We’re pleased to announce the appointment of two new senior hires for the firm, rounding out more than a dozen additions to our team over the last quarter.
Priya Patel starts with Frontier on 31 January as a Senior Consultant working in our Responsible Investment Group, headed by Joey Alcock. Priya, who has qualifications in law, engineering and science, has over 15 years of ESG experience across consulting, property, infrastructure, corporate, banking and government. She joins Frontier from VFMC having most recently held the role of Investment Stewardship Manager.
Priya’s addition to Frontier’s Responsible Investment Group adds further capability to that team and follows the addition of former PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds who will join the Frontier Board in February.
Michiel Swaak has also been appointed as a Senior Consultant working in the alternatives and derivatives research team, headed by Scott Pappas. Michiel brings extensive experience across hedge funds and research more broadly, along with strong quantitative skills. Michiel, who began his career more than twenty years ago in the Netherlands in banking, pension funds and asset management, has more recently worked at QIC, Macquarie and Deloitte.
His addition to our team will help provide our clients with increasingly sophisticated advice across derivatives and alternatives. Michiel will be based in Sydney.
The firm has been hiring strongly in recent months adding seven new Associates, a quantitative researcher and three new members to our dedicated technology team – now fourteen strong. In addition, we have hired two PhD interns to work alongside Dr Ann Tran on econometric modelling and further boost the quantitative capability of our capital markets and asset allocation research.
Frontier CEO, Andrew Polson, explained the hiring program is designed to both support the strong client growth Frontier is experiencing and to develop key areas of the firm’s proposition. “We are very pleased to have added a record number of clients, from a range of sectors, in recent months. Our recruitment efforts will help us add capability and capacity for further growth and help us maintain a healthy consultant to client ratio.
“We are currently looking to fill a range of additional roles, including very senior client consulting and specialist research roles. We hope to progressively announce these appointments in the coming weeks.”