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As a leader I feel that honest and constructive feedback adds a lot of value to the team.







Mr. Salman is MBA in Finance from Institute of Business Management (IOBM) and a CFA Charter holder before assuming the role of Head of Risk Management he was serving as Senior Fund Manager in Fixed Income Department. He has also worked in the area of Finance for Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited.

Describe the importance of Risk management department at an Asset Management Company (AMC)?

Asset Management Companies (AMCs) are in the business of managing savings of investors in order to help them realize their dreams. Assuming 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 risk management department arises. By utilizing efficient risk management framework and expertise, the risk and return tradeoff is optimized to ensure best value for investors.

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

A typical day in the 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 effectively manage your team?

The basic rule behind a cooperative and productive team is good communication. I aim to create an environment in which team members feel confident to communicate with each other and openly share their suggestions and concerns. As a leader I feel that honest and constructive feedback adds a lot of value to the team which helps them grow and meet their professional goals.

If you could have dinner with one person from history, who would it be and why?

I have always admired Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for the dynamic leadership qualities, strong will, determination and wisdom.

“With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah