Executive Committee

Executive Committee

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

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Eddie Tofpik MSTA

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’).

Karen Jones BSc FSTA

Vice Chair, Treasurer and STA Content Editor
Karen Jones
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Karen Jones is the former Managing Director and Head of FICC Technical Analysis Research at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets. The group was responsible for forecasting and formulating technical trading strategy globally and covered foreign exchange, fixed income, emerging markets and commodities. She has extensive experience of technical analysis spanning 30+ years. She has been voted top 3 in the world in the FX Euromoney Survey for over a decade and has won this category several times.

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

As well as being Treasurer for the Society, Karen is also the STA’s content editor.

Jeff Boccaccio MSTA

Director and Head of Speaker Programme
Jeff Boccaccio
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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.

Gerry Celaya BA, MA, MSTA

Head of Marketing and Membership
Gerry Celaya
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Gerry Celaya has been professionally involved in global market research and investments since 1986. Gerry is a director at Redtower Asset Management and Tricio Investment Advisors, providing research and risk management consultancy services in the FX and investment markets to professional clients around the world. Gerry previously ran the technical trading desk whilst also managing some risk for the model trading desk at Bank of America in London and also worked at American Express Bank in London and provided global FX, fixed income, commodity and equity market research for the bank and their international FX payments company for nearly 20 years.

Keval Dhokia BSc(Hons) MA MSTA MCSI

Company Secretary
Keval Dhokia

Keval has been in the commodities trading and research industry for over a decade. He began his career in metals and mining technical and fundamental research at firms including FastMarkets and Wood Mackenzie, focussing on short-term analysis and forecasting of London Metal Exchange contracts, for clients in the hedge fund and investment banking industry. This was followed by S&P Global, where he was responsible for copper price and mining project analysis. He also has experience in more niche EV battery-minerals-price forecasting, such as lithium and cobalt.

More recently, he was Group Commodities & FX Risk Manager at Associated British Foods PLC’s Sugar division, the second largest sugar producer in the World. He was pivotal in building the sugar and wheat derivatives trading desk, and designing technical-analysis-based price and stop targets, for the firm’s hedging and risk-management framework. He also advocated for using charting techniques for long-term strategic decision making at Board-level.

As well as joining the STA as Company Secretary, Keval is the author of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s (CISI) Derivatives textbooks, which are required reading for the CISI’s FCA-approved trading qualifications.

Patricia Elbaz BA MSTA

Patricia Elbaz
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Patricia is an Independent Technical Analyst, University lecturer and regular guest at IG Index TV. She was previously Head of FX Technical Analysis at Standard & Poor’s MMS before doing consulting work. She’s a Lecturer and Examiner at ESCP London, Omnes Education which includes IUM and ECE and lectures for the STA at King’s College. Patricia has conducted technical analysis seminars for the French Institute of Bankers, Futures and Options World, Bloomberg, and Association Française d’Analystes Techniques. She is a graduate in Finance & French from Nottingham Trent University and ESC Toulouse. Patricia is looking forward to being back on the STA Board, staying involved with the Journal and introducing new speakers to the meetings. Funfact – Patricia is bilingual and a keen tennis player!

Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt FSTA

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 FSTA

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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