Investment Research

Meticulous research is central to our brokerage business. Our team of highly motivated and qualified research analysts provides extensive coverage of Pakistan’s financial markets. With uncompromising commitment to independence and objectivity, our team exercises utmost due-diligence in carrying out in-depth macroeconomic, industry and company analysis, detailed financial models and prudent valuations to identify actionable investment ideas while aiming to stay ahead of the curve. Our suite of research products and services includes:

  • A broad range of published research reports including macroeconomic analysis, market strategy, detailed industry and company reports, pre/post result updates and other short notes.
  • Interactive electronic valuations guide providing summary earnings and valuations of all stocks in active research coverage, key sectors and stock market.
  • Arranging investment roadshows and corporate access events.

Equity Sales

Our team of dynamic and vastly experienced salespersons is trained to serve a broad spectrum of clientele including foreign institutional investors, domestic financial institutions, insurance companies, family offices and high net-worth individuals. We maintain constant contact with our clients keeping them updated on market related developments, corporate announcements and our research calls and updates.

Working closely with our research team, we provide investment advice based on exhaustive fundamental analysis, while ensuring quick turnaround time for our clients’ queries and data requests. We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients and their interests always take precedence over own commercial considerations. Client trades are executed with highest possible efficiency while maintaining complete client confidentiality and following client instructions to the core. Our vast client base and strong relationships enables us carry out large block-trades quickly and confidentially with minimum impact cost.

Corporate Finance

Our corporate finance division leverage on our vast wealth of knowledge built over decades about a wide range of Pakistan’s economic sectors and our strong network of clients featuring local and foreign investors. We have proven track record of successfully delivering on our financial advisory and corporate finance mandates, including some of the biggest M&A transactions, for a distinguished list of clients featuring some of the largest international companies such as GDF Suez (now Engie), Siemens, Xenel, China Three Gorges and Sino Hydro, in addition to large local business groups. Our corporate finance initiatives are led by Asif Qureshi who has extensive experience in origination and execution of large capital market and private placement transactions. Our suite of services includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity and Debt Placements
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Business Consultancy

Fixed Income

Our fixed income operations are conducted through our sister concern, Optimus Markets, which shares common ownership and management with us. We have one of the most experienced fixed income teams in the market. Our client list includes almost the entire financial sector comprising commercial banks, DFIs, mutual funds and NBFCs; insurance companies; employee benefit funds; companies and family offices. Our service offering includes:

  • Inter-bank REPO and clean lending/borrowing
  • Outright/forward purchase/sale of fixed income securities
  • Placement of deposits
  • Certificates of investments
  • Mutual funds distribution