May 08, 2023
A gong ceremony was held at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) to celebrate twenty years of commitment by CFA Society Pakistan (CFASP) to elevate and promote excellence in the investment profession. Mr. Nick Pollard, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute, and Ms. Reseena Abdullah, Director, Partnerships & Client Solutions Asia Pacific, CFA Institute, had joined the event from CFA Institute. Senior representatives of CFA Society of Pakistan including Mr. Mohammad Shoaib, Director, CFASP, and Ms. Sarwat Ahson, Executive Director, CFASP, participated in the event. The Chairperson PSX, Dr Shamshad Akhtar, welcomed the distinguished guests. Also present at the gong ceremony were industry leaders and leading market participants from different banks, brokerage houses and businesses. The CFA Institute and its local representative body, CFA Society of Pakistan, have been actively engaged in advancing highest standards of professional conduct, code of ethics, and professional excellence in the investment and finance professions. The event included gong striking by the esteemed guests as well as speeches by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Mr. Mohammad Shoaib, CFA. The speakers highlighted and commended the cooperation between PSX and CFASP for the enhancement of the local capital markets including PSX-PICG joint Taskforce on ESG and holding of webinars & advocacy seminars or workshops on ESG for stakeholders. Mr. Nick Pollard, in his keynote address, highlighted the significance of CFA Institute and its services to the international financial profession and industry. He added that the CFA Institute is committed to advancing ethics and market integrity in the financial industry through ESG investment and analysis. The event concluded with media interaction whereby questions were presented to Mr. Nick Pollard and Mr. Mohammad Shoaib, CFA, which were addressed by them in a comprehensive and satisfactory manner.