Independent Research and Policy Advocacy

Mr. Ananth Narayan is an Associate Professor, SPJIMR and Senior India Analyst, Observatory Group LLC. He is an Additional Director nominated by RBI on the Board of Yes Bank, and an Independent Director on the boards of SBI Capital Markets Ltd., Clearcorp Dealing Systems Ltd., CARE Ratings Ltd., Agappe Diagnostics Ltd., Southern Ridges Macro Fund and Southern Ridges Master Macro Fund. He is a member of SEBI’s Mutual Fund Advisory Committee, FICCI’s Capital markets Committee, NSE Clearing Ltd.’s Risk Management Committee, and Kerala Infrastructure Fund Management Ltd.’s Investment Committee. He has over 24 years of experience in banking and financial markets – with Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Citibank. Till December 2017, he was MD & Regional Head of Financial Markets, ASEAN & South Asia with Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, he was SCB’s Head of Financial Markets & Co-Head of Wholesale Banking for South Asia between 2012-15, and Regional Head of FX, Rates & Credit Trading South Asia, between 2009-12.

Prior to Standard Chartered Bank he was with Citibank in Mumbai till 2005 (Director & Head of FICC Trading), and with Deutsche Bank in Mumbai (Managing Director & Head of Global Rates, South Asia – till August 2009). He served as the Chairman of the board of Standard Chartered Nepal Ltd. between 2016 – 2017. He was Vice Chairman on the board of Fixed Income Money Market and Dealers Association (FIMMDA) and Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India (FEDAI), between 2012 and 2017.

He was on the board of Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL) and Standard Chartered Securities India Ltd. (SCSI) between 2013 and 2017. He has been a part of various RBI committees (including the one that launched FX Options in India, Interest Rate Futures, Financial Stability, Financial Benchmarks etc). He has a B.Tech (Electrical) from IIT Bombay and a PGDM from IIM Lucknow.