Iyer heads to JPMorgan India

Former Citi analyst takes head of India research role.
JPMorgan has hired Bharat Iyer to take on the post of head of Indian equity research. He will be based in the investment bankÆs Mumbai offices and his new position will also add responsibility for equity strategy and automobiles to his research portfolio.

He joins from Citigroup and will now report to Jose M. Linares, JPMorgan's Hong Kong based head of Asian equity research. The move also follows the recent transfer of five analysts from Hong Kong to India.

JPMorgan has also indicated that IyerÆs hiring will be the first of several in India, with the bank poised to lure senior and junior analysts over 2006.

For the past five years Iyer...

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