Akif Din MSTA, CFTe began his trading career from the London Academy of Trading after completing an Association of Business Executives (ABE) accredited Level 5 Diploma in Professional Applied Financial Market Trading, including Options & Futures Markets. He managed to achieve the highest overall mark attained by any student since the course began. Akif went on to manage a fund at a proprietary trading firm within the City, trading multiple asset classes over multiple timeframes and has recently begun contributing to strategy development & testing as well as providing technical analysis & forecasts over longer term time horizons. Using his own developed strategies, Akif also trades his own fund. He incorporates both fundamental and technical analysis, alongside Top-Down and STEM methodology to form market signals. Akif is also a holder of the prestigious MSTA designation from the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) in UK. He is also a Certified Financial Technician from the IFTA. Akif has also been an author for www.traderlife.co.uk writing articles on how he began his trading career.