University Relations

Let’s Build Future Finance Professionals Together.

CFA Society Pakistan engages with universities and students in Pakistan under various capacities to encourage students to pursue the CFA® Program, and build a sound career in Finance.

CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual, global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly traded company and then write a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation. ​

Each society holds a local competition in their own country and the local winner moves on to the regional final and later the winners of regional finals advance to the glonal final.

More details are available here.

CFA Society Pakistan Ethics Challenge

The CFA Society Pakistan Ethics Challenge embodies the mission of CFA Institute by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. It focuses on many of the elements of CFA Institute's Future of Finance initiative: Transparency and FairnessRegulation and Enforcement and Safeguarding the System. Equally important, it helps prepare those entering the investment profession for the ethical challenges that they will face in the workplace.

The CFA Society Pakistan Ethics Challenge can:

  • Improve students’ professional presentation skills
  • Help students gain ethical decision-making experience
  • Expose students to real-world ethical dilemmas
  • Train students to work with a team
  • Extend students’ professional network

More details are available here.

University Connect Series

​CFA Society Pakistan launched the University Connect Series in 2020 to help connect industry practitioners and CFA Charterholders with students aspiring to enter the fields of finance and investment management in their professional lives. Members volunteer as guest speakers in sessions covering a wide array of topics involving capital markets, banking, investment management, security analysis and valuation, ethics and others where they share insights on key happenings in the financial world to help expand the knowledge base of students.

The University Connect Series has received an enthusiastic response from leading universities of Pakistan, with significant student participation.

Topics covered till date include, but are not limited to:

  • Banking on equality and gender diversity
  • Fintech and jobs of the future
  • Investment analysis and portfolio management
  • Pakistan capital markets – introduction and outlook
  • Practical application of equity valuation techniques in Pakistan
  • Retail investing in the equity market
  • Security analysis – introduction and application
  • Stock market efficiency and behavioral biases in Pakistan
  • Why invest in the stock market?

If you are a member interested in volunteering as a guest speaker or a university looking for us to connect with your students, please contact us at [email protected]

More details are available here.

Career Guidance Sessions

CFA Institute and CFA Society Pakistan arrange a series of webinars and physical sessions for students of Pakistan to familiarize them with the CFA Program and its requirements before they embark on the on journey to become a CFA Charterholder.

The sessions cover an overview of the CFA Program, its value to future finance careers of students, examination guidelines and changes, as well as study aids and scholarship opportunities. Qualified Charterholders are invited to provide career guidance to students in the fields popularly pursued by Charterholders in Pakistan such as brokerage, banking, research and investment analysis, and others.

If you are a member interested in volunteering as a speaker or a university looking for us to connect with your students, please contact us at [email protected]

More details are available here.

University Relations Chair

Mr. Syed Raza Jafri, CFA

Head of Equities, Intermarket Securities Ltd.

Email Raza Jafri

University Relations Co-Chair

Mr. Muhammad Tahir Saeed, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Systems Venture

Email Tahir Saeed

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If you are a member interested in volunteering, or a university or university student looking to connect with us, contact us below. 

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