This is our 57th year in the business at being Pakistan’s broker of choice and I'm proud to see where we stand today. We’ve come a long way in the last few years and are on the path to becoming the company we strive to be. A company that is known for its integrity, that nurtures client relationships, that is unafraid of tapping new avenues for growth and importantly, a company whose employees have a strong sense of association with our values and who are proud to be a part of our culture.
While we have come through some truly challenging times in the last year, we have come through with our repute and our values intact. Our research and our experience tell us that the worst of the crisis is behind us, but the days ahead call for careful treading and for constant vigilance.
The goal ahead is to re-build profitability and find new directions to grow in. On-line trading through BIPL Direct is just one of those areas where we are working to tap the massive potential but there are so many more. The advisory business, the corporate debt markets and the online commodities business are also areas that hold great potential and where BIPL clearly needs to do a lot more.
We have our work cut out for us but I am confident that we will deliver on the expectations our clients and shareholders have of us. We are not aiming to be the biggest, but we try everyday to be the very best at what we do…and that is the BIPL difference. I am convinced that our best days still lie ahead of us and look forward to completing this journey with you on board.