Mian Muhammad Saadat Saeed

Head of Investment Risk

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Mr. Saadat Saeed is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and also holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations. He holds a diversified professional experience of over 10 years. Mr Saadat is associated with NBP Funds since 2016. Prior to joining NBP Funds he was associated with Deloitte Yousuf Adil, Chartered Accountants.

How do you think Risk management contributes to an Asset Management Company (AMC)? What’s its purpose?

Asset Management Companies (AMCs) are in the business of managing the savings of investors in order to help them realize their dreams. Taking risks for realizing returns on investments is part and parcel of the business. However, these risks if not managed properly can potentially eliminate returns and entail losses for the investors. This is where the need for a risk management department arises. By utilizing an efficient risk management framework and expertise, the risk and return tradeoff is optimized to ensure the best value for investors.

What is your typical day at work in the Investment Risk Management department?

A typical day in the Investment Risk Management department involves:

  • Keeping abreast with the changes in the market, business conditions, Regulatory requirements and investment related risk issues
  • Continuous communication with the Investment Committee, Finance department and Operations departments to optimize risk mitigation
  • Conducting risk assessments of funds under management
  • Reporting risk metrics to the management and board of directors

How do you stay current on the latest developments and trends in Risk management?

To keep myself updated with the latest developments I set aside time to read finance and economic journals, online articles and, attend training workshops, seminars and networking events to keep in touch with colleagues and experts.

If you could be a superhero, what power would you possess?

If I were a superhero, I would want the power of super speed. Not only I would accomplish much more in my professional and personal life, but I would also avoid the frustration of getting stuck in traffic.