After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1975, Marc Rivalland was employed as a share analyst for one of South Africa’s leading merchant banks. At the same time he undertook his Bachelor of Laws degree. In 1979 he emigrated to the UK and worked in the futures industry, first as an analyst and then as an account executive. He was team leader for Conticommodity on the LIFFE floor when it opened in September 1982. After a stint as a floor trader and arbitrageur, Marc was called to the English Bar by the Middle Temple in July 1987. He remains a practising barrister in the Chambers of Edward Faulks QC. For 2 years Marc wrote educational articles on point & figure charts for London’s Evening Standard. He also writes ‘The Trader’ column for Investors Chronicle, as well as giving seminars on technical analysis.