David Pieper graduated in 2002 with a degree in business administration (specializing in banking) and began his professional career as an investment advisor. After further training to become a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA), he gained several years of experience in investment research at LBBW in Stuttgart. His activities focused on technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis of the US equity market. Mr. Pieper has been involved in various aspects of technical analysis and behavioral finance since the late 90s. At Intalcon he is a Systematic Strategies Specialist, responsible for the development and evaluation of rule-based investment strategies.