On 14 JanuaryACI UK and the Society of Technical Analysts  hosted an interesting and lively debate on the economic outlook for financial markets participants in 2020.  Our panel of experts, representing fundamental and technical analysis perspectives, provideed insight and observatoins on the year ahead with a new Government, continuing Brexit uncertainty and everything else that could influence and impact the UK economy in 2020.

Our thanks to STA for hosting us at their Moorgate Place venue and to our Moderator and speakers for their contribution to this event.  Details of other ACI UK events will be posted in due course.

You can watch a recording of the event here.


Gavin Wells – Moderator

Former Head of Europe at Digital Asset, the New York-based provider of distributed ledger solutions, Gavin is a member of the ACI UK Executive Committee. Previously, Gavin spent 8 years at LCH, building its Foreign Exchange and Credit Default Swap clearing services (and was a member of LCH’s Executive and Executive Risk Committees).  Previously, Gavin worked at Citi in a variety of leadership roles spanning FX trading, e-commerce, algorithmic trading and prime brokerage.

Murray Gunn

Murray Gunn MSTA is Head of Research for Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, a monthly summary of the firm’s 25 analysts’ views on every major freely-traded market in the world.  Formerly Head of Technical Analysis at HSBC, Murray worked previously as a fund manager in global bonds, currencies and stocks for institutions including Standard Life Investments and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Tom Pelc

Tom has over 30 years’ experience of financial markets, starting as a technical analyst/strategist with Standard & Poor, then at Merrill Lynch. He was then a Portfolio Manager/Trader at a hedge fund where he co-managed a $2billion Fund. He joined RBS and was Head of Technical Strategy for 11 years. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Nomura International Plc.  In April 2019, Tom founded Pelc Enterprises, an advisory service for financial institutions and high net worth individuals.

Adrian Schmidt

Adrian is senior FX strategist, Continuum Economics, covering G10 currencies. Adrian has 33 years’ experience as an economist and FX strategist  in financial markets; previously head G10 FX strategist at RBS and Lloyds he was also chief European economist at Chase Manhattan Bank.  Adrian has experience as a proprietary trader and a hedge fund portfolio manager.