Ms. Iffat Zehra Mankani is the Chief Executive Officer of JS Investments Limited. She comes with a globally diversified experience of over two decades in both public and private markets across multiple asset classes. During her work experiences in the capital markets in Pakistan, she held various senior strategy and research roles, both on the buy and sell-side of the industry, including the National Investment Trust, JS Investments Limited and BMA Asset Management Company Limited.
Working as a sell side analyst, Ms. Iffat was often quoted in the financial press, and was well known for her accuracy as a strategist. In her buy-side roles as Chief Investment Officer at JS Investments (2005-2007) and BMA Asset Management (2007-2011), she led the successful implementation of a disciplined asset and risk allocation process, resulting in consistent top quartile performance for funds under management. These included some pioneering products in the industry, such as the asset allocation fund, capital protected fund, index fund, an offshore listed hedge fund and separately managed accounts.
Prior to joining JS Investments, she was working in the Deals Advisory team at PwC Canada, where she made significant contributions in the space of complex financial instruments and private debt valuations amongst others, helping to steer the business toward sustainable growth. Moreover, she has also held diversified roles in the risk management groups of leading Canadian Banks (Bank of Montreal and CIBC) associated with their quants and trading risk oversight teams. In addition to making numerous value additions in her role as a Risk Manager of equity, fixed income and structured product desk, she also spearheaded bank wide regulatory and infrastructure projects and initiatives.
She holds a Master of Finance from Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.