ABL AMC Management
Mr. Farid Ahmed Khan, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
An accomplished, results-oriented leader, Farid has been involved with capital markets for over 16 years and has a broad-based, global experience with bulge bracket firms in Asset Management, Investment Banking, Investment Research and Sales, Business Development & International Project Finance. He joined ABL AMC from Credit Suisse, where he was the Country Manager of Credit Suisse Pakistan and a member of Credit Suisse' Asia Pacific Management Committee. Prior to that, he worked for MCB, initially as Head of Investment Banking Group and later as the CEO of MCB Asset Management, where he was instrumental in successfully launching this new business for MCB Bank. Farid has extensive experience outside Pakistan, having worked at Morgan Stanley, ING Barings Securities and CLSA Emerging Markets in Kuala Lumpur, London and Istanbul in a variety of senior positions. He holds an MBA in Finance from IBA, Karachi and got his CFA qualification in 1998.
Syed Khalid Husain
Head of Business Development
Khalid brings with him 25 years of rich experience of Banking both in Corporate and Retail sectors. His last position was Head of Karachi City Region of Allied Bank, which is the largest region of Pakistan for ABL in terms of business. He was also looking after the Corporate Deposits of Sind and Baluchistan Province’s .He has participated in Seminars and Training Programs within Pakistan and abroad. He has represented Allied Bank in the International Banking course organized by State Bank Of Pakistan in which 20 Countries Participated. He has also worked as Chief Manager in the “Top Business Branches” of Karachi and under his supervision these branches won the “Best Branch of Pakistan”,‘’ Best Branch of Sind’’, awards.
Mr. Saqib Matin, ACA, APA
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Saqib is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan as well as an Associate Member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants. He joined ABL Asset Management Company Limited in January 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings with him more than 10 years of diversified experience in the fields of accountancy, taxation, corporate and audit. Previously, he was associated with Atlas Asset Management Limited as Manager Fund Accounting & Financial Reporting. He also served in SME Bank Limited and Sapphire Textile Mills Limited as Manager Accounts. He commenced his professional career from Hameed Chaudhri & Co., Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Muhammad Imran
Chief Investment Officer
Imran has over eleven years of diversified experience in Treasury and Fund Management. He has held different senior positions in leading financial institutions. Before joining ABL Asset Management, he was Senior Fund Manager at MCB Asset Management where he managed funds of over Rs14bn. Prior to that, he was associated with AMZ Asset Management as Head of Fixed Income Funds and was instrumental in establishing the company, developing its treasury systems and successful launching of different open ended funds. He also worked for Arif Habib Investment in Fixed Income Fund Management side and has also had successful stints at Saudi Pak Leasing Company Limited and Pakistan Emerging Ventures Limited. Devising strategies to earn profit from market inefficiencies is his key strength and his views on financial markets are much sought after by participants and regulator alike.
Mr. Mubeen Ashraf Bhimani
Chief Internal Auditor
Mubeen is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and holds Bachelors in Commerce from University of Karachi. He has over 6 years of post-qualification experience which includes working as Deputy Director (Monitoring & Inspection Wing, Supervision Department, Specialized Companies Division) at Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, as Manager Internal Audit at Sui Southern Gas Company Limited and as Assistant Manager, Audit and Assurance at Deloitte Pakistan (Yousuf Adil Saleem & Company Chartered Accountants). He completed his articleship from Ernst & Young Pakistan (Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Company Chartered Accountants). During his career, Mubeen has been actively involved in onsite inspections of Non-Banking Finance Companies including mutual funds and Modaraba sector. Besides, he has also conducted external and internal audits of various financial institutions including banks, manufacturing, service and trading companies.
Syed Hassan Mehdi
Head of RS & Operations
Hassan has over a decade experience of working with leading financial institutions. In the initial years of his career, he was associated with the Union Leasing, subsidiary owned by Union bank Limited where he was looking after credit admin area of the leasing portfolio. Later on, Hassan joined NAFA and taken care of operations department. In addition, he was one of the key members in the launching of series of funds at the National Fullerton Asset Management Company Limited (NAFA), a subsidiary owned by NIB, NBP and Fullerton, Singapore. Hassan joined ABL Asset Management Company as Head of Registrar Services and Manager operations and also involved in the successful launching of four funds under the umbrella of ABL AMC. Hassan did his MBA major in Finance and also completed one year Post Graduation Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance. Hassan major expertise involves around operations and Registrar Services and also having outstanding relationship with marketing department in disposing off the client queries efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Muhammad Hassan Wali
Head of Information Technology
Hassan Wali joined ABL Asset Management Company Limited as Manager of Information Technology in May 2008. He holds a Masters of Science in Information Technology. Prior to join ABL AMC, Mr. Wali worked at Atlas Asset Management for three years.
His IT exposure includes extensive experience spanning over 13 years in Software Development, Business Intelligence, Database Administration, IT planning , Budgeting, Infrastructure designing , Disaster Recovery, implementing ISO 27001 and implementing projects and procedure from conceptual stage to live systems.
Mr. Abid Jamal
Head of Research
Abid Jamal is the Head of Research at ABL AMC. Abid has followed the Pakistan’s Capital markets since 2005. He was formerly associated with some prominent brokerages houses like J.P Morgan Pakistan and Elixir Securities. Before joining ABL AMC, he was a senior analyst at SICO Bahrain. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Ohio State University, USA.
Mr. Hammad Ali Abbas
Hammad has been associated with ABL AMC since the past four years managing multiple fixed income funds. His cumulative work experience spans over eight years where he attained knowledge and experience pertaining to the mutual fund industry as well as corporate and treasury markets. His expertise lies in the launch and management of Mutual Funds. He has served with institutions such as NAFA where he served as an Assistant Fund Manager, a Senior Executive, Corporate & Investment Banking at ORIX Investment Bank Ltd. and a Corporate Dealer at Pak Oman Investment Company Ltd. He is a Bachelor (Hons) in Business and IT from Birmingham City University, UK and Master in Business and IT from The University of Manchester, UK.
Mr. Kamran Aziz, CFA
Kamran is looking after equity portfolios at ABL AMC. He has been managing ABL Stock Fund (best rated stock fund over past two years) since its inception in June 2009. He strongly believes in value investing and is involved in advocating the same at various forums. Kamran Aziz has been an active member of CFA Association of Pakistan for past four years and heads the Newsletter Committee of CFA Pakistan. He is also a member of the local GIPS Committee and led the GIPS implementation process at ABL AMC.
Kamran Aziz graduated from IBA in 2008 and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Mr. Faizan Saleem
Faizan has over four years of experience in the Investment Management and capital markets. He is an MBA in Finance from SZABIST and has passed CFA Level II examination. Before joining ABL Asset Management, he was associated with UBL Fund Managers for 2 years as an Assistant Manager - Fixed Income Funds where he was the member of core investment team. Prior to UBL Funds, he worked with Akhai Capital Management as a Foreign Exchange Inter bank trader.
He joined ABL Asset Management in 2010 as a Senior Dealer and is responsible for assisting the fund management in strategy formulation, portfolio construction, assessment of existing portfolio and trading of different money market instruments as per the guidelines provided by the investment committee and fund manager. He is also actively involved in deployment of funds, sourcing investment opportunities, evaluating performance of fund with peer group, conducting due diligence (financial and regulatory), structuring and negotiating investment terms for all fixed income funds managed by ABL AMC. He is also responsible for assessment and construction of fixed income discretionary portfolios managed by ABL AMC. Currently, he is looking after ABL Government Securities fund (ABL- GSF)