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.