Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mir Muhammad Ali

Mir Muhammad Ali, CEO UBL Fund Managers, has extensive experience in investment banking and fund management during the last 19 years. Prior to joining UBL Fund Managers in July 2005, he was with Asian Development Bank. He represented ADB on the board of several companies. Prior to joining ADB, Mir worked as Head Investment Banking of United Bank Limited. Mir was instrumental in setting up of the Investment Banking Group (IBG) at UBL which obtained the best investment bank award for the year 2002-2003 from the CFA Association of Pakistan. Apart from doing a large number of debt and capital market transactions, Mir’s achievements included: (i) setting up of UBL Funds in 2002, which was the first AMC to be set up by any commercial bank in Pakistan; (ii) execution of Pakistan’s first listed asset backed securitization transaction. During his career, he has also worked for various institutions such as Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company, IBM World Trade Corporation and ANZ Grindlays Bank. Being CEO of UBL Fund Managers he has led the company to become the largest private sector asset management company in Pakistan with funds under management of over Rs 20 bn.

Mir is an MSc in Finance from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He was awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship from the British Council for his MSc. He is an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration with a Gold Medal for an overall first position in 1988-89. He is also a CFA Charter Holder and currently the Vice President at CFA Association of Pakistan. Mir was Vice Chairman of Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan during 2008-09.

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