Marc Roche

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Marc Roche (born 5 April 1951[1] in Brussels[2]) is a Belgian[3] journalist who has been the London correspondent for the French national newspaper Le Monde since 1997.[1]

Before Roche became the Le Monde London correspondent, he had had the same role at the French magazine Le Point,[1] since 1985.[4] He also writes for the Belgian Le Soir and the Swiss La Tribune de Genève,[1] and is a regular contributor to several British newspapers, such as The Independent[4] and The Guardian.[5] He is also a regular panelist on BBC News's weekly foreign correspondent discussion programme Dateline London.

He specialises in writing about financial institutions and the British monarchy.

Finance criticism[edit]

Marc Roche describes himself as a "liberal who doubts, disappointed by capitalism". Through his experience as a financial reporter for Le Monde he views himself as a connoisseur of Wall Street and the City. Since the 2008 financial crisis he has published three critical books on capitalism's downward slides.


  • Elizabeth II, la dernière reine (Elizabeth II, The Last Queen, 2007), about Queen Elizabeth II
  • Un ménage à trois (2009), about Prince Charles and his two wives, Diana Spencer and Camilla Parker Bowles
  • La banque : Comment Goldman Sachs dirige le monde (The Bank: How Goldman Sachs Rules the World, 2010), about Goldman Sachs
  • Le capitalisme hors la loi, Albin Michel, 2011
  • Les Banksters : voyage chez mes amis capitalistes, Albin Michel, 2014


  1. ^ a b c d Marc Roche biography at Evene. Retrieved 2010-11-13
  2. ^ Marc Roche biography by BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 2010-11-13
  3. ^ RTBF. Retrieved 2011-09-15
  4. ^ a b Marc Roche commentary in The Independent 1 April 2004. Retrieved 2010-11-13
  5. ^ Marc Roche article in The Guardian 14 March 2003. Retrieved 2010-11-13