Fellow and first Chairman of the STA
Philip Gray became Chairman of what was then the Association of Chart and Technical Analysts (ACTA) in 1986 and originated and steered the concept of the change to the Society of Technical Analysts (STA), to be a company limited by guarantee. He was the first STA Chairman. To further enhance the professional nature of the STA, he and the then Education Secretary, Bronwen Wood, initiated the Diploma in Technical Analysis and courses to prepare candidates for the examination. For these achievements he was created one of the first Fellows of the STA.
Brian Marber, Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts, passed away on 9 June 2018. He had been granted a Fellowship in the early years of the Society for his great contributions to the field, in investing in and trading the markets, commentary and his extensive appearances at conferences and seminars.
Not very long after he founded Chart Analysis in the late 1960s, Teddy Clarke, with a sister company to run, concluded that he needed to recruit a top technical analyst to head up the fledgling organisation. The supply of such analysts was fairly limited, so the net was cast wide. The result was that he recruited from the US an analyst in his late 20s, who was very keen to come and live in the UK. His name was David Fuller, and he arrived in late 1969. The rest, as they say, is history…….