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.

All Media Appearances

The New Establishment 100: Amal Sanderatne, Founder and Chief Executive, Frontier Research

Echelon's New Establishment 100 list details the most innovative and influential leaders who have succeeded in business.

Rise in US interest rates, capital move out to affect Sri Lanka - Economist

Following the US presidential election, money has suddenly started flowing out of emerging markets and currencies similar to Sri Lanka have been weakening, which is again causing another round of pressure, Frontier Research CEO Amal Sanderatne said.

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Sri Lanka central bank keeps policy rates steady at record lows

Sri Lanka’s central bank kept key policy rates steady at record lows for a 12th straight month on Tuesday, as expected, and said inflation was expected to ease further with the economy expected “to record a robust performance” in the period ahead.

40 UNDER 40

Our CEO was featured on the 40 under 40 list by echelon

Sri Lanka's next stock rally could be driven on oil hopes: analyst

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Too late for reforms?

After two years of uncertainty and low growth, Sri Lanka’s economy is expected to have a better run in 2018 and beyond, driven by consumer demand, increasing government spending and a pick-up in exports with GSP Plus trade concessions to the EU taking effect, according to Frontier Research.

Reserve outflows ring alarm bells

Sri Lanka’s economy could possibly be at the early stages of spiralling into another crisis if the trend of reserve outflows experienced recently were to continue, the country’s leading economic analysts told a forum organised by a top commercial bank in Colomb

Yes, Flexi-time Is A Viable Option For Your company

Evidence that flexible work arrangements work – for both employee and employer – is not hard to come by and yet it is hardly par for the course in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka sells $1.5 bln, 10-year eurobond at 6.85 pct yield

Sri Lanka sells $1.5 bln, 10-year eurobond at 6.85 pct yield

40 under 40 LIST part 2

CEO and Founder of Frontier Research was featured in the 40 under 40 List

Meet the go to guy for economic forecasts

Amal Sanderatne is not a government policy maker or an economist doing talk show rounds and newspaper columns, prescribing economic policy. Sanderatne is an economic forecaster. In fact he refuses to be drawn in to addressing policy challenges facing the Sri Lankan economy, except to endorse an obvious weakness like the destabilising effects of large budget deficits. However in just the last year he accurately forecasted the rupee’s appreciation from the Rs132 levels to the dollar and also called the decline in bond yields.

Economy: heading for a bubble?

The turbo-charged performance of the stock market and the euphoria over the numbers that reflect a remarkable revival of the economy and the corporate sector tend to hide the ugly reality that the majority of the people in the country are not enjoying the fruits of the market economy.

Outlook and an Assessment of the Sri Lankan economy | Amal Sanderatne | DB2016 S1K5

Amal Sanderatne speech about the outlook and an Assessment of the Sri Lankan economy

[Live] LBR LBO Debrief - Economic & Business Climate outlook 2017

How will the evolving economy scenario impact Sri Lanka's businesses and economy,our CEO gives his views

Sri Lankan prime minister warns of slower growth on global slowdown

Sri Lanka is likely to see sluggish economic growth, slow foreign inflows, and a possible reduction in commodity export revenue in 2016 due to the global slowdown, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned on Wednesday.

Lankan economy outlook, Bourse, mid-cap stocks analysed at SMB Investor Forum

Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic outlook, potential investment opportunities in mid-cap stocks and potential movements in the Sri Lankan rupee were among a range of topics analysed at an investor forum – the first in a planned series of workshops – organised by stockbroking firm SMB Securities Ltd.

"...issue is willing to go through it and willing to fail..." - Amal Sanderatne

Our CEO talks about his experiences during the Sri Lankan innovation sumit '13

A Crisis of Trust

Equity analysts speak about the Sri Lankan Stock market performance

Lankan companies optimistic about future

Companies are expecting strong growth and increased opportunities from the peace dividend in the coming year, according to a survey conducted by MTI Consulting of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs). At a Corporate Finance Forum this week, MTI Chief Executive Officer Hilmy Cader said companies are also looking towards value creation and cost optimisation.

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