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AKD Securities Overview

AKD Securities Limited (formerly known as Aqeel Karim Dhedhi Securities Pvt. Limited) was established in 1999. Since then AKD Securities Limited has gone on to become one of the leading securities firms in Pakistan providing a comprehensive range of investor focused services, including:

  • Equity Brokerage
  • Economic and Securities Research
  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Advisory Services

AKD Securities accounts for more than 6% of the average daily value of the Pakistan Stock Exchange. AKD Securities was the first brokerage house to launch an online trading platform in Pakistan in November 2002.

Outside of commercial banks, AKD Securities Ltd. is one of the biggest capital market firms in the country. AKD Securities is the leader in raising and providing risk capital in underwriting, market making and mergers & acquisitions in Pakistan. Good corporate governance and professionalism are emphasized throughout the firm and AKD Securities Ltd. is amongst the very few companies to have introduced a firm-wide comprehensive CODE of ETHICS, overseen by an independent compliance manager.

Our Cutting Edge Research
  • AKD Research is considered to be one of the best in the local industry and is followed by most major investment companies. This is vindicated by AKD Securities being the recipient of the “The Best Equity Brokerage House Award” for the years 2005-06 and 2006–07, by CFA Association of Pakistan. Research capabilities and performance are assigned a weight of 40% in consideration of this prestigious honor.
  • Our analysts maintain close liaison with major corporate as well as regulatory authorities. This allows us to identify changes in macroeconomic, company-specific trends and alert clients with actionable ideas. Such relationships are AKD’s edge in terms of corporate access.
  • At present, 34 companies are under active coverage at AKD Research, accounting for more than 70% of the market capitalization of the KSE-100 Index. Sectors under coverage include Oil & Gas, Banks, Fertilizer, Cement, Textile, Power, Insurance, Chemical, Telecom, Autos and FMCGs.
  • AKD’s research team is fully geared to providing customized research to major clients and respond rapidly to queries from institutional investors both domestic and foreign. AKD Research team members have experience and exposure of domestic and international equity road shows and investor conferences.
Research Publications
  • AKD DAILY: This is a daily product containing actionable ideas as well as a snapshot of daily events/news.
  • AKD STOCK SMART: A weekly document that summarizes the week just past in terms of major events, performance of the local bourses & selected international indices, individual stock performance and AKD coverage universe valuations.
  • AKD INSIGHT, EPIGRAM and BLUETOP: In-depth reports on either specific sectors or specific stocks. These products are typically issued for initiating coverage and earnings estimate/target price revisions or other major corporate actions.
  • AKD SNAPSHOT: A short report used when time is of the essence, the Snapshot is used to provide updates on key developments and earnings estimate/target price revisions.
  • AKD “OFF-THE-ANALYST’S DESK”: This is a short write-up to quickly provide updates to clients on any breakthrough or announcement with in the stocks in AKD Universe.
  • AKD MONTHLY: A monthly sector-specific document used to summarize important developments over the last month for various sectors, and to give a view on expected sector performance going forward.
  • AKD PAKISTAN MARKET: A detailed strategy document brought out at regular intervals to provide investors with a 12 month KSE-100 Index target along with our top stock picks inclusive of detailed investment rationale.
  • AKD BUDGET: A detailed review of critical elements of the Federal Budget, announced by the Government of Pakistan.

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