OUR FOUNDER AND HISTORY
Founder of Frontier Research Pvt. Ltd. (1976 - 2023)
Amal founded Frontier at the age of 27, with the vision of building a corporate culture which allows all its stakeholders to choose how to best use their time. Disillusioned by the 9-5 culture and corporate moulds which inhibit individual creativity, he envisioned a "life first" workplace which focuses on what's best for its employees and all its stakeholders. Amal believed in treating everyone equally, building a non-hierarchical organisation, providing a safe space for each one to speak their own views, while inculcating the importance of radical candor in all our conversations.
Prior to establishing Frontier, Amal was the Head of Research, Jardine Fleming HNB Securities, Sri Lanka. 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.
We remember Amal most fondly for his unmatched intellect, his efforts to remain independent and unbiased, his ability to think way beyond his time, the respectful and uninhibited culture he built, the opportunities he provided for the young, and the infectious excitement he brought to the table every time he wanted to try something new.
As Amal would say "Change is the only constant" and everyone whose lives he's touched will keep his legacy alive at Frontier and beyond!
Frontier’s evolution story – Change is the only constant.
A group of experienced international equity research and investment banking professionals formally established Frontier Research.
Focus at the time of establishment was to be known as equity and economic researchers working primarily on buy-side investment advisory.
Frontier dived deeper into the niche world of providing best investment recommendations in Sri Lanka with a focus on public securities.
Diversified expertise into offering customised and business friendly perspectives on economic developments to businesses and investors while also providing investment recommendations focused on public securities.
We believe time is our most precious resource. We believe in work that enables people to live better by using their time better. For our team, this means enabling them to engage in fulfilling work at times that are best suited for them, in a life-first work environment. For our clients, this means getting them the information that matters most to them in less time, through time efficient research and information services.
Frontier built on the above vision through its diverse portfolio of macro-economic research reports customised for a business audience and curation products geared towards a time efficient read.
A trusted and independent macro advisory firm bringing economic research to the boardroom. We believe that our advisory products, presentations and curated newsletters and sector updates provide timely and relevant information geared to corporate, investment and financial services clientele.