Company Profile

Who we are

Company Mission

Our purpose is to provide a full range of capital market related products and services to individual and institutional clients. We aim to achieve this goal by setting industry standards for integrity, personalized service, efficiency and innovation.

At Taurus we put our belief in quality into practice: we are one of the few Pakistani equity broking firms to have obtained an internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 certification, an international standard for quality management systems.

Company Vision

To invest in quality Human Resource ensuring the company is the preferred Brokerage House in the industry renowned for its expertise and services.

Company information

Taurus Securities Limited (TSL) is an unlisted public limited company in operation since January, 1994. We are a subsidiary of the National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan's largest Commercial Bank, owned by the Government of Pakistan. Our other shareholders include the Bank of Khyber and the Saudi-Pak Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company (Pvt.) Ltd.

Taurus Securities Limited is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan to provide securities brokerage services. TSL is a TREC Holder of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). TSL's NTN number is 1019725-7 and SECP Registration number is K-04677.

Our activities encompass the following areas:

  • Equity brokerage
  • Financial and economic research

In terms of market share, Taurus is ranked high in the top tier of Pakistan equity brokers.

We have our Corporate Headquarters at Karachi, and a branch office in Peshawar through which we provide our clients with trading access to the PSX.

Why Taurus?

The first step towards investing in the stock market is finding the right stockbroker. Choosing the right broker is often the difference between investing success and failure. To justify his or her commission, your broker must help you profit from opportunities while guarding against market risks. Therefore, while choosing your broker, we recommend that you look for the following qualities:

In-depth research

Market timing

Volatile emerging stock markets are often driven by a herd instinct, with investors stampeding in or out at the same time. Quality research provides investors the ability to anticipate market trends well in advance, and thus stay ahead of the herd. Your broker should have a record of successfully forecasting such trends. Macro economic forecasting, technical analysis capability and early market intelligence are essential requirements.

Stock selection

Along with market timing, stock selection is a key part of the investment process. A broker must be able to locate hidden stock values for clients that the rest of the market has overlooked. This is achieved through incisive, original fundamental analysis of individual sectors and companies. Select a broker with a top quality research team covering all major sectors and stocks.

Quality research underpins all of Taurus' principal activities.

Timely research publications

We regularly update our clients on macroeconomic, stock market and sector trends through our daily briefings and other periodical research publications. Clients are also provided with timely recommendations on individual stock prospects. Our research advice is based on a continuous and detailed evaluation of economic indicators, industry and company specific information.

Our research advice is available to all our clients free of cost.

Technology and information systems

Apart from a core team of in-house professionals, our research facility includes an online financial and economic database, a comprehensive stock of books, journals, reports and statistical publications.

Consultancy services

Taurus also provides research and consultancy services in areas such as finance, industry, trade, macro and micro economic policies.

Efficient execution

Once your order has been placed, you would wish to ensure that your broker executes it efficiently. By that we mean buying or selling the quantity you want at the best possible price. Efficient execution requires a combination of sharp dealing skills, market intelligence and a large diversified client network. The last is a key quality to look for in a broker: a widespread client network allows a broker to quickly cross match client orders in illiquid stocks.

Large client base

Taurus' brokerage services cater to local and foreign institutional clients such as mutual funds, unit trusts, investment banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms, and selected individuals. We have established ourselves as a premier brokerage house in the Pakistan market on the strength of swift and transparent execution capabilities and an unrivalled ability to match large and difficult cross trades.


Brokers are often faced with conflicts of interest between their own trading positions and their clients' orders. Thus trading integrity is vital if you are to receive the best possible prices from your broker. Choose a broker with a market reputation for integrity.

Client confidence is our key concern

At Taurus, we recognize that client confidence is the foundation of our business. We apply rigorous internal procedures to avoid potential conflicts of interest, and ensure that our actions are always underlined by transparency.

Adequate capital backing

Brokers often deal with clients on a delivery versus payment basis. This means that if you buy (sell) shares you will make a payment (deliver shares) first and receive shares (payment) later. You are thus exposed to a settlement risk. Make sure that your broker has an adequate capital base and shareholder backing to protect you against settlement risks.

In addition to our equity capital, we have the backing of the substantial financial resources of our sponsoring institutions.

Quality of human resources

The success of a financial services company rests on the quality of its people. To deliver the quality of service that you as a client are entitled to, a broker must employ the best human resources available.

At Taurus you will be cared for by a team of experienced, dedicated professionals, with a commitment to excel at what we do. We recognize that ours is a service industry, where technical excellence alone is not enough. Each one of us at Taurus, therefore, works at building long-term relationships, based on winning the trust, confidence and loyalty of our clients.