Our Events

Professional Learning Events

Various events are arranged throughout the year to help enhance members’ professional learning.

Knowledge-Based Speaker Series

​The need to stay up-to-date with current developments as well as to shape a view of the future has become even more important in the uncertain environment prevailing globally. We recognize that our members need to stay in touch with each other and with economic / industry experts and we facilitate them in doing so. Therefore, we regularly arrange knowledge-based interactive speaker sessions for members on current issues in the form of webinars and physical single speaker sessions. Speakers include representatives from various local and international regulators and organizations.

These are invaluable forums to exchange information and ideas with industry experts for senior members and to boost the learning curve and networking for our younger lot.

Members are welcome to give suggestions on topics for their interest for these sessions. 

Panel Discussions

We regularly arrange panel discussions whereby we bring in industry experts to discuss trending topics and share their contrasting views to enlighten the audience. Panel discussions are a useful way to trigger an exchange of viewpoints among experts, and also engage the audience through moderated Q&A session.

Skill-Based Trainings

Skill enhancing training and workshops are conducted for members throughout the membership year to help members stay up to date on their professional skills. Recent ones include trainings on soft skills, financial modeling and python. 


In the current trying times, technology has enabled us to provide value to our stakeholders; members, candidates, regulators, and the financial industry, by the means of webinars. We are arranging webinars regularly to ensure the continuation of professional learning of our members and other stakeholders. 

Knowledge Based Speaker Series, Panel Discussions and Webinars

View list of all past sessions below.

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Newsletter and Events

View highlights and details of our events in our annual newsletters.

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Flagship Events

CFA Society Pakistan is pleased to host various events during the year with specific objectives.

Charter Awards Ceremony

We welcome our new charterholders in an annual ceremony graced by prominent personalities as guest speakers. The event provides a unique opportunity for charterholders and their families to mingle with the membership body, make invaluable contacts, seek career advice and appreciate the significance of their achievement. 

Annual Excellence Awards

Since its inception, our Society has taken a number of initiatives to promote high standards of professional and ethical standards in Pakistan's financial sector. One of those initiatives is our Annual Excellence Awards Program. CFA Institute conferred the "Innovation Award" to CFA Society Pakistan among 143 competing societies of the CFA Institute globally for this initiative. The Annual Excellence Awards over the years have earned tremendous following within the financial sector, with key names in the banking and non-banking finance sector vying for top honors.   

The following awards are considered:

  • Transaction of the year
  • Bank of the year - Large, Medium & Small
  • Most stable bank of the year
  • Islamic bank of the year
  • Corporate Finance House of the year 
  • Corporate Finance House of the year - Fixed Income
  • Investor relations award
  • Best trader of the year
  • Best Analyst of the year
  • Best brokerage house of the year
  • Gender Diversity in the workplace award

Research Challenge

CFA Institute Research Challenge – Local Final hosted by CFA Society Pakistan in Pakistan is a competition between university-sponsored teams that research a designated publicly traded company, prepare a written report on that selected company and then present their findings to a panel of judges. The competition has three levels: Local, Regional, and Global. Winners at the Local Final advance to compete against Teams within their geographic region at the Regional level. Winning Teams at the Regional level advance to compete at the Global level. One team is designated the ultimate winning team, or Champion, at the Global level. 

It is one of the most exciting and stimulating events of the year in which our next generation of analysts refine and pit their analytical skills against each other in a competitive environment. Mentors are assigned to each team to guide through the process and provide assistance wherever necessary.

Networking Events

The Society aims to provide members with forums to intermingle and network in casual environment, and regularly plans such events in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. We have a distinct advantage in having a member body which is spread across the industry specializing in various fields, not only limited to investment management. The purpose of these events is to develop and strengthen inter-linkages for mutual benefit of the member body.

Special Events

CFA Society Pakistan organizes a number of events aimed towards enhancing ethics training, live-streaming off-shore speakers on relevant topics, liaising with regulator bodies etc. which aim towards enhancing the value of our charter.

Student Events

We place special emphasis on grooming and guidance of our students who are the future promise of our country. We aim to provide with knowledge sessions as well as career counseling sessions several time a year.

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