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Trisha Peries, CFA

Product Head: Economic Research

Trisha currently heads Economic Research services at Frontier and plays a key role in the development of Frontier's macroeconomic views while handling the overall coordination of much of Frontier's economic reports and presentations catering to senior level management. 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. Additionally, she leads the initiative to ensure all of Frontier’s products fully meet and fit Frontier’s brand promise of being time efficient and business friendly.


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, while more recently providing her insights on Nielsen Sri Lanka's Annual Review. Trisha also contributes her economic insights to articles featured Wall Street Journal, Nasdaq news, Reuters and Echelon while expanding her presence to TV media.

Media Appearances

A closer look new CBSL monetary policy and its future

A closer look new CBSL monetary policy and its future

The CBSL appears to be taking a cautious easing monetary policy stance, but what are the factors contributing to this, and what can we expect on their policy in the future? Watch as our Product Head Trisha Peries gives her insights in this latest Interview conducted by the LMD Benchmark Magazine.

Sri Lanka, Deep in Debt, Turns Increasingly to China for Loans

Sri Lanka, Deep in Debt, Turns Increasingly to China for Loans

Sri Lanka’s recent political turbulence has forced it to borrow more from China as it scrambles to raise enough foreign currency to meet its first-quarter debt payments.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

Sri Lanka on Tuesday boosted spending on state employees, pensioners and the armed forces, and promised many rural infrastructure projects in a 2019 budget to woo voters before two elections, following a period of political instability.

CB seen keeping policy rates steady amid political crisis

CB seen keeping policy rates steady amid political crisis

The recent policy move by the Central Bank has raised a few eyebrows. Here's Trisha Peries, our Product Head of Economic Research, with her thoughts on why they may have opted for a policy rate hike.

Economic Impact on Sri Lanka Post-Easter Sunday Attacks

Economic Impact on Sri Lanka Post-Easter Sunday Attacks

According to our product head Trisha Peries , the immediate impact on SL's economy following the terror attacks is difficult to assess- but we might still see investments come in for the telecommunication and tech sectors

Why did the LKR face such high depreciation?

Why did the LKR face such high depreciation?

The Sri Lankan rupee has been faced with troubling times in the last few months and it has raised many questions on the health of the economy. To give us some answers, here's Trisha Peries, our Product Head of Economic Research discussing the reasons behind the high depreciation of the rupee and giving an outlook of our macro-economy.

Sri Lanka cbank cuts statutory ratio to boost credit growth

Sri Lanka cbank cuts statutory ratio to boost credit growth

Sri Lanka's Central Bank reduced commercial banks' statutory reserve ratio (SRR) by 100 basis points on Friday in a surprise move to increase liquidity and boost credit growth as policymakers struggle to boost economic growth following a political crisis and a recent rate increase.

Budget 2019: What were the positive and negative takeaways?

Budget 2019: What were the positive and negative takeaways?

Although many presumed that this year's budget would focus primarily on the election, it was a more responsible budget than expected. Delving into the other positive and negative takeaways from Budget 2019, here's our Product Head, Trisha, on Benchmark.

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka central bank leaves rates unchanged, but could ease in future

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka central bank leaves rates unchanged, but could ease in future

Sri Lanka’s central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Monday, but said it could cut rates in future to boost an economy struggling in the wake of a political crisis and sluggish private sector credit growth.

Too late for reforms?

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.