Investing with Cyan will give investors an access to sectors of the Pakistani economy that are not adequately represented on the Stock Markets. For example, Agriculture constitutes ~20% of Pakistan’s GDP, but its share on the Karachi Stock Exchange is less than 1%.
Cyan manages a portfolio of listed securities. Average market value of this portfolio over the past 6 months (June-December 2011) has been approximately PKR 4 billion (USD 47 million). Investment income from the liquid portfolio caters to Cyan’s operating expenses and near term growth requirements. Portions of Cyan’s liquid securities portfolio will be re-allocated towards equity investments in high potential private limited companies as and when opportunities are identified.
The Growth Equity portfolio will focus on investing in Pakistan’s core strengths, which are represented by a large population base, a growing middle class and a high potential for shifting existing industries towards value added products and services.