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 JuliusBaer & 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. For about seven year from July 2011, he was a writer, consultant and teacher.
He was Dean, IFMR Graduate School of Business (Krea University) from October 2018 to December 2019.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in India, including TVS Supply Chain Solutions (P) Limited and TVS Sri Chakra Ltd. In Singapore, he is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NPS International School.
In October 2019, he was appointed as a part-time member to the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India for a period of two years.
His co-authored book, ‘Economics of Derivatives’ and ‘Derivatives’ were published bythe 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’ published by the Cambridge University Press is his most recent (co-authored) work.
He writes a weekly column for MINT, an Indian financial daily, on Tuesdays (www.livemint.com).