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CDC continued its long standing tradition of promoting awareness by conducting Investor Awareness Seminars in Sukkur and Daharki in the month of December 2014. These seminars were organized particularly in the context of current regulatory initiatives where subscriptions of CDC Access SMS and Email Alerts have been made mandatory by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan. This initiative was also taken in line with CDC’s belief that an informed investor is more enabled to keep his investments secure.

Two sessions were organized at the premises of IBA Sukkur for Sub-Account Holders and IBA students while one session was given to the employees and management of Engro Fertilizers’ plant in Daharki. The audience were briefed about CDC’s role, responsibilities and service offerings. The free-of-cost CDC Access portfolio was also introduced. Investors were apprised about their roles, responsibilities and rights as well.

The seminars were well received and the attendees stressed that CDC should show presence on a monthly basis in the form of day-long sessions or IPV desks. All the queries and concerns were dealt with expertly by the CDC team.

A highlight of these seminars was the motivating presentation by Mr. Shuja Qureshi, famous TV anchor, who was invited as a guest speaker for these sessions. He spoke in length about cultivating a habit of savings from a young age and investing smartly to gain the right results. The next seminar is scheduled to take place at ICAP Karachi.