Julien has invested and been involved in real estate globally for over a decade. Following a successful career in financial services across the US, Europe and Asia, he has started up and been involved in several businesses in FinTech as well as in real estate. Julien’s extensive experience in setting up, operating and expanding businesses internationally will bring a unique perspective to Tuah Group’s strategy and business.
Most recently Julien co-founded Smartfolios in 2016, a quant-enabled advisory, insight and portfolio management platform for financial institutions. The venture was acquired in February 2018 by Finantix, an established financial technology provider, to deliver a market leading digital wealth management platform to its global banking and institutional client base.
In 2015 he also co-founded L2 Properties, a US real estate development company that originates and develops high-end single- and multi-family residential projects in the city of Chicago, its surrounding suburbs and other prime metropolitan markets.
Julien is also Member of the Supervisory Board of Rely Invest since 2016. Rely Invest is a business of Virage-Viager in France which structures lifetime annuities products based on residential real estate portfolios offered to institutional investors, private funds and family offices.
He founded consultancy firm Metis Partners (2015) and is a Founding Partner of investment firm Prime Investment Group (2016).
He holds a MSc in Economics from University of Nice, France, an MBA level degree from Toulouse Business School, France and he is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. (Illinois State).