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Mr. Ali joined NBP Funds as a Head of Fixed Income and member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining NBP Funds, he was working at Al Meezan Investment Management as a Fund Manager. He has over 24 years of extensive experience in the financial sector with Leading Commercial Banks and Mutual Funds like MCB, Faysal Bank, Habib Metro, and Al-Meezan Investment Management. His expertise is in the areas of Fund Management, Risk Management, Credit Analysis and Administration, Islamic Banking and Relationship Management. He holds an MBA (in Banking & Finance) and MS (in Computer Science) degree. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and he also holds Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Certification. He also served on the board of CFA Society of Pakistan as its Director, Vice President and President during 2013-2018.
Being a fund manager entails a lot of responsibility from making the right investment choices to keeping an eye on the macroeconomic conditions affecting the economy and financial markets. Every day is a different day and you get to experience new challenges and opportunities to learn. Dealing with the dynamic financial markets offers a thrill which is very intellectually stimulating.
One of the responsibilities that was professionally challenging for me was to grow the size of the fixed Income funds at NBP Funds. This was achieved by me and my team by sustaining one of the best performances of our funds compared to the industry. Fixed Income funds managed by our desk are one of the largest in the asset management industry in terms of size.
Being a fund manager, I am appraised based on the performance of funds under my management. Fund performance compared to the benchmark and other competitors’ return reflects my and my teams’ performance. However, I also believe that as a Head of Department, my performance is equally judged by the people who work with me and their feedback regarding job contentment, working environment, and career growth prospects.
I have always liked traveling, exploring new places and trying different cuisines. I believe experiencing new cultures and interacting with people from different backgrounds always provides a great opportunity to learn and develop a different perspective on the world.