Investment Banks in Pakistan

The leading investment banks in Pakistan include IGI Investment Bank, Meezan Bank Ltd, Escorts Investment Bank Limited, among others.

IGI Investment Bank is one of the leading investment banks in Pakistan and part of the IGI Financial Services Group, founded in 1990 and is licensed to carry out investment financing and leasing activities under the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency PACRA has awarded it a long-term credit rating of 'A' and short-term rating of 'A1' which ensures a strong risk absorption capacity. IGI Investment Bank offers services such as corporate finance, cash & treasury management, commercial financing & leasing and mutual funds advisory.

Meezan Bank Ltd. (MBL) Investment Banking department offers uniquely structured transactions for its customers based on various modes of Islamic finance including Ijarah, Diminishing Musharakah and Istisna. Meezan Bank has been awarded 'Best Islamic Bank in Pakistan' for 2010 by Islamic Finance News of REDmoney Group, Malaysia. In addition, MBL has been awarded 'Islamic Bank of the Year' by CFA Association of Pakistan. JCR-VIS maintained the Bank's medium to long-term rating at AA- (Double A Minus) with Stable Outlook and upgraded short-term rating from A-1 (A-One) to A-1+ (A-One Plus) (on June 1, 2011).

Escorts Investment Bank Limited (EIBL) has come a long way since it was founded in 1996, to become one of the most progressive Investment Banks in Pakistan in terms of Products and Services offered, Assets size and Return on Equity. JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has revised the entity ratings of EIBL to 'A-/A-1' (Single A Minus/A-One) from 'A/A-1' (Single A/A-One).

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