Mr. Waqas Mustafa (Head of Equities)
Mr. Waqas has 8+ years of Diversified Experience in Tech, Insurance, Telecom and Investment Management sectors. He brings along core Investment skills that include Acquisition Due Diligence, Valuation, Financial and Management Reporting, Equity Research and Risk Management. His experience is backed by a strong educational background holding an MBA (Finance) & CFA Charter. Prior to JSIL, he has worked with HBL AMC, Pakistan Takaful, ESW Capital & IBEX Digital.
Mr. Asim Ilyas is currently serving as Vice President in the Investments Department as the Head of Fixed Income. He has more than 15 years of work experience in capital markets. Previously Mr. Ilyas was a Fund Manager for Fixed Income at National Fullerton Asset Management Limited for about two years. He also served as the AGM / Head of Treasury & Resource Mobilization at Security Leasing Corporation Limited, for nine years. He was also a senior member of the Fixed Income desk at BMA Capital Management for 4 year and at the start of career had worked very closely with the Ministry of Finance as a Research Officer. Mr. Ilyas has earned his MAS (Applied Economics) from Applied Economics Research Centre, an Institute of National Capability in Applied Economics in 1993 and MSc. Economics from University of Karachi in 1991.
Syed Hussain Haider ( Chief Investment Officer )
Hussain possesses two decades of global experience in investment management, equity advisory & private banking for clients spread across three continents. Having worked across financial markets, private & public sector institutions and family offices in both buy & sell-side roles, he is adept at delivering the best thinking and actionable portfolio allocation ideas for a diverse set of clients.
Although Hussain assumed his responsibilities as CIO in February 2022, he has been associated with JS Investments in the past and was part of the team that spearheaded the launch of new products such as capital protected, asset allocation and index funds. During this time, he was managing some of the top performing funds. He was also an integral member of the team when the company went public in 2007. Moreover, while in Canada, he worked in private wealth management at Raymond James and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) focusing on operational and strategy engagements across wealth channels. In that, he worked alongside senior financial planners advising global clients on investment plans covering equities, mutual funds, segregated funds & fixed income products of renowned North American Investment Managers like BlackRock, Fidelity & State Street, to name a few.
More recently, he was associated with JS Global Capital as their Chief Strategist & won various CFA Excellence Awards for the firm and was voted as Pakistan’s Best Economist & Strategist in the AsiaMoney Broker Polls, 2020. An IBA graduate, a CFA Charterholder & a CIPM Certificant, Hussain has also served as Director & Chair, Public Awareness on the Board of a local CFA Society in Canada.