ASIF KHAN, CFA

House#36, Road#13/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209; Cell: +880 1730357158; Email: kh.asif@gmail.com; LinkedIn Profile; The Asif Khan Blog PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited Deputy Head of Equity Research community  Lead analyst for Macroeconomy, Financials and Energy  Engaged in providing training and development to other team members inside and outside the research team  Worked with top management to create 3 year strategy of the firm Highlights  Completed twice the number of conference calls in January 2014 alone than what was done in the entire year of 2013  Reached out to Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ, Factset and Thompson Reuters and achieved to get free access to some of their complete data packages as demo. Also opened way for many collaboration projects to promote financial sector of the country  Worked with top management to design new products for high net worth institutions and managed to get quite a number clients  Reached out to my existing network of funds across the world and got two new clients already  Started research sharing programs with multiple top brokers in Asia with the final aim of collaboration on research projects  Heading the team working with Macquarie Securities (8th largest broker in the world) for a full fledged research sharing program Caravel Management, LLC Investment Analyst, Asian Frontier/Emerging Markets BRIC) and has an asset under management of more than $660 mn.  Buy side analyst mainly responsible for South Asian equities due to strong understanding of local culture and languages. Also worked with equities from Central /South East Asia and Turkey whenever required.  Responsible throughout the investment cycle starting from idea generation, valuation, giving recommendation to investment committee to deciding when to exit position. Highlights:  Part of a 7 person team that helped the AUM grow from $90 mn in 2009 to $660+ mn in less than 5 years. Fund was ranked as the best emerging market equity fund in the world by Bloomberg in 2012.  Successfully exited the Bangladesh market before the worst stock market crash since 1996. Made call by studying market valuations and interest rate cycle.  Highly experienced in building efficient financial models and valuing companies coming from diverse sectors and industries. Such sectors include (but are not limited to) Financials, Consumer, Industrials, and Utilities etc.  Travelled to countries such as United States, Pakistan and Sri Lanka multiple times to meet with companies and to identify investment opportunities.  Worked very closely with other team members based in the USA and Vietnam while covering Asia to ensure that the time difference between Bangladesh and USA is turned into an advantage. As a result, we were able to work around the clock and increased efficiency of output. BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited Financial Analyst, Equity & Macroeconomic Research  Generalist sell side analyst with two initiating company research reports (A bank and a cement manufacturer).  Also covered the macroeconomy and started the ‘quarterly macroeconomic update’. Highlights:  Research reports were uploaded to popular research sharing websites such as Bloomberg and Capital IQ.  Macroeconomic outlook was quoted in Macquarie’s frontier market strategy report.  Made significant improvements to the various research report formats Dhaka 01/2009-06/2009 Dhaka 06/2009-11/2013 Joined with the sole objective of taking equity research in Bangladesh to international standards and to help develop the financial Dhaka 01/2014-Present

Caravel Management is an investment management firm based in New York. It invests in frontier and emerging market equities (non

BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage is one of the leading stock brokers in Bangladesh and boasts the best equity research team in the country.

EDUCATION
CFA Institute Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder  Successfully completed all three levels on first attempt North South University Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude  Overall CGPA: 3.83/4.00  Major in Finance and Accounting (GPA: 3.90/4.00); Major in Economics (GPA: 3.77/4.00)  Awarded 75% scholarship based on merit  Winner of the “Agro Business Case Competition” defeating major universities in Bangladesh Dhanmondi Tutorial O/A Levels  A Levels: 2As, 1B  O Levels: 6As, 1B, 1C (Recipient of The Daily Star award for outstanding results in O Levels) Dhaka 01/1998-6/2004 Dhaka 01/2005-12/2008 Charlottesville

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Languages: Bengali (Native), English (Fluent), Urdu (Basic Conversation), Hindi (Basic Conversation) Computer Skills: Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Publisher Investment Applications: Bloomberg/Capital IQ/Reuters Knowledge Interests: Social Services; Reading; Fitness and sports Others: Founder admin of Jobs for NSUers which is a networking and career counseling platform for NSU graduates with more than 6,000 members. Strongly attached to the CFA Charterholders and candidates community in Bangladesh and organized a number of networking and candidate’s exam preparation events.

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