(Part Time)


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (USA), 1990-1994
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( Master of Business Administration), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1983-1985
  • Bachelor of Commerce, American College, Madurai, India, 1980-1983

Subjects Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Financial Markets

Academic Experience

  • Affiliated Faculty, Singapore Management University, 2014 - present
  • Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy – NUS, 2012-2013
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (India), 2013 and 2014
  • Visiting Faculty, SP Jain Centre for Management (SPJCM) now know as S P Jain School of Global Management , (2007 - 08, 2013, 2016- 2017)
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai (India), 2006 - 08 and 2011-13

Corporate Experience

  • Managing Director, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., Zurich, March 2009 – May 2011
  • Head of Investment Research, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., Singapore, July 2006 –July 2011
  • Managing Director, Libran Asset Management (Pte) Ltd.,Sept. 2004 – June 2006
  • Founder-Director and Chief Investment Officer, Libran Asset Management (Pte) Ltd., (Sept. 2004 – June 2006)
  • Consultant Member, ICICI Bank - International Banking Division, Nov. 2004 – June 2006
  • Consultant Member, Credit Suisse Asset Management Asia-Pacific Total Return Fund, Jan. 2004 – June 2006
  • Regional Head of Investment Consulting, Credit Suisse Private Banking, Nov. 1996 – July 2004
  • Currency Economist, Union Bank of Switzerland, March 1994 - Oct. 1996
  • Deputy Manager, Chennai Petroleum Company Limited (CPCL), India -  (1985-1990)
  • Independent Consultant, Global Investment Strategy and Global Economics, 2011 – Present


  • ‘Can India Grow?’, jointly with Gulzar Natarajan, published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2016)
  • ‘Economics of Derivatives’, jointly with Dr. T.V. Somanathan, published by Cambridge University Press (2015)
  • "Global Financial Markets - Issues and Perspectives" - - a selection of articles written for ‘Business Line’ - published in April 2003 by the Institute of Certified Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)

Conference papers presented

  • Speaker at the Thought Leaders’ Conclave on Public Sector Banking in India, Sastra University, Tanjore, India (March 2017)
  • Panellist at the Gateway Dialogue 2017 on Global Capital Flows and Taxation, Gateway House Mumbai, India (February 2017)
  • Panellist at the Session on Bengal and Southeast Asia: Opportunities and Tasks at Bengal Global Business Summit, Kolkata, India (January 2017)
  • Co-panellist with Adam Posen, (Ms.) Dambisa Moyo in the session on Global Economic Outlook moderated by Prof. Dani Rodrik at the MBN Forum, Seoul (February 2013)
  • ‘Fat tails, luck and loss-aversion’ - inaugural speech delivered at the two-day seminar on risk management organised by the Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL), Mumbai (August 2012)
  • ‘Indian economy: problems and prospects’ – speech delivered at the joint event co-hosted by the School of Business at George Washington University and the US-India Business Council (May 2012)
  • ‘Prospects for the Asian Century’ – speech delivered at the Fourteenth Annual Financial Market Forum, Luxembourg (October 2005)
  • Lecture on Financial Markets and Emerging Economies to Economics students at Cambridge University, organised by Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Cambridge University, October 2000

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Paper award to the paper on “International Convergence of short-term and long-term interest rates: Theory” and Empirical Tests presented at the 1995 Global Finance Conference, San Diego, California, USA
  • Nominated by the School of Management, University of Massachusetts, for the Richard D. Irwin Doctoral Fellowship for the year 1993
  • The World Business Awards constituted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have selected Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund (AIMVCF) among the top ten business models in the world that serve towards fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for the year 2006

Media Appearances & Coverage

  • Regular comments on global economy and financial markets in international and Indian business television networks and newswires since October 1999.
  • Weekly columns on Tuesdays in MINT (February 2007 - present)
  • Fortnightly column in Financial Express (India) (May 2005 - Jan. 2007)
  • Fortnightly column for Business Line (Feb. 1999 – April 2005)
  • Bi-monthly column in ‘Edge’ (2005) and ‘Asia Inc.’ (2006-08)
  • Monthly column on Central European Currencies in Central European, a Euromoney publication (June 1995- October 1996)