Tarun Kataria was appointed CEO India, Religare Capital Markets effective August 2010. Religare Capital Markets is India’s only global emerging markets investment bank and Institutional Equities business. It is part of Religare Enterprises Ltd., India’s fastest growing financial services company. Prior to this appointment Mr. Kataria was MD and Chief Executive of Global Banking and Markets, HSBC India where he is responsible for delivering the Group's industry expertise, cross border M&A advisory, international and domestic financing capabilities to clients in India. He was also Vice Chairman of HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India Pvt. Ltd. and non-Executive Director of HSBC InvestDirect Ltd.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kataria was based in Hong Kong as Managing Director, HSBC Global Markets, responsible for Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Fixed Income Sales across Asia Pacific.
In a career spanning two continents, Mr. Kataria has worked in the US with Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Division and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Derivatives Group. He moved to Asia in 1995 as Head of Derivatives, Southeast Asia for Chase Manhattan Bank based in Singapore. He joined HSBC in 1998 as Head of Derivatives, Southeast Asia and later was appointed Head of Sales, Singapore, HSBC Global Markets.