Salman Haider Sheikh


SALMAN HAIDER SHEIKH       |       Founder

Mr. Haider’s professional experience encompasses over 16 years of global asset management and investment banking in American & Asian financial markets.  He has held various securities licenses including Series-7 (General Securities Representative) and Series-63 (Uniform Securities Agent Law) issued by the National Association of Securities Dealers, (NASD) New York. He has participated in a six-month course on financial systems, risk management, analysis of financial products, marketing strategy and compliance at Wachovia Bank, USA.

He has managed large investment portfolios for both retail and institutional clients in the equity and fixed income asset classes. Mr. Haider participated in venture capital / Private equity and investment banking transactions of over $1 billion. He managed over $150 million in mutual funds and advisory accounts as the CEO of an asset management company for 6 years. His work experience includes senior level executive positions in global financial power houses like Merrill Lynch-Bank of America, Janney Montgomery & Scott, Wachovia-Wells Fargo Bank and Faysal Asset Management. He is currently the CEO of IQ-Ventures managing a global private equity fund.

Mr. Haider holds an MBA in Banking from University of London, Post-graduate diploma in “Executive Leadership” from Cornell University NY and both Bachelors in Finance and m-MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

Mr. Haider has won several awards including the Entrepreneur of the Year award for the state of New Jersey by the National Republican Congressional Committee. He has also been awarded several Fund Manager of the Year and Best Fund of the Year awards from independent financial media publications. He was also awarded a gold medal for achieving a spot in the Top-500 High Growth companies in the Arabian-Turkey-Pakistan region by the All World Network, an affiliate of Harvard University. He was also awarded for being the only financial company in the top-25 fastest growing companies in Pakistan. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan.

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