Sameera Anand

Co-deputy Editor, FinanceAsia

Sameera Anand is the co-deputy editor of FinanceAsia and covers mergers and acquisitions including private equity, as well as market developments in the Indian sub-continent. She spent more than 12 years working as an investment banker with the ICICI group in Mumbai before becoming a financial journalist in 2005. Sameera is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad.

  • Asia's wealthy heirs defy stereotype

    The heirs of the ultra-rich in Asia spend most of their time working, and being able to buy whatever they want is a key personal value, finds a Barclays Wealth survey.

  • UBS's Amy Lo discusses ultra-rich

    Amy Lo, head of ultra-high-net-worth wealth management at UBS, discusses investment behaviour in Asia.

  • HSBC makes slew of research appointments

    HSBC makes slew of research appointments

    Portfolios at HSBC are shuffled and the bank also hires three new staff, as it seeks to strengthen its equity research product.

  • Anita Fung moves up the HSBC ladder

    Anita Fung moves up the HSBC ladder

    Anita Fung is appointed Hong Kong CEO for HSBC, in addition to her role as global banking and markets chief, after the departure of Mark McCombe to BlackRock.

  • Taking shelter in dividend stocks

    Taking shelter in dividend stocks

    Ian Pollock, CFO for Asia at boutique private bank Julius Baer, shares his views on dividends and how private banking clients perceive them.

  • Standard Chartered buys Gryphon

    Standard Chartered buys boutique firm Gryphon Partners to strengthen its advisory capabilities in the mining sector in Australia and Canada.

  • Chinese steelmakers invest $1.95 billion in Brazilian miner

    Chinese steelmakers invest $1.95 billion in Brazilian miner

    A consortium of Chinese buyers shells out $1.95 billion for a 15% stake in a Brazilian niobium producer, as China's quest to secure supplies of key natural resources continues.

  • 300 hires for UBS wealth management this year: Shih

    300 hires for UBS wealth management this year: Shih

    UBS adds to its wealth management team across countries and specifically in the ultra-high-net-worth division. Senior hires include Alun Branigan as head of corporate advisory.

  • BTG Pactual's Asia play

    BTG Pactual's Asia play

    Anders Haagen, managing partner and head of the Hong Kong office of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual, discusses the history of its Asia operations and its strategy for the region.

  • CIBC adds two to capital markets team

    Kenny Chan joins CIBC from Standard Chartered and Soo Chin Tan from WestLB to bolster the Canadian bank's foreign exchange offering.

  • Buffett endorsement bolsters BoA Merrill shares

    Buffett endorsement bolsters BoA Merrill shares

    Buffett's $5 billion investment in Bank of America Merrill Lynch is just the fillip stock markets need, despite specialists' mixed reception to the cash injection.

  • Credit Suisse hires 11 bankers in India

    Credit Suisse hires 11 bankers in India

    Credit Suisse brings 11 bankers on board in India, some to replace earlier losses, and Barclays Capital hires two.

  • Asia's rich give back

    Asia's rich give back

    Philanthropy in Asia is patriotic, but not directed to religious institutions, despite religion driving charitable donations, finds a joint Insead-UBS study.

  • Mark Dowie resurfaces at Standard Chartered

    Mark Dowie resurfaces at Standard Chartered

    Mark Dowie, who has been in London on a break from investment banking since 2004, returns to Asia as head of corporate finance for Standard Chartered.

  • HSBC sells US businesses to Capital One

    HSBC sells US businesses to Capital One

    HSBC sells its US monoline credit card and private-label credit card business to Capital One for more than $30 billion, as group chief executive Gulliver delivers on his promise to streamline the bank and shore up capital.

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