HONG KONG (PR): One of Pakistan’s leading brokerage houses, AKD Securities Limited along with the Karachi Stock Exchange and Bloomberg successfully held the “Pakistan Investor Day” conference recently in Hong Kong. AKD and KSE were joined at the conference by some of Pakistan’s top-tier corporates including Oil and Gas Development Company, Engro Corporation, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, United Bank Limited, Fauji Fertilizer Company and DG Khan Cement, among others. The event was attended by leading regional asset management companies.

The conference began with presentations and speeches from keynote speakers including the Consul General of Pakistan Ghufran Memon who presented his thoughts on the investment climate in Pakistan and the myriad opportunities available in multiple sectors. Other speakers included representatives of the State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi Stock Exchange, Fauji Fertilizer Company and the Abraaj Group and topics such as the macroeconomic situation in Pakistan, capital market dynamics and energy sector reforms were presented. Participants of the conference were also presented with a detailed research report by AKD Securities highlighting the Pakistan Capital Market’s prospects, main sectors and best-in-class companies.

Keynote speeches were followed up by a session of 1x1 meetings between international fund managers and representatives of Pakistani companies with a view to allow foreign investors a better understanding of Pakistan’s corporate sector and showcase the strong quality of managements present in the country.

This conference, which was the first of its kind in Hong Kong, introduced Pakistan and its capital markets to a fresh class of investors. With strong foreign investment a key reason behind the stock market’s rally over the last two years, continued interest in Pakistan and its corporates bodes well for further investment inflows going forward.