Julian Roche joined Cavendish Maxwell as Chief Economist in January 2019. From an old real estate family in Ireland, his career as an economist began with a first class honours degree in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at the age of 19, following which he was an analyst with the UK Government. Roche later helped develop and launch the UK’s residential forecasting service with the firms that merged to become Global Insight. He subsequently developed derivatives in the City of London and established real estate futures contracts for what is now the International Commodity Exchange. He also ran a property development and management firm, before eventually serving as an international consultant and trainer to governments, central banks and notable firms including AXA, Citibank, DBS, Deloitte and Thomson Reuters. He fills his work-free time with academic pursuits; he holds several postgraduate degrees, including a PhD in international risk management policy, and a Licensed Conveyancer qualification. He has also published many business and academic texts and articles, and is a keen walker – especially fond of the Scottish Highlands.

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