Ian is a co-founding director of IPD and head of systems and information standards. He is an economist with extensive experience of portfolio analysis and property market research. He took his doctorate at University College London where he started his career as a lecturer and researcher in urban analysis. At IPD, Ian is responsible for all technical aspects of the delivery of client information services, the production of real estate indices and related investment performance measurement systems. In addition, he has extended IPD’s Index operations to cover Fund level indices and services, has developed a social housing benchmarking service in the Netherlands. Most recently he has built the world’s first Pan-European and Global Property Indices, and put in place the infrastructure required to support the rapidly growing property index based derivative markets.