Sponsors

AKD SECURITIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED

AKD Securities Ltd. is the leading securities firm in Pakistan, providing a comprehensive range of investor focused services, including equity brokerage, economic and securities research, investment banking and financial advisory services. AKD Securities accounts for around 8% of the average daily volume of the Karachi Stock Exchange.

Good corporate governance and professionalism are emphasized throughout the firm and AKD Securities is amongst the very few companies to have introduced a firm-wide comprehensive CODE of ETHICS, overseen by an independent compliance manager.

Habib Bank Ltd.

HBL was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, the bank has grown its branch network and become the largest private sector bank with over 1,400 branches across the country and a customer base exceeding five million. HBL also has a presence in 25 countries with subsidiaries in Hong Kong and the UK and affiliates in Nepal and Nigeria.

HBL’s key areas of operations encompass product offerings and services in Retail Banking and, in recent years, Consumer Banking as well. HBL has the largest Corporate Banking portfolio in the country with an active Investment Banking arm. SME and Agriculture lending programs and banking services are offered in both urban and rural centers. Using our branch network as a key competitive advantage, our business concentration has remained consistent for Retail, Consumer, Corporate and SME clients.

SME Bank Ltd.

SME Bank is committed to playing its strategic role in advancing the economic growth through market research, product development and lending while providing state-of-the-art services to SMEs.

At present SME Bank is going under restructuring phase to strengthen its capacity & realign its focus towards providing innovative products and services and to create conducive environment with a clear focus on acting as a catalyst for identifying and providing financial services to the SME sector in a manner that helps in their development.