About the Author | Alex Spiroglou, CFTe, DipTA (ATAA)
Alex Spiroglou is a quasi-systematic, cross-asset proprietary futures trader. His involvement with capital markets began in 1998, having worked for various proprietary trading and investment management firms in the UK and Greece. He is currently trading his own book, and is active in all major liquid futures markets, across all major asset classes (equity, interest rates, FX, commodities), while enjoying life with his family and the most amazing cat in the world (Greko), by the beautiful coast of South-East England.
Alex’s academic background began with a BSc in “Banking and International Finance” from City University Business School in London (1996). During those years he discovered technical analysis, which led him to specialize in that area. Eventually, this became his life-long passion. Since 2001 he holds the “Certified Financial Technician (CFTe)” accreditation by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), and the “Diploma of Technical Analysis – DipTA (ATAA)”, administered by the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA). Additionally, he holds the “Investment Management Certificate” (IMC) administered by the UK Society of Investment Professionals, as well as the “Market Maker/Trader” license administered by the Athens Derivatives Exchange and the “Investment Consultant license” administered by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission.
Alex over the years has built an extensive database of models and indicators, that includes inputs from Intermarket analysis, CoT, sentiment, and economic statistics, and thus developed a rules-based “Multiple timeframe, multiple factor” (MTMF) approach. His passion for research resulted in being an awarded Market technician, having received the NAAIM “Founders Award”, for advances in Active Investment Management (2022) and the CMT Association “Charles H. Dow Award”, for outstanding research in Technical Analysis (2022), for his paper “MACD-v: Volatility normalized momentum”.
Alex enjoys being active in the Technical Analysis community. He was the founding Chairman of the London Chapter of the CMT Association (2010), one of the founding Co-Chairs of the Hellenic Chapter (2014), and continues to serve on the Advisory Board of the CMT Technical Analysis Educational Foundation. His involvement with CMT Association gave him the opportunity, to meet the greatest technicians of our time – Tom Demark, Ralph Acampora, John Bollinger, Larry Williams, Linda Raschke, and Martin Pring, to name a few.
He has given presentations for various international Forums, Expos & Conferences, (London Money Show, London Traders Expo, etc). He has also done guest lectures/presentations for academic institutions in Britain and Europe, (City University, Macedonia University, etc) and interviews in local media TV, podcasts, magazines, and Journals
Finally, Alex is the Founder and CEO of SMART Trader Systems Ltd, London. A firm focused on the Training, Support & Development of Institutional Traders (primarily family office managers, emerging money managers, CTA’s) via a 15-step, rules-based Learning Path of quantified Technical and Macro strategies. His Vision is to create a small, strong, Spartan-like, professional trader hub, whose members are willing to share ideas, techniques, and motivation because they realize that teamwork stands at the heart of great achievement.
He is a Happy husband and Family man, a caring cat dad, Global Macro Trader, Awarded Market Technician & Energetic Entrepreneur – In that order…
He can be reached via his website www.AlexSpiroglou.com