March 3, 2021: The Chairman SECP, Aamir Khan said that the apex regulator has been continuously striving to create an efficient and transparent business ecosystem in Pakistan, by ensuring that its policies and decisions conform to values of objectivity, integrity and equitability.
He was speaking as the guest of honour at the closing ceremony of CFA Institute Research Challenge 2020-21.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. The SECP Chairman congratulated the winning team from Pakistan, which bagged the first position amongst competing teams from Malaysia and Singapore. He applauded the CFA Society Pakistan, for organizing such competitions to prepare students for real-life scenarios.
Khan said that the SECP is steadfast in introducing reforms in local markets by promoting transparency, ensuring consistent regulatory actions, and leveraging technology to enhance ease of doing business. These reforms are designed to build and sustain the trust of investors in the financial markets in Pakistan and promote financial inclusion at grass-root level, he added.
Using this opportunity, Khan advised and encouraged students to continuously strive to make a meaningful impact in the professional world, by being proactive, taking initiatives, and being ethical and cultured in all dealings.