The Global Investment Research Alliance
The Global Investment Research Alliance (GIRA) is an innovative information sharing alliance between regional, like-minded and independent investment advisory firms. Frontier and Segal Marco Advisors are the foundation members, creating the Alliance in 2013, with UK-based firm, LCP, joining in 2014.
Segal Marco Advisors (SMA) is a top 10 US investment advisory firm headquartered in New York. SMA has been in operation for more than 40 years and has 150 staff and 400 clients. LCP (formerly Lane Clark & Peacock) is an actuarial and risk management consulting firm founded in London in 1947. LCP has more than 500 staff based at locations in the UK and Europe, with more than 300 investment advisory clients.
GIRA provides each partner with access to an expanded manager research database, with all three databases accessible remotely and online. Regular contact between sector team counterparts, onsite meetings, joint manager meetings, research forums and joint venture research projects all contribute to enhanced global awareness and a sharing of ideas and concepts from a broad international pool of investment professionals.
The Aliance supplements, rather than replaces, our existing extensive global research. As part of Frontier’s ratings process for offshore investment ideas, the ratings of LCP and SMA for a product are presented with our rating recommendation. Final ratings are, of course, at Frontier’s discretion.
Segal Marco Advisors
Segal Marco Advisors has been in operation for more than 40 years and is one of the largest US-based investment consultants. Clients include corporations, non-profit organisations, endowments, foundations, state and local governments and joint Boards of trustees administering benefit plans under the Taft-Hartley Act. The firm works with financial services firms through Rogerscasey, a Division of Segal Advisors, and with Canadian clients through Segal Rogerscasey Canada.
LCP is an actuarial and risk management consulting firm founded in London in 1947. Clients include 3i, Barnardo’s, Hilton Worldwide, NM Rothschild & Sons, Smith & Nephew, Tate & Lyle, Volkswagen and Whitbread. The firm has more than 500 staff based at locations in London, Winchester, Brussels, Utrecht, Dublin and Abu Dhabi.