Chief Technical Strategist | ECU Group, London
Robin Griffiths is one of the world’s most experienced and highly regarded analysts. Robin is currently Chief Technical Strategist at ECU Group in London, where he has been a member of the Global Macro Team for over 20 years. He also co-authors the Trends, Timing & Tactics (T3) report, based on a semi-discretionary technical approach, driven by cycles and proprietary timing models. Robin began his career in the financial markets with Phillips & Drew in 1966, having taken a degree in economics at Nottingham University. He went on to be a partner at WI Carr, the first British stock broker to have offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 1986 Robin joined James Capel, which was already owned by HSBC. Having left HSBC Investment Bank in 2002, Robin then joined Rathbones as head of Global Investment Strategy, where he stayed until 2008. Thereafter, he became the Technical Strategist for Cazenove Capital and managed the Worldwide Absolute Return hedge fund. Robin has been a regular on CNN, CNBC, Reuters and Bloomberg TV. He is a committee member and former chairman of the International Federation of Technical Analysts; former chairman, now fellow, of the British Society of Technical Analysts (UK STA); and honorary member of the Swiss Association of Market Technicians (SAMT). Robin is also author of several notable financial market books, including Mapping the Markets and Future Storm, and a contributor to Technical Analysis & Behavioural Finance in Fund Management: Discussions with Investment Managers and Analysts and Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis: New Thinking from the World’s Top Minds.
Presentation Topic : Rules beat forecasts
A rules-based approach is paramount when investing in the financial markets. While cycle analysis offers a unique timing overlay, it must still be grounded in probabilities, not certainties. The focus should be on profitability, not ‘being right’ and indulging with the trappings of behavioural biases. This process will offer a global investment roadmap into 2019 and beyond.