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Cathal Rochford

Partner | Mallorca

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Cathal spent three years at London-based investment manager Sarasin & Partners, where he looked after high-net-worth clients and helped develop the Irish office. He moved to Merrion Capital in Dublin as Advisory Portfolio Manager before relocating to Spain to join Blevins Franks in 2016. Originally part of the team in Alicante, Cathal moved to the Balearics to become a Partner at the Mallorca office in 2019.  

Cathal has a Degree in Business Studies (B.B.S. Hons) and a Master’s Degree (M.A.). He also holds the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice from University College Dublin, the CFA UK Level 4 Certificate in Investment Management and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Investment Advice Diploma. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. 

Cathal has in-depth understanding of the Spanish tax regime, its interaction with UK rules and regulations and the key issues faced by British expatriates. As the local Partner for Mallorca, he ensures our clients across the Balearic Islands receive quality, personalised wealth management and tax planning advice. He is supported locally by Regional Manager, Kevin Cassar and Financial Planner, Henry Rutherford, as well as in-house teams of tax, pension, investment and client services specialists in Blevins Franks’ London and Malta offices.

Cathal grew up in Dublin, where he played football and hurling competitively for 15 years. Nowadays, he enjoys swimming and hiking with his dogs. Cathal loves the Mediterranean way of life and, thanks to his Spanish-Italian wife, has family throughout southern Spain. Away from the office, Cathal enjoys travelling to new places and spending time with his family.

Cathal is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).
FCA registration | CISI register

Office/s:  Mallorca