Executive Committee

Executive Committee

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The following members of the STA form the STA Executive Committee.

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Tom Hicks MENG MSTA MSCI

Chairman of the Society of Technical Analysts and Head of Programmes
Tom Hicks
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Tom Hicks, Chairman of the STA, is co-founder of IFTM Capital, a systematic trading business implementing technical analysis.  A Fixed Income Trader and Ex Big Four Consultant, he has over 15 years’ experience in the financial industry as a Fixed income trader and Sales person.  Tom has a wealth of experience and regulatory knowledge having worked for numerous Tier 1 banks and asset managers.

He started trading at Standard Bank where for 5 years he ran the G7 desk focusing on fixed income and then trading Emerging market rates and options. It was here he started looking at technical analysis and afterwards gained the MSTA diploma. He actively used the qualification to provide advice to clients as an options broker at a number of brokerage firms.

Apart from being STA chairman he also joined the IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts) board as a director in 2015.

Clive Lambert MSTA

Vice Chairman and Marketing Committee
Clive Lambert
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Clive Lambert is a Vice Chairman of the STA and serves on the Marketing Committee. Clive’s company FuturesTechs is one of the UK’s leading independent technical analysis providers. The company is a five-times winner at the Technical Analyst Magazine Awards, most recently winning the “Best Commodities, Energy and Power Research” category at the 2015 awards.

Clive, who is the founder and director of FuturesTechs, has also served on the STA Board, and has been both a regular conference speaker and lecturer on STA courses for many years. He is able to offer STA Diploma Course students not only in-depth knowledge of a wide range of technical analysis tools but also the benefit of his many years’ experience as broker and trader before setting up his own company.

He has been writing technical analysis reports for his clients for over 15 years, and his book “Candlestick Charts: An Introduction to using Candlestick Charts” is on the STA reading list.

Richard Adcock MSTA

Vice Chairman, Company Secretary, Education and Journal Committee
Richard Adcock
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Richard Adcock is Managing Director, Adcock Analysis Ltd, an independent technical research service, offering subscriptions for weekly reports and daily updates, on FX and rates markets. Richard previously worked for Brevan Howard, and was formerly Global Head of Technical Strategy for UBS, specialising in Candlestick analysis, combining it with momentum and trending techniques to establish both long and short-term trading strategies.

Adcock Analysis Ltd has been voted top independent technical research house for FX in 2017 & 2018, and Richard Top Fixed Income Technical Strategist, in the Technical Analyst magazine poll for 2009, 2011 & 2013, as well as runner up in 2010 and 2012. Top spot in the best Fixed Income Technical Analyst section of the Extel Awards was also achieved during his time with UBS.

Karen Jones BSC FSTA

Treasurer
Karen Jones
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Karen Jones is a Managing Director and Head of FICC Technical Analysis Research at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets. The group is responsible for forecasting and formulating technical trading strategy globally and covers foreign exchange, fixed income, emerging markets and commodities. She has extensive experience of technical analysis spanning 25 years.

Karen previously worked as a global FX technical strategist at CSFB (1993-1998) and  as a technical analyst at Sucden (UK) Ltd (1987-1993).

Charles Newsome MSTA FCSI

Head of the Investment Committee
Charles Newsome
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Charles is a Portfolio Manager at Investec within the Wealth and Investments Division. He is also Divisional Director and Desk Head. Charles has worked within equity markets and fund management since 1989, when he joined stockbrokers Albert E Sharp as a trainee, which later became Capel Cure Sharp.

In 2003 Charles joined the London office of Christows, which later became Williams de Broё (now Investec Wealth & Investment). In the City of London Wealth Management Awards 2015, Charles was the winner and received the Wealth Manager of the Year Award.

Eddie Tofpik MSTA

Head of Marketing
Eddie Tofpik
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Eddie started from school in the City of London as a Warrants Clerk for LME Metals traders Transworld Metals in 1980. Realising the potential the City had in the 1980s for growth of the financial services sector and recognising his natural savvy as a market trader in his youth in Petticoat Lane in London could be advantageous, he developed his career through Bullion trading at Mocatta & Goldsmid; Energy, Agricultural, Softs, Metals Futures and Options at Gerald Commodities, FX at Dean Witter plus FX, Futures, Equity and Fixed Income at Capcom. By 1990 he’d traded or brokered all of these & had enough expertise to have managed desks in all plus a temporary secondment to Chicago setting up there London based clients.

