PIA was born out of a requirement from the institutional world of financial trading for an unbiased, professional, high quality technical analysis based trading approach. PIA became an independent research firm in 2007.
Banks, hedge funds, central banks and professional proprietary traders may seek assistance to complement their own trading strategies and PIA can provide them with clear, focused technical analysis based ideas to assist in their decision making.
As the appeal of the financial markets continued to grow globally, PIA managers highlighted a need to expand into the retail environment.
In 2011, PIA hired Ian Coleman, who came with a wealth of trading, broking and teaching experience. He was handed the responsibility of formulating the expansion of the business into the Retail FX world. Under the banner of 'First4Trading', Ian has worked tirelessly to ensure success in this ever evolving market.
The following year, after a board of directors' reshuffle, Ian found himself at the helm of the business and hired Steve O'Hare, to assist in the continuing success of the company. Steve's expertise in the world of trading has proven a valuable asset in the progress of the business and in the structure of PIA-First today.
After a managers buy-in, in late 2013, Ian and Steve took full ownership of the firm and set out to improve on the tradability, accuracy and success of the trade ideas produced.
PIA-First believe that to achieve success in trading requires some fundamental essentials. A key tool is education and this is a pre-requisite for most career paths. Trading is no different and through education and understanding, opportunities to succeed should soon follow.
As well as a new education resource PIA-First's analysis incorporates education within all of its predictive reports.
PIA's multi-language capabilities and additional time zoned ideas can allow a more global reach as the company looks to appeal to a wider audience.
PIA constantly strives to achieve excellence within its field and to be recognised as the leading provider of technical analysis based trade ideas.