Price Information Advantage was formed in 2007 as an independent research firm to serve professional clients’ central need for trading signals. The focus was providing solid technical based trade ideas to Fund managers, hedge funds and central banks. The company diversified into investment management in 2012 and out of this PIA-First was created to continue the analytic research. After a management buy-out in 2013, Ian and Steve expanded their reach into the trading platform arena and the growth continued.
Over the years, PIA-First has been recognised amongst its peers as a leading provider of technical analysis-based trade idea provision with numerous awards and accomplishments. In 2015 a multi-lingual CMS system was designed and developed to further enhance the global reach.
2018 has been another important year in the development of the firm. The company successfully applied for direct authorisation and to be FCA regulated. More recently, Joe was invited to join the management team bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in portfolio management. A full re-branding has led to the creation of Signal Centre, maintaining the vision of the senior management team, to become a global leader and central place for trading analysis & trade idea provision.
Whilst we have developed and grown, so has the technology sector, allowing parallel access to research and trading tools for all types of trader. The company strives at being a global market leader in our field with a focus on quality research, timely and accurate reports combined with the latest advancements in online trading technology.
Ian started his financial career at the age of 18 working as a Junior Swiss Broker at Godsell Astley and Pearce (London).
He quickly moved through the ranks and was Desk Manager at the age of 29. His passion is Foreign Exchange.
The highlight of his career was PIA-First winning The Best Research House for FX in 2015. Ian continues to study and gains great enjoyment teaching others what he has learnt during his 30+ years in the financial markets.
Ian holds the Society of Technical Analyst diploma and is an FCA regulated individual
Signal Centre’s specialist in foreign exchange.
Steve’s trading career has spanned over 30 years’ starting on the Baltic Exchange trading commodities before moving on to LIFFE and the financial markets.
He has experienced & traded some of the most volatile periods as the open outcry floors were replaced by the screen-based environments of the modern age.
His expertise and knowledge in trading and technical analysis were instrumental in the management buyout of PIA First in 2013.
He was awarded a distinction by the Society of Technical Analysts qualification and holds a certificate in Global Financial Compliance with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.
Signal Centre’s specialist in commodities & equity indices.
Joe started his career in financial services with HSBC at 18 years old before moving into broking arena at several small to medium-size firms.
It was here that Joe gained vast experience in dealing with high net worth individuals and providing wealth solutions.
Joe began to develop a passion for technical analysis and this desire to learn more about markets sent him down a path of trading. Joe became involved in trading markets just before the 2008 financial crisis and had to quickly adapt to some very challenging conditions.
Joe is a Member of the Society of Technical Analysis (MSTA) and Chartered Fellow (CISI). He has 15+ years’ experience in financial markets across a variety of roles including broking, portfolio managing, and analysis.
Signal Centre’s specialist in single stocks and cryptocurrencies.