Media release – GIRA

January 14, 2014


Frontier Advisors and Segal Rogerscasey, founding members of the Global Investment Research Alliance (GIRA), have welcomed London based LCP as the third Alliance member.

GIRA was formed in 2013 to share research on investment managers among member firms across global regions. In addition, the Alliance has formed a Global Investment Committee with members providing their perspective on economic and market influences.

The Alliance, covering North America, Australia and New Zealand, plus now the U.K. and Europe, plans to have a maximum of six members with additional firms to cover South America, Asia, and the Middle East and Africa. Alliance members are independent firms operating in defined geographic areas and focused on delivering customized solutions for asset owners.

Speaking about the addition of the new partner Damian Moloney, CEO of Frontier Advisors, commented: “GIRA creates a synergy within the partnership in the way it adds to the existing strengths, insights and knowledge base of each member firm. Ultimately, that improves outcomes for clients’ investment portfolios. The addition of LCP strengthens what is developing into a formidable alliance.”

John DeMario, President & CEO of Segal Rogerscasey, added, “LCP has a longstanding record of achievement in consulting in the UK and Europe. Our actuarial colleagues at Sibson Consulting already work closely with LCP in the Multinational Group of Actuaries and Consultants and we are very pleased to welcome them to GIRA.”

Gavin Orpin, Head of Trustee Investment Consulting at LCP, stated: “Our goal is to provide the best global research to increase our clients’ investment performance. Joining GIRA is beneficial for our clients as it enables more opportunities to be utilised. We’re delighted to be a part of this initiative and look forward to working with the other members of the Alliance in the years to come.”

In addition to consulting activities, the Alliance holds periodic forums to discuss global investment trends, client issues, and capital market directions.

Frontier Advisors  was established in 1995 and with $A160 billion in funds under advice is Australia’s leading specialist, independent investment advisory businesses. Services are provided to some of Australia’s largest institutional investors and include investment strategy and configuration advice, manager and investment research, quantitative modelling and solutions, regulatory and governance advice and retirement solutions. Frontier also provides online research via the proprietary Mercury research platform.

Segal Rogerscasey, a member of The Segal Group, is a leading global investment solutions firm that provides innovative, client-driven consulting advice and outsourcing solutions. The firm has been in operation for more than 40 years and is one of the largest U.S.-based investment consultants. Clients include corporations, non-profit organizations, 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 investment, 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.