THE TECHNICAL ANALYST
| Ernest Chan - E. P. Chan & Associates
Ernest Chan began his career working on statistical pattern recognition and textual retrieval at IBM Research. In 1998 he joined the proprietary trading group at CSFB developing statistical models for futures trading and equity pairs trading. He currently runs his own consulting company, E. P. Chan & Associates, specialising in the research and development of trading models. Clients include MapleRidge Capital Management, Millennium Partners, and MANE Fund Management. Ernie holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Cornell University.
| Matthew Clements - Editor, The Technical Analyst
Matthew Clements is editor of the Technical Analyst magazine. Previously he worked in the City for Prebon Yamane where he was head of market research, publishing fundamental and technical analysis to the firm's clients. He holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of London and is a member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA).
| James Clunie - Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
James Clunie is an investment director in SWIP's global equity team with responsibility for their long/short equity strategy. Previously, James was at the University of Edinburgh for four years, conducting research into stock lending and short selling. Prior to this, James worked at Murray Johnstone International, where he was head of asset allocation, and at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was head of global equities. James is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a PhD in short selling and risk (University of Edinburgh).
| Andrew Harvell - FTSE Group
Andrew Harvell is managing director of quantitative research at FTSE Group, where he is responsible for quantitative research, index design (including quantitative indices), research, performance analysis, and programming (VBA, MATLAB). Prior to joining the FTSE Group in 2005, he spent 17 years as a quantitative strategist with HSBC Corporate Investment Banking & Markets. Andy holds a BSc in Aeronautics & Astronautics from the University of Southampton.
| Avi Hooper - Portfolio Manager, Invesco
Avi Hooper is fixed income portfolio manager at Invesco in London. Prior to joining Invesco, Avi was emerging market debt fund manager at Blackfriars Asset Management (previously called WestLB Mellon Asset Management), where he advised on technical analysis across multiple asset classes including emerging market equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies.
|Alain Ruttiens - NEURON sarl
Allain Ruttiens is a partner and asset manager at Luxembourg-based hedge fund NEURON sarl. Prior to this he was director of financial engineering at CBC Banque in Brussels where he launched an interest rates options desk and managed the structured products department. Prior to joining CBC Banque, Mr Ruttiens worked at the former Banque Indosuez in Belgium, where he pioneered derivatives activities in Brussels with the launching of a currency options desk. He is Professeur Affilie at Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris.
| Rashpal Sohan - Rathbones
Rashpal Sohan graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a first class degree in Actuarial Science. He joined Rathbone Brothers Plc in 2005 as an asset allocation analyst working with Robin Griffiths, the head of asset allocation. He specialises in the use of quantitative techniques in the analysis of global markets, with particular emphasis on building models for system trading and investment purposes.
| Oleg Svirschi - The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Oleg Svirschi is a systematic prop trader at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Prior to joining Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in November 2011, he was head of quantitative research at Record Currency Management and before that an analyst in the equity derivatives trading team at UBS. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest in 2001 and is a Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
| Stacey Williams - HSBC
Stacy Williams is head of FX quantitative strategy at HSBC. He is responsible for publishing quantitative research, advising on the development of currency overlay programs, and the construction of bespoke hedging strategies. Stacy has published various academic papers and articles on quantitative modelling and currently supervises doctoral research in collaboration with the University of Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM).