2019 Vault Rankings
"Culture and colleagues”
“Excellent compensation given the hours worked”
“Interesting work and flexibility”
“Lack of clear internal processes”
“Limited international opportunities outside of Europe”
“Volatility in workloads”
"Very good in economic consulting."
Frontier Economics is one of the largest economic consultancies in Europe. Founded in 1999, Frontier Economics has a simple remit: it comes to the aid of its clients through a combination of economics and analysis, mixed with comprehensive sector knowledge.
The firm's expertise covers, among others, competition policy, regulation, strategy, behavioural economics, litigation and dispute support, transactional due diligence, public policy, and international trade, and stretches across several industries, including: energy, financial services, health care, post, consumer retail, media and telecoms, transport and water.
Frontier Economics has a unique corporate structure, where all employees own a part of the business. This ensures that incentives across teams and practices are aligned and everyone works hard to deliver excellent outputs for the firm's clients.
The firm applies its economic toolkit to help clients understand complex challenges and make better decisions. While the analysis is thorough, the advice provided is clear, honest and delivered in plain language. Frontier's work helps clients to make important commercial and regulatory decisions which has far reaching impact.
Frontier conducts its business and gives advice on a case-by-case basis, rather than using off-the-shelf techniques. And the firm's approach is paying off: the firm has pulled in high profile clients like Tesco, Vodafone, RWE, the NHS, Ofgem, Committee on Climate Change, Lloyds Bank, Easyjet, BBC, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
In addition to advising private-sector clients, Frontier's public sector work keeps its experts busy. Frontier experts have worked for a number of European government departments over the years, helping them uncover the impacts of implementing new policy through a range of analytical tools, including cost-benefit analysis, policy impact assessments and market studies.
The firm's pro-bono work has routinely supported third sector and not-for-proft organisations. For example, Frontier assisted the children's charity Whizz-Kidz to show how it was improving lives and saving money by getting the right wheelchair to disabled children in a timely manner, often cutting out weeks of frustration and cost.
71 High Holborn
London WC1V 6DA
Phone: 44 (0)207 031 7000
Employer Type: Private
Chairman: Gus O'Donnell
2018 Employees (All Locations): 244
London, United Kingdom
Energy and climate change