Jameel Ahmad: Promoting high ethical standards and fair market practices in Pakistan

Speech by Mr Jameel Ahmad, Deputy Governor for Financial Markets, Islamic Banking & Special Initiatives Cluster at the State Bank of Pakistan, at the CFA Society Pakistan: 14th Annual Excellence Awards 2017, Karachi, 30 August 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
13 October 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Assalam-o-Alaikum and Good evening,

I am grateful to the CFA Society, Pakistan for inviting me to the 14th Annual Excellence Awards ceremony. It is indeed a matter of great honor for me to address this auspicious gathering of financial analysts and industry professionals. I hope that today's session, apart from being a celebration of achievements, will provide the participants an opportunity to exchange views and share ideas on issues of professional interest.

CFA Society Pakistan deserves appreciation for organizing such events to reward the high achievers and bring together the stakeholders. The role that CFA Society Pakistan has played, in terms of providing a platform for industry professionals to connect with each other and exchange views, is laudable. With initiatives like "Putting Investors First" the CFA Society has put in commendable efforts, in collaboration with SECP, to inculcate awareness about investor rights and to establish the standards of professional excellence. This is in line with CFA's focus on promoting high ethical standards and fair market practices. I am delighted to know that the society's contribution to our financial markets and industry has been continuously growing.