I have been actively involved in the financial markets as a trader, market strategist, trading system developer and educator since 1988 and have dedicated my career to the development of algorithmic trading models.
Being entirely self-taught, I have avoided the pitfalls of blindly following outdated or unquantifiable trading methodologies and have lived by a mantra of "OTT" ("Observe, Test, Trade") which led to the development of my 'Break and Retrace' trading methodology. I learned how to code my trading ideas using TradeStation's EasyLanguage and charting/system development software and have developed a range of tried and tested algorithms ('HF Systems') which are not in the public domain.
I have been trading professionally for the most part since 2007. My first proprietary trading role was for a family office based in London where I traded 'HF Systems' on spot FX and futures markets (e.g. Crude, S & P, Gold, T-Bonds etc.) producing steady returns over an 18-month period with minimal drawdowns.
Moving to Switzerland in 2009 I ran 'HF Systems' as a systematic trading signals service for clients in my role as Chief Market Strategist at a Swiss bank, prior to going independent in 2012 to manage client trading accounts as a regulated independent asset manager. In 2016 I co-founded a Swiss asset management company which currently manages trading accounts for institutional and private clients.
In addition to developing trading algorithms and overseeing the automation of my trading I also offer a mentoring service to other traders and provide one-on-one consulting services, details available on request.
I am a member of ARIF** and the CMT Association as was one of the first holders of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation outside of the US (attained in 2004). I have appeared regularly on the financial TV networks (CNBC etc.) and have conducted seminars on trading tactics around the world.
**"ARIF is a self-regulatory organization authorized by the Swiss Federal Authority for Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for the supervision of financial intermediaries under Article 2 para. 3 of the Swiss Federal Law on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the financial sector (LBA). ARIF is also recognized by FINMA as a professional organization for the enactment of rules of conduct relating to the exercise of the profession of independent asset manager within the meaning of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA) “.