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Melbourne Chapter, Thu, 10 Aug 2017 5:30 pm for 6:00 pm

Melbourne Chapter
Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Telstra Conference Centre, Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, (Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets)
Paul Ash +613 8804 1726 (AH) or +614 1483 6063

5:00 to 5:50 pm Networking - Coopers Inn

282 Exhibition Street (corner of Little Lonsdale St).

Please note new arrangements at Coopers Inn. The networking will take place on the ground floor from 5 pm, at the rear end of the bar area (it will be partitioned off for us). At this time of day, the Happy Hour applies to your drink purchases. (Note: New start time).


5:45 pm onwards at the Telstra Conference Centre

Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, (Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets).

Enter from the corner of Lonsdale Street, and head up the escalator or via the internal plaza from the rear of Coopers Inn.  Parliament railway station is not far away.


Possible car parking options

Secure Parking 59 Lonsdale Street.

Wilson Parking 150 Lonsdale Street.

Wesley Uniting Church (JM Car Parks) 140 Lonsdale Street.


Visitors are welcome. First visit free, subsequent visits $40.

If a member is responsible for signing up a new member, the member can receive a discount off their next annual renewal fee.


5:30 to 6:00pm: Telstra Conference Centre

Sale of Dinner - with-drink. Tickets $30. Please pay by cash.


6:00 pm Panel Discussion moderated by Robert Brain

Panelists: Mark Umansky, Ray Weatherby, Gary Murphy and Kingsley Porter

Topic: Trading

This is your chance to ask your more experienced fellow ATAA members some practical question that may help you to take you trading to the next level.

Mark Umansky: is a commodity and equity trader with over 25 years’ experience trading international markets. He brings with him senior management experience, working at several prestigious international firms over the course of his career, successfully trading various commodity and equity markets. Mark currently trades international commodities, forex and Australian equities on a full time basis.

Ray Weatherby: holds qualifications in control engineering. His career encompassed systems development for manufacturing and high tech R&D companies, followed by IT management for major oil companies, then as consulting partner with a major consulting firm and various major IT companies. Recently he was project director for a major Australian bank's global markets risk management systems. He has lived and worked across the globe. Ray's interests now are developing his own trading systems based on quantitative methods.      

Gary Murphy: has a comprehensive view of various facets of the business world through hands-on experience of owning and running three successful companies. He is a lateral thinker and his attention to detail has contributed to his success in his business enterprises. His interest in the stock market began many years ago, but upon retirement 6 years ago and wishing for a new venture, he delved more deeply into the markets, particularly options trading. He has studied extensively, back-tested, networked and lived his passion, achieving some very good results. He administers his own superannuation fund, buying and selling stocks on a regular basis, and now runs options trading courses for students of all ages. Gary is very happy to share his expertise and in turn learn from others. 

Kingsley Porter: says: “I started trading the ASX200 futures index, more commonly known as the 'SPI', in 2007. I concentrated on short time frames, from 5 to 15 minutes. I did this for two years as well as looking after my super portfolio of Australian shares. I had a 'holiday' for a few years starting in 2008 when I worked and played on a 60 acre property in the wine growing area of Margaret River in WA. Since 2014 I have been in Melbourne spending every spare moment trading, firstly the 'SPI', again on short time frames. Looking for more opportunities, I have concentrated on trading FX majors and some minors, not exotics. This has been a fascinating journey where I trade longer term, usually daily, although we have the flexibility to trade down to small time frames with the same trading method.  Developing this longer-term method has helped in trading shorter time frames by removing anxiety. A friend from Perth, my son Warwick and I have been working for 18 months developing algos for trading FX. This too is a wonderful journey and currently we are trialing one algo which has been running for 5 weeks and giving very good results.     

7:00 pm Break (and last minute dinner orders)

7:10 pm: Guest Speaker: Alan Clement – Trading Strategy Designer and Trader

Topic: What I've Learned From 15 Years in the Trading Business

Having lived, breathed and earned a living from trading the markets over the last 15 years, Alan will share many of the insights he has gained from his experience. His talk will cover such areas as motivation, how markets work, momentum and mean reversion trading, risk management, and having a winning mindset. With many detailed examples and even a few trade ideas, Alan will take us on a journey from beginning to full time independent professional. Whether you're an experienced trader or just starting out, you're sure to uncover a few trading gems in this presentation to take away and try yourself.

Alan Clement is a trading strategy designer and independent trader with 25 years’ experience in the financial industry. Following a successful professional career in both investment management and investment banking, he now manages his own independent trading business. His main focus is in the design and development of quantitative trading systems that trade on multiple markets. He also provides development services, consultancy and training in quantitative methods to private and institutional traders and investors. Alan is an IFTA Certified Financial Technician (CFTe), National Director of the Australian Technical Analysts Association and occasional contributor to Quantocracy. His market analysis, selected trading strategies and details of his system development training programme can be found at You can also contact Alan directly at  

8.15 pm Dinner and more networking

Coopers Inn, 282 Exhibition Street. 

Please note minor changes with the new networking/dinner venue:- $30 for a main course. Please order dinner before the meeting in the normal way (after 5:30pm at our own Dinner Desk in the Telstra Conference Centre).

Further information: Paul Ash - Victorian ATAA Council President

Phone: +613 8804 1726 (AH) or +614 1483 6063

Next meeting: Thursday, 14 September,  2017

Next venue: Telstra Conference Centre, Level 1, 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne

Speakers: Violetta Todorova

Future meetings: Generally on the second Thursday of the month.


All Dates

  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017

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