Press Release

VIS Assigns Initial Broker Management Rating to Pearl Securities Limited

Karachi, October 22, 2019: VIS Credit Rating Company Ltd. (VIS) has assigned initial Broker Management Rating to Pearl Securities Limited (PSL) at ‘BMR2’. Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’.

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

Assigned rating factors in PSL’s sound internal control environment substantiated by sufficient and well-defined policies; however, sharing ‘conflict of interest policy’ with customers along with further improving employee trading guidelines would enhance overall controls. Separate department heads for Internal Audit and Compliance function would be considered in line with best practices Grading is constrained on account of business risk being concentrated in brokerage activity. Enhancement of advisory income and other services may reduce business risk and enhance revenue generation.

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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