Frontier appoints Director of Sector Research

Executive Move


Frontier Advisors has announced the appointment of Paul Newfield to the newly-created role of director of sector research.

Newfield joins Frontier from Willis Towers Watson where he has held the role of senior consultant for over eight years. Prior to that, he spent twelve years at Mercer, including a stint in the firm's New Zealand office, where he led Mercer’s retirement business and chaired the board of its trustee company.

Commenting on his appointment, Frontier Advisors CEO Andrew Polson said: “Paul is a well-known and highly regarded consultant in the industry and someone known to be extremely values driven, which makes him a great fit for our organisation."

He added: “This is a very important role with a primary focus on driving innovation and client alignment in our research program. Additionally, Paul will work closely with our global investment research alliance partners, and also provide input to our broader strategy and client relationships through his involvement as a member of our leadership team.”

Newfield is one of six new additions to Frontier this month, with senior consultant Paul Tulloch and associate Donna Davis joining the firm's alternatives and derivatives research team; consultant Iain McMahon joining the debt and currency team; Ann Tran, with a background in economic research, joining the capital markets and asset allocation team; and Thushani de Silva, formerly of Zenith Investment Partners, Capital Alliance and PwC, moving into a client facing advisory role.

A spokesperson for Willis Towers Watson said that recruitment is underway for Newfield's successor.

Q&A with Frontier's new Director of Sector Research


Paul Newfield has joined Frontier Advisors in the newly-created role of director of sector research. We ask Paul what he's looking forward to most, what's on his to do list, and if ESG considerations will be a big part of his role? He also reflects on how the industry has changed over the past two decades, names his pick for 'the next big thing' in investment management, and admits to being a 'cautious adventurer by heart'.



June 2019

Senior Consultant

Willis Towers Watson


July 2019

Director of Sector Research

Frontier Advisors

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