Press Release

JCR-VIS Assigns Broker Management Rating to Foundation Securities (Private) Limited

Karachi, May 28, 2018: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Ltd. (JCR-VIS) has assigned initial Broker Management Rating of ‘BMR2’ to Foundation Securities (Private) Limited. Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’.

The rating signifies sound internal and external control framework, client relationship, risk management and HR & IT infrastructure while financial management and regulatory compliance level are adequate.

Assigned rating represents FSL’s compliance to regulation and corporate governance as adequate. Increase in size of BOD and inclusion of independent director would positively impact the board level governance whereas more comprehensive policy framework would add clarity and provide better management of conflict of interest. A sound customer relationship process is in place providing comprehensive and proactive services to the customers. Segregation of internal audit from compliance and independent functioning of risk management and compliance functions would strengthen supervision of regulatory compliance. The rating also factors in significant dependency of FSL on equity brokerage for revenue generation; diversification in the same would reduce concentration risk. Organizational and IT structure are sound; also the company’s risk profile is contained with the policy of not carrying a propriety book.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 201) at (021)35311861-71 or fax to (021)35311872-3.

Javed Callea

Applicable Rating Criteria: Broker Management Ratings 2017

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