Muhammad Imran

Head of Portfolio Management

The greatest strength of a portfolio manager can be the power to correctly predict future.







Mr. Imran is primarily responsible for managing Separate Managed Accounts. He is also member of Investment Committees of NBP FUNDS’s Funds. Mr. Imran has been awarded "Best Trader of The Year 2011 - Runner up" by CFA Society Pakistan.

Prior to joining NBP FUNDS, he was Head of Equity Sales at Arif Habib Limited (AHL) where he developed and managed team of traders having direct involvement with institutional and individual clients including Foreign and HNW individuals. During his employment with AHL he also worked as a Head of Research where he covered various sectors including Banking, Oil & Gas, Cement and Fertilizer. Mr. Imran was also associated with Deloitte Touché Pakistan as a Consultant.

What role does the Portfolio Management Department play at NBP Funds?

It plays a critical role as it provides tailor made products to the clients, which are in-line with their risk and return objectives. Due to changing dynamics, the investors requirements are very divergent and there is a growing need to provide products to cater their needs. Meeting clients, identifying their needs, creating Investment policy statements (IPS), actively managing their portfolios and frequently making follow ups come under the ambit of portfolio management.

How do you keep your team motivated?

The motivation of Portfolio Management drives from the dynamics of the equity and fixed income markets itself. The challenging and competitive environment is also another driving force, which make them motivated. Meeting high net worth investors and corporate clients while having the autonomy to make decisions motivates managers to be at their A game.

How do you keep yourself up to date with market trends?

Meeting with management of investee companies gives us a sense of what is going on the ground and helps us predict the market trends. The fund managers interact with the research team on a daily basis which keeps them abreast of the latest market trends. Apart from that, critical news circulation on social media groups keeps the team connected.

If you could have any super power, what would you choose and why?

In the investment profession, dealing with uncertainty poses the great risk. The future with so many outcomes creates that uncertainty which any manager would love to mitigate. The power to correctly predict the future is the greatest strength that a portfolio manager can have. We, as portfolio managers would love to be in the shoes of Doctor Strange, the famous Marvel superhero.