Jabran Ata passed CFA Level I exam in Dec 2008 with the best possible result of scoring above 70% marks in all 10 topic areas. In June 2009, he passed CFA Level II exam by scoring above 70% in 9 out of 10 areaa. In June 2010, he passed CFA Level III exam by scoring above 70% once again in 9 out of 10 areas. Before pursuing CFA Program, he completed his MBA from NUST and Software Engineering from FAST-NU.
He worked for three years in the Corporate and Investment Banking Group of Askari Bank Ltd (North Region). In August 2010, he joined Independent Power Producers Advisory Council (IPPAC) as "Financial Analyst cum Research Officer" and reported directly to Chairman IPPAC Mr. Abdullah Yusuf (Former Chairman FBR).
In 2010, Jabran joined education sector as a visiting professor at three different business schools i.e. NUCES-FAST, SZABIST and COMSATS where he has taught numerous courses like "Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management", "Equity Valuation", "Financial Management" and "Analysis of Financial Statements".He started CFA coaching in 2011 and till date has trained twenty six CFA Level-I Exam batches with 60% average pass, twelve batches of CFA Level II Exam Candidates with an average pass rate of 50% and seven batches of CFA Level III Exam with 80% success rate. Financial Modeling Workshops is another key area of expertise offered at Astute School of Finance. We have held more than ten financial modeling workshops at our campus, online, in associatiob with Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (IMFP) and at Movenpick Hotel Karachi. People from various industries & academic backgrounds have successfully attended our trainings with 87% customer satisfaction which we know from the feedback we take at the end of every training session. Our institute is now well renowned in Investment community & financial sector professionals and that is the reason our training completion certificates hold a significant value for our training participants.