Ralph Vince is a computer programmer and trading systems expert who has been programming trading systems for fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and staking systems for "professional gamblers," since the early 1980's. He has worked as a personal programmer to several legendary traders. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Market Technician's Association of New York and has written numerous books published by John Wiley & Sons as well as professional papers on money management for trading. His work was featured in a chapter of the Edwards & Magee classic, Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, regarded as the bible of Technical Analysis, one of the very few additions since the original publication in 1948. He has worked as a Portfolio Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Regarded as a recognized authority on position sizing in trading, his allocation algorithms have been licensed by Dow Jones Indexes. Ralph Vince's academic papers, often co-authored with the top minds in financial mathematics, are usually in the top 1% of all academic authors in all disciplines downloaded on SSRN.
Richard Wilkie began a career an the financial industry in Canada in the early 1980's at the Toronto Stock Exchange and Heinold Asset Management as Portfolio Manager in the Chicago headquarters of Geldermann Securities. In 1996 He moved to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority with the title of Senior Investment Manager. Within 6 year he grew the country's Alternative Investment Department Portfolio from $3 billion to over $7 billion. During that tenure he reviewed and conducted due diligence on hundreds of hedge fund strategies around the world.