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Who Are We?

We are family-led. Our work is directly linked to the integrity of our name.

When we become involved we drive and deliver. We collaborate with our partners above aboard for mutual success.

We have deep local roots. We have operated in South East Asia for over 25 years.

Starting in Capital Markets we originated and underwrote equity-linked debt instruments totaling in excess USD 340 million for Asian corporates, partnering with Crédit Suisse, Daiwa, Swiss BankCorp and Salomon Bros. Since then we have won and lost, making our mistakes so you don´t have to.

We are an anchor point to partners new to the region.

We help to interpret and to guide. We have genuine relationships throughout Industries, Governments, and Financial Institutions.

We specialize in emerging markets.

We are active throughout South East Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Phillipines, as well as India. We also bridge Asian resources to Africa, including to South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

Family Leadership


Lawrence Anderson Burley

MA (Hons) in Russian, French and History at Cambridge University (UK); MA in International Relations at Fletcher School, Tufts University (USA)


Lawrence has 40 years in commercial and corporate banking, capital markets (origination and trading) and project finance. Starting his career with Citibank in New York and Africa in 1975, he then worked in corporate and trade finance for Trade Development Bank (Safra Group) Geneva, was Deputy CFO for a major Swiss based Iraqi shipping and commodity trading group, and ran dealing rooms, market-making in FX, Precious Metals and Equity-Linked Instruments, for CSFB Geneva and for Tokai Bank, Zurich where he was a Director. In 1990 he founded the corporate advisory firm Tael Ltd, the first of the Anderson Burley Group of corporate entities. 


Alexander Anderson Burley

BSc (Hons) in Economics at University College London (UK)


Alexander has 15 years in motivational training, marketing, and business development for FMCG. More recently he has developed a track record in investments and project development in West Africa. He secured for Malaysian urban planning firm Urbanisma the design and planning contract for the new Oghun state capital in West Nigeria. He also secured Nigerian investment for the Tune hotel franchise, the leisure subsidiary of Tune Group also comprising Air Asia. Alexander also has experience in offshore energy, having represented marine asset owners and engineering contractors in Malaysia and Indonesia. 


Michael A. S. Anderson Burley (*Advisor only)

BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology at Imperial College London (UK); MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise at Cambridge University (UK)


Michael has 5 years in entrepreneurship, strategic consultancy, project management, and corporate innovation for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry. After early experience in biofuel technology transfer with the US Department of Energy, he worked with cutting-edge biotech firms in the UK active in genetic engineering and custom cell lines, antibody engineering, microfluidics-based cell analysis, and biochip-based diagnostics. Michael is currently with the Merck Innovation Center in Germany, where he heads technology strategy and development for a synthetic biology initiative.


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