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.


CFA Research Challenge- 2012

CFA Society Pakistan held its 6th CFA Institute Research Challenge on January 30th, 2013. Students from 11 leading business schools participated in the competition. Institute of Business Administration. Students of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) emerged as winners to represent Pakistan at the Asia Pacific Regional Final of the competition which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

This year’s panel of judges for the Pakistan Final comprised Mr. Farid Khan, CFA, Mr. Nadeem Naqvi, Mr. Muhammad Sohail and Dr. Amjad Waheed, CFA and Mr. Arif Habib, Chairman, Fatima Fertilizer Limited graced the occasion as the chief guest.



CFA Charter Award Ceremony 2012 and Career Counseling Session - January 2013


CFA Society Pakistan held its Annual CFA Charter Award Ceremony 2012 in a local hotel in Karachi on January 16th, 2013. Mr. Muhammad Ali, Chairman SECP graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Speaking at the Ceremony Mr Ali congratulated the new CFA Charterholders on earning the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.


MOU Signing Ceremony -  CFA Institute, CFA Society Pakistan and Institute of Capital Markets

The Institute of Capital Markets (ICM), which provides Pakistan’s financial institutions with licensing certification, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with the CFA Institute and CFA Society Pakistan (CFASP), to organize globally-relevant professional education and training programmes that can promote ethical practice in finance. The ceremony was held on January 01st, 2013. 

The MoU was signed by Mr. Muhammad Jawaid Iqbal, CFA – President CFA Society Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Shoaib, CFA- Representative CFA Institute & Syed Javed Hassan, CEO Institute of Pakistan Markets.


Mock Examiations - December 2012

CFA Society Pakistan conducted Mock Examinations for Level I candidates in December 2012, both in Karachi and Lahore. A total of 129 students appeared for the examinations and had a positive feedback about it.




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Best Bank of the year 2011 -
MCB Bank                                  Winner
Habib Bank                                 Runner up


Best Bank of the year 2011 - Medium
Bank Al Habib                             Winner
Soneri Bank                                Runner up


Best Bank of the year 2011 -Small
Deutsche Bank                           Winner


Most Stabe Bank of Year 2011
MCB Bank

Best Islamic Bank of Year 2011
Meezan Bank Limited


Corporate Finance House of the year 2011 - Fixed Income
National Bank of Pakistan             Winner
United Bank Limited                     Runner up


Corporate Finance House of the year 2011 - Equity & Advisory (Banks)
KASB Bank                                 Winner
Allied Bank Limited                       Runner up


Corporate Finance House of the year 2011 - Equity & Advisory (Security Firms)
AKD Securities                             Winner
Arif Habib Limited                         Runner up


Transaction of the Year 2011
Allied Bank Limited                       Kohinoor Interloop Debt Swap

National Bank Pakistan                 Offer of Sale Engro Foods
United Bank Limited                     Offer of Sale Engro Foods


Investor Relation Award of the Year 2011
Engro Corporation                        Winner
MCB Bank                                   Runner up


Best Brokerage House of the Year 2011
KASB Securities                          Winner
AKD Securities                            Runner up


Best Analyst of the Year 2011
Muhammad Fawad Khan               Winner
Ayub Ansari                               Runner up

Best Trader of the Year 2011
Sheikh-Zia-ur-Rehman                 Winner
Mohammad Imran                        Runner up

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CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by CFA Society Pakistan: January 2, 2012

CFA Society Pakistan held its 4th CFA Institute Research Challenge on January 2, 2012. CFA Institute Research Challenge is hosted by CFA Society Pakistan gives students from the Pakistan’s top business schools the opportunity to learn from industry experts and compete with their peers. The challenge teaches participants best practices in equity research through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. This time seven teams comprising of four to five students selected from IBA, SZABIST, NUST, IoBM, Greenwich, PAF-KIET, LSE & FAST -NU participated in this event. The subject company for research this year was Engro Foods.

Institute of Business Managment (IoBM) won the challenge. The finalists will now represent the country at Regional level in Hong Kong in March 2012.


Volunteering to participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge is an excellent opportunity for Members to become actively involved in CFA Society Pakistan activities and give back to their profession and country and CFA Society Pakistan would like to thank all the industry experts who took time out of their busy schedules to make CFA Institute Research Challenge success once again. We are also grateful to Mr. Afnan Ahsan, CEO, Engro Foods, to grace the event with his presence as Chief Guest.

Networking Event with Dr. Ashvin Vibhaker, CFA – January 19, 2011

On January 19th 2011, CFA Society Pakistan organized a social dinner event at Karachi Boat Club. Members got the opportunity to meet Dr. Ashvin P. Vibhakar, CFA, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Operations. Dr. Vibhakar, who is based in Hong Kong, is responsible for development and implementation of various operating strategies in the Asia Pacific region, including society relations, employer and university outreach, candidate recruitment and support, and member services. The gathering was well attended and turned out to be a good networking opportunity for both members and other professionals alike.

Dawn Education Expo – February 2011

CFA Society Pakistan participated for the second time in DAWN Educational Expo during February 2011. DAWN Education Expo is a unique higher education platform, specially conceived to facilitate the enrolment of Pakistani students in universities and institutes of higher learning. It was held in three major cities of Pakistan namely Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.

A large number of post graduate, undergraduate and college students attended this exhibition. Our goal was to inform people about the CFA program and to recommend it to those, who in our judgment had the time, ability and financial resources to successfully complete the program.

This initiative provided a good platform for new Charterholders and Charter pending candidates to interact with Board Members and senior Charterholders. We were able to pull up around fifty volunteers from all three major cities (CFA Charterholders, Level II & III Candidates) to manage this event, which was received well by the visiting students.

Networking Event Islamabad – March 10, 2011

On March 10, 2011 CFA Society Pakistan organized a social dinner in Islamabad to facilitate professional networking amongst society members. The event was held at Serena Hotel, Islamabad and was attended by around 15 members from the capital city.

Networking Event Lahore – May 2, 2011

On 2nd May 2011 CFA Society Pakistan organized a social dinner in Lahore to facilitate professional networking amongst society members. The event was held at PC, Lahore and was attended by around 20 members from the capital city. 

Welcome to CFA Society Pakistan! 

CFA Society Pakistan is the premier professional body for investment professionals locally: the place to connect with CFA Charterholders, grow professionally by sharing ideas and utilizing the numerous learning opportunities, project yourself in your areas of expertise, stay abreast of new developments in your field, and give back to your profession and to your Institute by sharing your knowledge and experiences.

Our goal is to create value for our members through providing relevant learning opportunities, career resources, membership support, networking, and leadership opportunities.

We welcome your participation, suggestions and contributions to make this an effective forum for our fast growing network of professionals.

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