Anantha Nageswaran V

Area: Finance & Accounting


Areas of Interest

Macro-economics Exchange Rates Financial Regulation Capital Markets

Name: Anantha Nageswaran V
Designation: Dean - IFMR


Dr Anantha-Nageswaran graduated with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1985. He obtained a doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 for his work on the empirical behaviour of exchange rates.

Between 1994 and 2004, he worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS) and for Credit Suisse in Switzerland and in Singapore. In July 2006, he joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Singapore as the Head of Research for Asia. In March 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer for the bank. Since July 2011, he has been a writer, consultant and teacher.

He has been an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and with the Wealth Management Institute at the Nanyang Technological University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in India, including TVS Logistics and Aparajitha Corporate Services (P) Limited. In Singapore, he is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NPS International School.

He helped co-found Aavishkaar Venture Capital (Venture Capital Investor in Social Enterprises) and the Takshashila Institution (a public policy think-tank cum teaching institute).

His co-authored book, ‘Economics of Derivatives’ and ‘Derivatives’ were published by the Cambridge University Press in March 2015 and October 2017 respectively. Another co-authored work, ‘Can India grow?’ has been published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in November 2016. ‘The rise of Finance: Causes, Consequences and Cures’ is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

He writes a weekly column for MINT, an Indian financial daily, on Tuesdays (


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) - 1985
  • PhD in Finance, University of Massachusetts - 1994

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