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.

All 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.

Implications of Covid-19 on the Sri Lankan Economy

Implications of Covid-19 on the Sri Lankan Economy

20-6-29

What would life be like post-COVID?
What are the present implications on the Sri Lankan and global economy?
What are the challenges faced by Tourism, Banking, Real Estate and much more?
What would the future economic forecasts be?
What would be the opportunities for budding entrepreneurs?

Sri Lanka cbank cuts statutory ratio to boost credit growth

Sri Lanka cbank cuts statutory ratio to boost credit growth

19-2-20

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.

Sri Lanka central bank seen holding rates to spur growth: Reuters poll

Sri Lanka central bank seen holding rates to spur growth: Reuters poll

18-7-31

CBSL is likely to hold off on a rate cut given the tightening global monetary environment which is causing other central banks in Asia to even look toward rate hikes.

1Q growth slumps to 3.8%

1Q growth slumps to 3.8%

17-6-15

Analysis of the performance of the Sri Lankan economy for Q1 of 2017.

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.

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

19-4-7

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?

18-11-30

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.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka central bank keeps rates steady, says growth below potential

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka central bank keeps rates steady, says growth below potential

18-2-13

CBSL held rates steady as expected while the economy remains likely to recover from the effects of adverse weather conditions in the past two years and benefit from the expected boost in external demand and foreign direct investment inflows.

Sri Lanka's consumer price inflation hits record high on drought

Sri Lanka's consumer price inflation hits record high on drought

17-2-27

COLOMBO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s consumer price inflation hit a record high of 6.8 percent in February under a new index, government data released on Tuesday showed, pushed up by the impact of a lingering drought and base-year effects.

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.

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 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.

CB seen keeping policy rates steady amid political crisis

CB seen keeping policy rates steady amid political crisis

18-11-13

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.

POLL-Sri Lanka cbank seen holding key rates steady ahead of budget

POLL-Sri Lanka cbank seen holding key rates steady ahead of budget

17-11-1

CBSL is expected to keep rates steady to support the economy despite a pick-up in inflation and strong credit growth

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.