Professional analytical team

The analysis service is provided by 3 market professionals who have between them spent 74 years in dealing rooms as traders, salesmen and analysts. They have made thousands of trades, executed thousands of client orders and analysed hundreds of thousands of price charts:

  • Max Knudsen - 24 years experience in institutional Commodity and Interest rate options sales and market Analysis. Max has been Head of Fixed Income Technical Analysis at UBS and Global head of Technical Analysis at Dresdner Kleinwort.
  • Steve Lucas - 32 years Institutional experience in FX and Fixed Income trading, sales, and analysis in London, US, and Asia. In addition to occupying many senior positions, Steve has run one of the largest trading rooms in New York.
  • Alan Collins - 30 years Institutional experience in FX trading, Sales and market analysis, including senior management positions in top Scandinavian financial environments. His many technical articles have also been translated into a number of European languages.

Award winning performance

Between 2000 - 2007, the First4Trading research team ran the technical analysis department at Dresdner Kleinwort and in 2007, they formed an Independent research firm to enable them to better serve their Institutional clients needs. In testimony to their success and the quality of their research product, the First4Trading team have achieved the following rankings in Industry surveys and won many awards:

  • 2011, Runner Up, Best FX & Best Fixed Income Technical Research, The Technical Analyst
  • 2010, Runner Up, Best FX & Best Fixed Income Technical Research, The Technical Analyst
  • 2009, Winner, Best FX Technical Research, The Technical Analyst
  • 2008, No 1 FX Online Research for "ease of use & navigability" - Euromoney
  • 2005, N0.1 in FX online research for "ease of use and navigability" - Euromoney
  • 2005, N0.1 in FX online research for "speed of use" - Euromoney
  • 2005, N0.2 in FX online research for "ease of customization" - Euromoney
  • 2005, Top 3 position Best Fixed Income Technical Analysis - Thomson
  • 2004, Max Knudsen top 5 Technical Analysts - Thomson
  • 2003, Top 3 position Best Fixed Income Technical Analysis - Thomson
  • 2003, Max Knudsen top 5 Technical Analysts - Thomson
  • 2002, No. 1 FX Technical Analysis Service Greenwich Associates FX survey