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Luise Kliem

Fellow and current STA Chief Examiner and Diploma Course Administrator

Luise Kliem is a Fellow of the STA and current STA Chief Examiner. During a 20-year City career she worked first as a commodity broker, then as a stockbroker, before becoming a full-time technical analyst. She was Senior Technical Analyst (Director of Global Securities Research & Economics) at Merrill Lynch from 1995 to 2000, then joined Commerzbank Securities as Head of Technical Analysis. Luise specialised in equity research, and was consistently highly rated in surveys such as Thomson Reuters Extel, until leaving the City in 2001.

Richard Lake

Fellow, Founder and former Chairman of ACTA

Richard Lake was one of the founders, and a former Chairman, of ACTA, the predecessor of the STA. He was also one of the earliest exponents of technical analysis among the institutional stockbroking community in London, and produced technical reports from the mid 1960s until around 2012. He was responsible for persuading a number of initially sceptical fund managers that charts could be of major assistance in their investment decisions. Richard has been a frequent speaker at technical analysis conferences over the years, both in the UK and elsewhere.

Clive Lambert

Fellow and former Vice Chair of the Society
Current Company: FuturesTechs

Clive Lambert is former Vice Chair of the STA and former IFTA Board member. Clive is the founder and director of Futurestechs, one of the UK’s leading independent technical analysis providers, established in 2000. Clients for their widely read Energy report include several of the world’s leading Oil Majors and Europe’s largest Utilities. Futurestechs’ Analysis is a 10 times winner at the Technical Analyst Awards. They are consistently shortlisted in several categories; topping the “Best Independent Research for Commodities” category for the 5th time in 2022.

Clive has 30+ years market experience including 10 years on the LIFFE floor. He has served on the STA Board from 2004-2011 and again from 2015 to 2021 and has been both a regular conference speaker and lecturer on STA courses for many years.

His book “Candlestick Charts: An Introduction to using Candlestick Charts” is on the STA reading list and is published by Harriman House.

John J Murphy

Current Company: StockCharts.com

John J Murphy, former technical analyst for CNBC, is author of several popular books including Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets. His three books on intermarket analysis created a new branch of market analysis emphasizing global linkages. His latest book, entitled “Trading With Intermarket Analysis – A Visual Approach to Beating The Financial Markets Using Exchange Traded Funds”  was published by John Wiley in 2013. The International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) recognized his accomplishments with an award for outstanding contribution to global market analysis in 2014. He is also a recipient of the Market Technicians Association Annual Award. John relies heavily on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to implement global asset allocation and sector rotation strategies. His intermarket approach bridges the gap between economic, fundamental, and technical analyses. He is the chief technical analyst for Stockcharts.com website, and his current market views are published on that site.

Trading With Intermarket Analysis – A Visual Approach to Beating The Financial Markets Using Exchange Traded Funds John Wiley & Sons (2013)
The Visual Investor: How to Spot Market Trends John Wiley & Sons (2009)
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications: Study Guide (New York Institute of Finance) Prentice Hall Press (1999)

Trevor Neil

Fellow and Former Board Member of the Society
Current Company: BETA Group

Trevor Neil was on the board which created the Society and served under four chairman for its first 10 years. He has been a trader since he was 18, when he was on the floor of the London Commodities Exchange for Merrill Lynch. He has been a broker, fund manager, Associate Director and an Investment Bank, worked again with traders on the LIFFE floor, then Global Head of Technical Analysis at Bloomberg and then ran a hedge fund in South Africa. In 2007 he returned to the UK to run BETA Group and manage his smaller systematically traded fund. Today, as well as managing his fund, he consults and teaches the institutional application of technical analysis. He has worked with many large and smallest institutions worldwide. He is recognised as the ‘go-to’ teacher of technical analysis skills in dealing rooms. He is also a Director of RRG Research.

He has presented the popular Trevor Neil’s Technical Analysis Surgery for over 15 years. This monthly webinar is hosted by Refinitiv and promotes the good and practical use of technical analysis in professional environments

Deborah Owen

Fellow, past Chairperson and Head of Education
Current Company: Investment Research of Cambridge Ltd.

Deborah Owen served as STA chairperson (2008-13), head of education (2013-16), IFTA board member (2012-15) and was the editor of the Society’s Journal, The Market Technician, for over two decades. She also sat on the STA’s ethics and grandfathering committees.
Deborah is the Managing Editor of Investment Research of Cambridge Ltd. and has co-written the book “Mapping The Markets: A Guide to Stockmarket Analysis” with Robin Griffiths, another STA Fellow. She is a visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London.

Mapping The Markets: A Guide to Stockmarket Analysis Economist Books (7 Sept. 2006)

Tony Plummer

Current Company: Helmsman Economics Ltd

Tony has worked in financial markets for more than 40 years, and currently researches group behaviour in financial markets and economic activity. He is also on the investment advisory committee of the Osiris Property Fund, and is a trustee of two pension funds.
Tony is a Fellow of the STA and was, until recently, a Visiting Professorial Fellow in economics at Queen Mary, University of London. His seminal book ‘Forecasting Financial Markets’ is now in its 6th edition and has been translated into a number of languages. More recently, Tony has had two books published. The first, ‘The Law of Vibration’, was published in 2013. This book addresses the source of, and theory behind, the wisdom of William D Gann. The second, ‘The Life Cycle Hypothesis’, was published in 2018. This book explores the idea that there is a fundamental, and very specific, pattern of evolution behind fluctuations in financial markets and in economic activity.

