Presentation for ACCA - Making it big through innovation & diversification
• Central Depository Company is a public
limited company incorporated in 1993.
The company is the only depository of
Pakistan which records, maintains and
registers the electronic transfer of
securities across all three stock
exchanges of the country.
• The company portfolio includes Central
Depository System, Investor Account
Services, Trustee & Custodial Services,
Shares Registrar Services and IT
consultation & implementation service by
the name of ITMinds Limited.
About the Company
• The biggest challenge for the company
after the launch of Central Depository
System included reliance of general
investors on manual processes and lack of
• Understanding the local environment, the
company focused on positioning its brand
as a reliable service provider by taking
Leading from the
Being the Primary Driver
• Automation through effective use of
technology is the hallmark of CDC;
• Today all businesses that we are in are
• Reliance on technology has enabled the
company to streamline its processes;
increase transparency, efficiency, reliability
• It also helped the company achieve
Filling in the
• CDC understands the need for indigenous
products and solutions catering to the needs
of the local market by constantly focusing on
innovation and product development.
• One such initiative includes the launching of
Investor Account Services (IAS) which is
an entirely new product not offered by any
To hedge the risk of business failure and reliance
on one market, CDC diversified its business in a
number of areas and entered new sectors and
• Trustee and Custodial Services for mutual
and pension funds
• Share Registrar Services
• ITMinds Limited (IT Consultancy &
Protection & Convenience
• CDC took several initiatives to enhance investor
protection and convenience. Some of these
• Business Continuity Planning
• CDC Access – Web, SMS & IVR
• Toll Free Customer Care
• Simple Account Opening Form
We continuously enhanced our knowledge and
capabilities by learning from best international
• CDC is an active member and serves on the
executive committee of Asia-Pacific Central
Securities Depository Group (ACG)
• Member of South Asian Federation of Exchanges
(SAFE) and International Securities Services
• Signed ten Memorandum of Understanding
(MoUs) with regional and international
depositories. These include:
• Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia, USA,
Thailand, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Taiwan.
Hiring the Right
We hire an attitude and train the skills
CDC takes pride and derive great satisfaction for:
• Having highly qualified and trained
• Comprehensive training programs to enhance
skills, so employees can grow with the
• International Affiliations with professional
bodies such as ACCA;
• Employee Retention Policies in place
ensuring that the right talent is retained and
Making it Work -
Strong brand is necessary to occupy a
distinct image in the minds of consumers.
Information Technology should be used
as enabler and not just support.
Diversification helps hedging the risk of
business failure in response to the
increasing criticalities happening
worldwide due to multiple factors.
Making it Work -
Investor Protection & Facilitation
measures result in investor confidence.
Learning from other experiences means
learning faster, better and a lesser
chance of failure and loss. There is no
need to reinvent the wheel.
Hiring the right people matter the most.
Problems and challenges can be solved
by ensuring that the right talent is hired,
groomed and retained.
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