Lesson in equity investment


The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) Friday held its third session of SECP Investor Education Program for the members of business community and working professionals from diverse backgrounds. The seminar was attended by a number of Karachi-based investors. Senior officials from KSE, Institute of Capital Markets (ICM) and Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) presented their views during the session. CEO Institute of Capital Markets Javed Hassan; Head of Marketing and Business Development, PMEX, Hassan Mehmood; Chief Strategy Officer, JS Investments, Maleeha Bangash; General Manager KSE Sani-e-Mehmood Khan; along with the KSE officials participated in the session. CEO ICM Javed Hassan elaborated the pros and cons of investing in different financial products. He focused on the broad features of investments opportunities available in the country, Pakistan’s economic and financial system, features and characteristics of different financial markets, regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services and roles and responsibilities of various financial institutions in the country. He also explained the fact that how diversification across various investment instruments safeguards the investors’ interest. The investors were also given an insight about the features of insurance, mutual funds, commodities, debt and equity markets. Head of Marketing and Business Development PMEX Mehmood Hassan also briefed about the role of PMEX in capital markets along with its products and mechanisms. It was also addressed to the participants that in what circumstances and how an investor can lodge complaint with the Exchange / PMEX in case he/she is not satisfied with the services of the broker. Maleeha Bangash briefed participants about the opportunities in mutual funds and the role of mutual funds in creating the saving habits in general investors.