Forecasting Financial Markets: Technical Analysis and the Dynamics of Price Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Revised edition (Mar. 1991)
The Law of Vibration: The Revelation of William D. Gann Publisher: Harriman House Ltd; 1 edition (25 Mar. 2013)

Robert Prechter

Current Company: Elliott Wave International

Robert R. Prechter, Jr, CMT, is President, Elliott Wave International and Executive Director, Socionomics Institute. He has written 14 books on finance, beginning with Elliott Wave Principle in 1978, which predicted a 1920s-style stock market boom. His 2002 title, Conquer the Crash, predicted the beginning of the 21st century debt crisis. In December 1989, Financial News Network (now CNBC) named him “Guru of the Decade.” In 1999, Bob received the CSTA’s first annual AJ Frost Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Technical Analysis. In 2003, Traders Library granted him its Hall of Fame award.

Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression John Wiley & Sons; 2009
Socionomics: The Science of History and Social Prediction New Classics Library; 2003
Elliott Wave Principle: Key to Market Behavior New Classics Library; 1998
At the Crest of the Tidal Wave: A Forecast for the Great Bear Market John Wiley & Sons; 1997

Martin J Pring

Current Company: Pring Research

Martin J. Pring is the president of Pring Research and Chairman of Pring Turner Capital group, a money management and sub-advisory firm. Pring.com provides research to individuals and financial institutions around the world through the publication of the Intermarket Review, a monthly synopsis of the long-term technical position of the world’s principal financial markets, now in its 35 fifth year. In addition, he writes a monthly Chinese research report for institutional investors on their equity market.

He is the author of over 15  investment books; one of the more well-known ones is the classic, Technical Analysis Explained (TAE), now in its fifth edition. TAE is used by international technical societies and many universities for training and was required reading for the CMT certification for several decades.  Others are his Investment Psychology Explained, cited by Worth Magazine as one of the fifteen best investment books of the last 150 years, as well as The All-Season Investor and Active Asset Allocation. He has also written Martin Pring’s Complete Guide to Technical Analysis: An Indian Perspective, released in 2010 by Shroff Publishing in Mumbai.

He is widely acclaimed by his peers and has received the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts‘s Jack Frost Memorial Award as well as the CMT Association’s coveted Annual Award. He has also been made an honorary member of the Swiss Association of Market Technicians as well as a fellow of the UK Society of Technical Analysts.

His latest endeavor, launching in late 2019, is an interactive, web-based compilation of all his video/DVD educational training courses.  In his usual casual and informative style, Pring.comU offers over 15 hours of video training in the art of Technical Analysis; each lesson is followed by an interactive quiz. Pring.comU will be available on his website under the banner “Pring University”.

Axel Rudolph BSc (Hons) MSc FSTA

Fellow and Non Executive Director of the STA
Current Company: IG

Axel Rudolph is Head of Education of the Society of Technical Analysts, and former STA Chairman (2013 to 2018). Prior to becoming chairman he was responsible for education and program organisation at the STA for six years. He has been a lecturer on the STA Diploma Part 1 and 2 courses at King’s College University London, London School of Economics and Queen Mary University of London for over two decades. From 2007-2010 Axel was Vice-Chairman Europe on the board of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

Axel is currently a senior market analyst at IG Group. Previously he has been a director and senior technical analyst at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets, Dow Jones’ Chief Technical Analyst for Europe and a bond, derivatives and proprietary trader in Paris and London. He is a Fellow of the STA.

Michael Smyrk


Michael Smyrk is a past Board Member and a Fellow of the STA. He started charting in the commodity markets in 1965, and – although now retired – continues to use technical analysis for his private investments. He is a firm believer in the power of ‘the crowd’.
Michael is an examiner for the STA Diploma Part 2 Examination. His previous experience covers ground as varied as Floor Trader to Head of Research at two leading international brokerages. He has spoken at conferences across the world, and was for some years a lecturer on the STA/South Bank University Diploma Course and the STA/LSE Diploma Course.

David Sneddon

Current Company: Credit Suisse

David Sneddon is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He is global head of Technical Analysis and is responsible for overseeing the entire technical analysis product, covering the Fixed Income, FX, Equity and Commodity markets, as well as the provision of technical analysis education within Credit Suisse and for clients globally.
The Credit Suisse Technical Analysis team has won various awards, including the Extel European Fixed Income survey, Best Commodity and Best FX Technical Analysis by the Technical Analyst magazine, as well as being runner-up in the Euromoney European Fixed Income and US Institutional Investor Fixed Income surveys.
David regularly appears in the media and has been a guest anchor for CNBC on several occasions.
David joined Credit Suisse in 1994, having worked previously for Investment Research of Cambridge Ltd, and is a former board member of the UK Society of Technical Analysts and IFTA.  He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Adam Sorab

Fellow and past Chairman of the STA
Current Company: Aptior Capital LLP

Adam Sorab was STA Chairman from 1998 to 2008 and was President of IFTA from 2010 to 2013. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics, an STA Diploma and a CFTe. Adam has been working in financial markets since 1984 and he is currently a Partner at Aptior Capital LLP in London, a hedge fund management company.

Henry Southworth

Current Company: AfricaAway

Dr Henry Southworth was for several years the editor of ‘The Chartist’ (as the STA magazine was then known), whilst conducting research into technical analysis at the University of Birmingham. Following on from this he set up and managed a technical analysis-based futures fund, before turning to the property market instead. After setting up and managing a UK-based student housing property fund, he then invested in property in Spain, from which followed the establishment of SpainAway, a tour operator focusing on Spanish holiday rentals. Presently his time is spent running an offshoot of this – AfricaAway – which specialises in organising safaris in sub-Saharan Africa. A long way from technical analysis perhaps, but with a just about identifiable route in between!

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.

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