In 1991 he joined Esprit Brokers Limited (precursor to ADMISI) to develop FX and LME business and started what is now the 24 Hour FX Desk of ADMISI. This year, after 26 successful years as Head of FX he moved to start a new role at ADMISI as Head of Technical Analysis and Senior Markets Analyst at ADMISI. In 1984 he was originally introduced by colleagues & friends to Technical Analysis & has been an avid practitioner ever since. Eddie is a Member of The Society of Technical Analysts in the UK and an Affiliate of the Market Technicians Association of the US. He’s also a Member of ACI-UK (the FX dealers association) & the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He was nominated for ‘Best Video or Podcast’ in the Forex Best Awards 2016 by FXStreet.com and in 2018 for the ‘Game Changers Award’ by Finance Monthly.

At ADMISI, Eddie produces and publishes ‘Eddie’s Crayons…’, a monthly Technical Analysis review of FX and selected commodity futures markets along with other Daily & Weekly Technical Analysis . Additionally, he’s a regular commentator on FX with CME London’s YouTube channel plus guest’s on Core Finance TV, FXStreet.com, LAR (Live Analysis Room) and Voice America’s ‘Engage with Andy Busch’ radio show. He’s also spoken at many international conferences and seminars. Eddie was a visiting lecturer at the University of Essex, teaching the FX section on the short Masters level course – Financial Trading Analysis (‘FTA’).

Patricia Elbaz BA (Comb Hons) MSTA

Director
Patricia Elbaz
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Patricia Elbaz is an independent Technical Analyst and University Lecturer, specialising in the FX, Equity and Commodity markets. She was Foreign Exchange Manager – Technical Analysis at MMS Standard & Poor’s before moving on to consulting work.

As independent technical analyst she has conducted seminars for the French Institute of Bankers, Futures and Options World, the ACI Monaco, Bloomberg, and Association Française d’Analystes Techniques as well as for the STA. She also lectures on behalf of the STA at Queen Mary University of London and King’s. In 2017 Patricia became visiting lecturer and Technical Analysis module examiner for the Masters in Finance at the ESCP and INSEEC Business schools and more recently at the IUM, International University of Monaco.

She was one of the speakers at the IFTA 2019 “History Speaks’ Conference in Cairo in Oct ‘19 and appears regularly on IGTV and other financial media.

In addition to her MSTA qualification Patricia holds a BA degree in Finance and French from Nottingham Trent University & Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Toulouse and is bilingual in French and English.

Jeff Boccaccio MSTA

Director
Jeff Boccaccio

Jeff Boccaccio has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector having worked for Deloitte Consulting, UBS and Barclays Capital across the US, Switzerland and London. He has a broad range of skills combining a strong background in information technology with financial market analysis and trading.

By leveraging his IT background he cultivated a lifelong interest in financial markets and transitioned to full time trading and investing his personal funds. Technical Analysis was a natural fit and he used this as a foundation for his trading after gaining the MSTA diploma.

After building a suite of automated trading systems and customised trading and analysis apps for their own use, Jeff and his partner founded Rfactory Ltd where they offer some proprietary tools to other traders and funds along with consulting services.

Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt FSTA

Programmes
Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt

Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt started in the market in 1963, with Durlachers, arguably the leading equity jobber of the day.  After spells with Govetts (later Hoare & Co Govett) and Scrimgeours, he moved into fund management with Wallace Bros Sassoon, just before the great bear market of 1973-74.  This was when he started to look at technical analysis seriously, when, clearly, fundamental analysis wasn’t working.  For ten years he ran the Qatar Investment Office in London, providing strategic advice for the state reserves.

He joined ACTA in 1984, and the Committee in 1986, just before its incorporation as STA.  For some years he has been involved with Programme Organisation and also acted as Company Secretary.  He was honoured with a Fellowship in December 2009.

David Watts BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MIWEM MSTA

Systems and Website Specialist
David Watts
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David is a Trading System Consultant and professional engineer. He first became involved with the LIFFE markets after being commissioned to provide IT support and write a trading model for a number of LIFFE traders in 1992.

Since then he has used his engineering expertise on a number of innovative trading projects. Commissions include the implementation of Dunnigan’s One Way Formulae, a technical trading model, the production of a number of swing timing models for traders within the Butterworth Group (1997-2000) as well as providing time series analysis tools for clients in the banking and fund management industry.

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