City analysts are made, not born.

We make them.

Frontline Analysts provides properly trained, cost-efficient analysts across risk management, equity and bonds.

Our services 


Consultant analysts

Add analysts to your own team with early-career consultant analysts who work only for you. Properly trained analysts, at a fraction of the cost of in-house analysts, liberate your team to do more value-added work.

You have the option to recruit your consultants into your team as they become part of your succession planning. Consultants can be from any country and be located offshore, in a nearby city in your country of operation or sit next to you in your HQ.


UK & global apprenticeships

Have us recruit and train your analysts, using the methods and trainers proven successful since 2005.

Frontline is proud to be an Approved Training Provider of apprenticeships under the UK government’s Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. We deliver Compliance/Risk – Level 6 specialist and Level 3 officer and also Investment/Commercial Banking (under development by UK government) – Level 7.

On a global basis, upgrade the quality of your offshore analysts. On-shore, we can run your London or NY graduate recruitment and three-month induction program to global standards. Alternatively, ramp up your near-shore centres in Birmingham, Berlin, Bordeaux or Baltimore.

Only we have City of London analysts to train & oversee your analysts

Only we have Veteran City and Wall St. analysts mentoring and training young analysts. Our trainers all have over 20 years of experience in their field in the City of London and on Wall Street

Cutting edge recruitment and training programs. We have developed unique intensive apprenticeship programs which produce proactive, thoughtful analysts for global capital markets

Proven across Risk Management and Credit, as well as Equity since 2005. Trusted long term partner to a blue-chip client list, including sole apprenticeship and augmentation analyst provider to top 5 global banks and asset managers.


On a day to day basis, clients speak directly to the analysts producing the views and reports that they commission. Analysts are proud to take individual ownership and never hide behind managers.

As an additional layer of communication, Frontline Analyts’ Client Engagement function is based in London and staffed by experienced European bankers and risk managers. Clients stay in regular conversation with use making sure that the engagement meets your needs on an on-going basis.

Areas of expertise

Credit risk management

Market risk

Op Risk & Compliance

Risk models

Risk reports & controls

Corporate bond research


Recruitment & Training

City trainers make City analysts


Darren founded Frontline Analysts in 2005 and is CEO. Previously he was a ranked fixed income credit analyst, focusing on European banks, and before that with the Bank of England as a regulator


Zafar has extensive experience of market and credit risk management gained over 25 years at prestigious investment banks, including RBS, Citigroup, Paribas Capital Markets, ABN Amro, Credit Suisse and Commerzbank


Dan Davies is a ranked equity analyst in the Banks and Diversified Financials sectors, with over 20 years in the stock market. He has held posts as a Director at Credit Suisse and Exane BNP Paribas, among other top-tier firms


Daljeet is the London MD responsible for the client journey, coordinating set-up and engagement development to ensure that clients get the best possible service. He has over 20 years’ experience as a senior manager at a major blue-chip UK corporate


Sarah is an internationally acclaimed consultant and coach, working with news anchors on a major City finance TV channel and the UK government. She has pioneered the application of European senior management coaching techniques for the early-career analyst based off-shore


Derek, our lead US-based MD, has over 30 years of experience as a credit analyst in the US and Europe, and as a research director. His previous roles include senior analyst responsibilities at JP Morgan Asset management and Janus

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In which we explore how risk functions can be successfully off-shored, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

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