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Jeffrey Roach

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Dr. Jeffrey Roach is the Chief Economist with the Investor & Investment Solutions group at LPL Financial. Jeff also serves as a voting member of LPL Research’s Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation Committee where his ability to relate economic conditions with financial market outcomes is highly-valued. Jeff’s broad experiences on an institutional trading floor and in portfolio management, make him an engaging speaker for any audience. Prior to his current role at LPL Financial, Jeff was a Senior Economist with Visa where he focused on macroeconomic forecasting for both internal stakeholders and external clients who were in a diverse set of industries. He started his career as a Senior Economist on Bank of America’s corporate trading floor. While on Bank of America’s corporate trading desk, his group was responsible for internal economic research that was closely guarded and periodically sent to FOMC officials. In order to facilitate cutting edge research, Jeff maintains frequent contact with Federal Reserve economists, Wall Street analysts and other leading economists from around the world. Jeff is a contributor to the financial press, as well as a sought-after speaker, and has presented economic research as far away as Italy’s Ministry of Finance in Rome and Office of National Statistics in the UK. Jeff earned both a PhD and a MA in Economics from Clemson University and a BS in Mathematics from Bob Jones University. He also received a visiting research appointment at Harvard University