Trisha Peries, CFA

Head of Economic Research

Trisha Peries, CFA

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.

Media Appearances

Trisha Peries on the Problems Heralded by the Unprecedented Rupee Devaluation

Trisha Peries on the Problems Heralded by the Unprecedented Rupee Devaluation

21-2-14

Prior to the imposition of measures to suspend forward transactions, the Rupee had weakened about 6% within the first 25 days of the year. A significant movement, given that the currency had only weakened by around 3% in 2020. Check out what Frontier's Head of Economic Research Trisha Peries had to say about the Rupee's woes on Kaleidoscope.

A closer look new CBSL monetary policy and its future

A closer look new CBSL monetary policy and its future

19-8-11

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

19-1-28

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.

Problems Heralded by the Unprecedented Rupee Devaluation

Problems Heralded by the Unprecedented Rupee Devaluation

21-1-28

Prior to the imposition of measures to suspend forward transactions, the Rupee had weakened about 6% within the first 25 days of the year. A significant movement, given that the currency had only weakened by around 3% in 2020. Check out what Frontier's Head of Economic Research Trisha Peries had to say about the Rupee's woes on Kaleidoscope.

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka Central Bank unexpectedly cuts key interest rates to support growth

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka Central Bank unexpectedly cuts key interest rates to support growth

20-1-29

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka unexpectedly cut its policy rates at the first Monetary Policy Review for 2020. Here's Trisha Peries, Product Head of Economic Research with her thoughts on this move.

Economic Impact on Sri Lanka Post-Easter Sunday Attacks

Economic Impact on Sri Lanka Post-Easter Sunday Attacks

19-5-29

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?

19-1-7

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 faces key challenge in 2020 to maintain economic stability

Sri Lanka faces key challenge in 2020 to maintain economic stability

19-12-31

With the dawn of a new year, Sri Lanka's economy faces a new set of opportunities and challenges. Here's our Product Head, Trisha Peries with her thoughts on the economic trajectory for 2020 and the immediate economic challenges.

Budget 2019: What were the positive and negative takeaways?

Budget 2019: What were the positive and negative takeaways?

19-4-30

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 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

19-3-4

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.