Our Analysts

Amal Sanderatne, CFA
Founder & CEO

Amal is an alumni of the London School of Economics, and is a CFA® charterholder. He previously worked at Jardine Fleming HNB Securities Sri Lanka as Head of Research. Following the takeover of Jardine Fleming by JP Morgan Chase he was transferred to Singapore where he led JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific ADR research and also managed the research of Hong Kong based Access Products Group.

 

Amal founded Frontier Research in 2001 with a vision of creating a firm that does great work whilst offering a choice driven culture to its employees.

Trisha Peries, CFA
Head of Economic Research

Trisha currently functions as the Head of Economic Research services at Frontier, playing a key role in the development of its macroeconomic views catering to many of Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerates, private equity funds, investment banks. She plays a key role in providing and executing strategic business decisions for the firm as well as leading initiatives to develop new opportunities within the economic product portfolio. 

Trisha also functions as a Non-Executive Director at Hela Apparel Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and is also on the Board of trustees to the CEPA Development Fund.

While overseeing her 5-member team of research analysts, she also plays an instrumental role in providing short term trading calls of local government securities through the Trader’s Edge report series.

She has contributed to discussion papers released by the Advocata Institute on the subject of price controls in Sri Lanka among other working papers by recognized institutions on the export industry. She is also regularly featured in the media with her economic insights featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Nikkei Asia, Reuters and Echelon among others.

Nimesha Jayakody
Head of Sector Research & Special Projects

Nimesha currently heads the Sector Research & Special Projects team at Frontier Research and oversees the strategic direction and growth of the team. A key responsibility of hers is the successful delivery of regular reports on selected sectors, as well as making sector-based presentations catering to senior level management teams of Frontier’s clients. She also plays a key support role to the CEO in developing and disseminating the ‘Equity Strategy Perspectives’ report series, which provides varied perspectives on the local equity market with an emphasis on the direction of the market for asset allocation decisions. Her leadership role expands to the Business Development arm of Frontier Research where she is jointly responsible for acquiring, managing and retaining clients.

Nimesha has been featured in the media on a few occasions and has made tv appearances on Channel eye’s ‘Business today’ programme and TV1’s ‘Biz1st – In Focus’ programme. She has also acted as the moderator on two panels featuring business leaders, economists and sector specialists.

Anshari Perera, CFA
Product Head - Economic and Sector Research

Anshari functions as a Product Head at Frontier Research with roles in both Frontier’s Economic and Sector Research teams. She is responsible for macro-economic forecasting, which is critical in developing overall macro economic views, while taking the lead role in Frontier’s banking sector related products. She often delivers presentations catering to top management of firms on these key areas of work. Anshari has also been featured on LMD’s ‘Benchmark’ business program, which discussed her views on the Banking sector.

Anshari joined Frontier with prior experience in the banking industry, having worked previously as a Deputy Manager at the Corporate Banking Unit of Nations Trust Bank. She is also a CFA charterholder.

She loves to get lost in anything to do with art and creativity and likes to play with graphic design when she has free time.

Travis Gomez, CFA
Product Head - Information Services

Travis currently manages Frontier’s news curation products which is responsible for the delivery of Frontier’s brand of business-friendly & time efficient newsletters and other information products. He manages a team of news curators who work remotely and are responsible for the compilation and dissemination of ‘Time Twister’; Frontier’s flagship daily newsletter specializing in Economic and Finance news in Sri Lanka for which Travis was instrumental in its creation. Travis also plays a role in initiating and building business relationships with the management of various firms and has been sent to visit foreign clients in Singapore on behalf of Frontier Research.
 
He is also a member of the academic staff of a number of education institutes where he lectures  undergraduate students in the subjects of Economics and Finance and is also the Co-Chair of the CFA Society Sri Lanka’s Candidate Council. Travis likes to read historical fiction, high fantasy, graphic novels and listens to classical music. He also enjoys going on history walks and exploring museums and art galleries.

Umar Ghouse
Technology Innovator

Umar is currently a Technology Innovator at Frontier, leading Frontier’s software development projects. 


He initially worked in the Economic Research Team, where he conducted analyses on Economic data and contributed to presentations and many written reports, including Frontier’s flagship Economic Monthly report. While working as an Economic analyst, he developed an interest in Frontier’s Software Development effort. Now, having self-learnt software development over the last few years, he is involved in streamlining various processes at Frontier to make them more efficient and effective.


His most recent work involves managing the software team at Frontier and leading our work with consultants on AI projects. His past technological developments include Time Twister Online – an online version of Frontier’s flagship, daily newsletter – and developing a custom CRM for Frontier, as well as conceptualizing and directly overlooking development of systems to deliver our work to clients online.


Umar recently appeared as a panelist at a discussion on Data Analytics, hosted by the Royal Institute of Colombo.


Chayu Damsinghe
Product Lead

Chayu is currently an Associate at Frontier Research and works with the Economics team. He plays a key role in the work surrounding consumer demand and sales patterns in Sri Lanka along with the impact of global markets on the Sri Lankan economy. He also takes a role in the development of Frontier's views on interest rates and the LKR.  He is also involved in communicating Frontier’s work through video channels. He has also been featured on LMD's 'Benchmark' business programme and Channel Eye's 'Business Today' programme on specific economic trends and global impacts on Sri Lanka.


Prior to working at Frontier, he was a part of the research teams at the Advocata Institute and the Green Movement of Sri Lanka

Promodhya Abesekara
Product Lead

Promodhya is currently a Product Lead at Frontier Research and works with the Economics team. She is responsible for inflation forecasting, as well as for quarterly economic reports. She plays a key role in the work surrounding Frontier’s main curated products including the ‘Time Twister’ and the daily ‘Global Customized Summary’ as well as in communicating Frontier’s work through videos. She also takes a role in the development of Frontier's views on interest rates and the LKR. She has also been featured on Channel Eye's 'Business Today' programme on specific economic trends and global impacts on Sri Lanka.

Prior to working at Frontier, she has spent close to 2 years as an audit associate at Delloitte Sri Lanka specializing in internal audits.

Malitha Goonaratne
Trainee Associate

Malitha functions as an Associate at Frontier Research contributing to the preparation of client presentations, key economic reports, banking and equity reports. He is also heavily involved in the formulation of Frontier's economic forecasts working with complex qualitative and quantitative data in order to provide projections on indicators such as the Balance of Payments, Fiscal balances and GDP.

Prior to working at Frontier, he worked as a research intern at The Institute of Policy Studies.

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