STA Fellows

STA Fellows

Dear member,

The Association of Chart and Technical Analysts (ACTA) was created in 1968, the oldest of its kind, and became the Society of Technical Analysts Ltd (STA) in November 1986. Since then Fellowships have been awarded to those members who have either greatly contributed to the field of technical analysis or to the development of the STA.

Please find below a list of past STA chairpersons and Fellows (FSTA).

We are indebted to them all!



STA Chairpersons:

Philip Gray 1986-89
Robin Griffiths 1989-92
John Breame 1992-95
Anne Whitby  1995-98
Adam Sorab 1998-2008
Deborah Owen 2008-13
Axel Rudolph 2013-18
Tom Hicks 2018-

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Malcolm Blazey

Fellow and past Deputy Chairman of the STA
STA Fellows : Malcolm Blazey

Malcolm Blazey is past Deputy Chairman of the STA. As a professional trader and analyst Malcolm has over 40 years of market experience, mainly with leading financial institutions in the U.K., Continental Europe and the Middle East.

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John Breame

Fellow and past Chairman of the STA

John Breame had a long career in the City, culminating in a position as Director of a major investment bank. While he was Chairman of the STA he was responsible for instigating and running a series of annual conferences.

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John Cameron

Fellow and former Head of Education and Chief Examiner
STA Fellows : John Cameron

John Cameron is a former Director of the STA. He retired in 2012 after a long career in technical analysis and teaching. He was instrumental in setting up the STA’s educational programme and for over a decade held the position of Head of Education and Chief Examiner.

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Chris Chaitow

STA Fellows : Chris Chaitow

Chris Chaitow went into the City in 1964 and worked for a number of broking partnerships, moving on to investment banks after ‘Big Bang’. He started studying technical analysis in 1966 and in 1986 was part of a team which developed Value and Momentum, which combined technical trends with quantitative value techniques and delivered above market performance for many years.

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STA Fellows : David Charters

In 1973, already with a background of technical analysis with a Liverpool stockbroker, David joined Investment Research of Cambridge Limited, doyen of the technical analysis movement since its foundation in Cambridge in 1945 by Alec Ellinger. He became managing director in the 1980s and steered the business gradually away from published analysis newsletters to practical fund management for private clients and small…

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Reg Coaker

STA Fellows : Reg Coaker

Reg Coaker has always been a sole trader and in the late 1960s read an article in The Investors Chronicle written by David Fuller. He concluded that charts ‘made sense’, took some courses and also began to attend ACTA meetings. He also gave some presentations, mainly on the work of Welles Wilder (the deviser of the RSI indicator).

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Following education at Marlborough College and Downing College, Cambridge, John decided to remain in Cambridge where he joined locally-based Investment Research, a greatly admired partnership built by Alec Ellinger, the doyen of technical analysis in Europe. Over the years John became a recognized expert in the technical analysis of UK equities and currencies and held a number of important consultancies.

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Jeremy du Plessis

Current Company: Indexia
STA Fellows : Jeremy du Plessis

In 1982 Jeremy founded Indexia Research and produced one of the first PC based technical analysis software programs.  He is an expert on Point and Figure charts and has been lecturing the Point and Figure module on the STA Diploma Course for nearly two decades.

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STA Fellows : Nicole Elliott

A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc Social Psychology) Nicole Elliott has worked in banks in the City of London for the last 30 years. Whether in sales, trading or forecasting technical analysis has always been […]

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STA Fellows : Prof Ronald Giles

Prof Ron Giles has been a lecturer at South Bank University and Queen Mary University, teaching and researching in many different areas include Errors in Economic Observations, Econometrics, Mathematical Statistics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Quantitative Finance, Behavioural Finance and Technical […]

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Philip Gray

Fellow and first Chairman of the STA
STA Fellows : Philip Gray

Philip Gray has over 30 years’ international experience in all aspects of investment banking, especially investment management and stock broking. He has also been a director of various companies listed on the UK, Zurich, Frankfurt and Johannesburg stock exchanges, and is currently a director of an ASX listed industrial company.

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Robin Griffiths

Fellow and former Chairman
Current Company: Dynamic Investment Trends Alert
STA Fellows : Robin Griffiths

Robin Griffiths is Chief Technical Strategist at ECU Group, a role he previously performed at HSBC Investment Bank for 20 years before becoming Head of Global Asset Allocation at Rathbones, and then a director and technical strategist for Cazenove Capital Management.

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Karen Jones

Head of FICC Technical Analysis
Current Company: Commerzbank
STA Fellows : Karen Jones

Karen Jones is a Managing Director and Head of FICC Technical Analysis Research at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets. The group is responsible for forecasting and formulating technical trading strategy globally and covers foreign exchange, fixed income, emerging markets and commodities. She […]

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Luise Kliem

Fellow and current STA Chief Examiner and Diploma Course Administrator
STA Fellows : Luise Kliem

Luise Kliem is a Fellow of the STA and current STA chief examiner and Diploma course director. During a 20-year City career she worked first as a commodity broker, then as a stockbroker, before becoming a full-time technical analyst.

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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.

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John J Murphy

Current Company:
STA Fellows : John J Murphy

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.

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Deborah Owen

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

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.

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Tony Plummer

Current Company: Helmsman Economics Ltd
STA Fellows : Tony Plummer

Tony Plummer has worked in financial markets for more than 30 years, and currently uses his technical research on group behaviour to generate strategic economic and financial market analysis for fund management companies and hedge funds.

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Robert Prechter

Current Company: Elliott Wave International
STA Fellows : Robert Prechter

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.

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Axel Rudolph BSc (Hons) MSc FSTA MCSI

Fellow and Vice Chairman of the STA
Current Company: Commerzbank
STA Fellows : Axel Rudolph BSc (Hons) MSc FSTA MCSI

Axel Rudolph is a Vice Chairman and Head of Education of the Society of Technical Analysts, having been Chairman from 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 the London School of Economics and at Queen Mary University of London for nearly two decades. From 2007-2010 Axel was Vice-Chairman Europe on the board of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

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

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