Tony Plummer is the director of Helmsman Economics Ltd and a Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts. He was until recently a Visiting Professorial Fellow in Economics at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a former director of Hambros Bank Ltd, of Hambros Fund Management Plc, and of Rhombus Research Ltd. He has a Masters degree in economics from the London School of Economics and an Honours degree in economics from the University of Kent.
Tony worked as a fund manager from 1976 to 1999. The retail investment funds for which he had responsibility returned long-term first quartile performances and attracted numerous industry awards. Having retired from professional trading, he now specialises in strategic economic and financial market analysis, and writes and lectures on group behaviour and trading competencies. He has a four-year training in Core Process Psychotherapy, and is a qualified NLP practitioner.
Tony is the author of ‘Forecasting Financial Markets’, which is regarded as a seminal work on the influence of crowd psychology in financial markets. First published by Kogan Page in 1989, the book is now in its sixth edition and has been translated into a number of languages.