Laszlo Kovacs, CMT

Laszlo Kovacs, CMT

Laszlo Kovacs, CMT, is the head of Asset Management and Risk Management at UNIQA Hungary, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Laszlo was a Regional Asset Manager at UNIQA Group’s Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) divisions in Vienna, Austria. He was responsible for asset management and implementation of global standards in administration and reporting for UNIQA’s CEE Insurance divisions. From 2003 to 2008, he was a member of the Board of Directors, UNIQA Asset Management in Budapest, an UNIQA arm managing insurance and pension funds. His responsibilities included product research and development of life insurance savings, unit linked funds and mutual funds.  Laszlo also participated in group-wide M&A activities on the Hungarian financial market. From 1997 to 2003, he was the Chief Investment Officer of UNIQA Hungary. In this role, Laszlo founded the green field asset management operations for UNIQA’s Hungarian operations. Prior to working at UNIQA, Laszlo was a Team Leader at Bausparkasse Schwaebisch Hall, from 1995 to 1997, in Germany.

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In February, the MTA is recognizing Women in Finance and will be featuring webcasts by experts in technical analysis who also happen to be women. We have tried to recognize the contributions some women have made to technical analysis in this issue of Technically Speaking. The MTA has a long history of recognizing the role of women in finance including Bernadette Murphy, CMT, who served as the fifth president of the organization in 1977. We also briefly highlight the work of another past President, Gail Dudack, CMT, in this month’s newsletter along with brief articles about the work of Louise Yamada, CMT and Jeanette Schwarz Young, CFP, CMT. While celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the MTA, it is interesting to note that the MTA has always focused on “attract(ing) and retain(ing) a membership of professionals devoting their efforts to using and expanding the field of technical analysis and sharing their body of knowledge with their fellow members.” Those words in found in the MTA constitution and history shows that women just happen to have been among the leading contributors to the body of knowledge over the years. We would appreciate receiving any comments you have on the newsletter, which can be emailed to Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, February 2013 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-february-2013 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 394995 [post_id] => 46191 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"46200";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47295 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2011-02-15 12:00:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2011-02-15 17:00:55 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

Technical analysis has a rich, and little studied, history. MTA members are doubtlessly aware of this and understand that their membership helps them unlock a great deal of the available history. Thousands of books fill the shelves of the MTA library, some of them are the original works in their field of study. This is one of the most popular benefits of membership. As technology changed, the historical archive of any field has expanded to include videos as well. Taking advantage of the leading edge of technology, the MTA has captured the thinking of some of the leading technicians in the world and provides videos of these presentations. In recent issues of Technically Speaking, we have been featuring video presentations that are available in the archives section of the member’s section of the MTA web site. We believe there is great value in reviewing these and find that the true principles of technical analysis are timeless. Spending an hour looking at the current thinking of technicians from the time of a market bottom or top shows not only how they thought then, but with the advantage of hindsight you also know if it worked. That allows you to adapt that thinking to the market, learning from both what worked and what didn’t work. We’ve long recognized that these resources help us to become better technicians. Recently, the MTA Board of Directors adopted a voluntary Continuing Education program that formally recognizes the role of the library and the video archives. You can now earn CE credits for reading the classic works in our field and studying the video presentations of some of the best minds in our industry. Most members will easily meet the goals of this program without making any changes in their professional development program. There are many benefits of MTA membership, and the chance to learn so much about technical analysis from a variety of tools is only one of them. As always, we hope you consider this newsletter to be another valuable benefit of membership. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, February 2011 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-february-2011 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-11 18:28:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-11 22:28:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 411911 [post_id] => 47295 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_1_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"46200";} ) )