Anand was earlier the Executive Director of Dvara Research. Anand specialises in issues of financial system design such as customer protection, institutional design of the financial system, and sustainable financing for cities. Prior to Dvara Research, Anand was a founding member of IFMR Capital, an organisation that provides capital markets access to institutions that impact low-income households.
He previously worked on the structured credit desk at Broadstreet Group, a New York-based hedge fund. His writing has been published in Economic and Political Weekly, Environment and Urbanisation Asia, and Urban India, and he has published work on banking in India, mobilising capital in emerging markets, and urbanisation. He graduated with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.