Ralph Acampora, Director of Technical Analysis Studies, New York Institute of Finance
Ralph Acampora has been a pioneer of technical analysis for more than 40 years. Before joining NYIF, he was Director of Technical Research at Knight Equity Markets. He also spent 15 years at Prudential Equity Groups as Director of Technical Analysis. Prior to his employment at Prudential, Ralph worked at several of the industry’s top firms, including Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Smith Barney. He co-founded the Market Technicians Association (MTA) in 1970 and continues to be an active member of the society. He founded and was the first chairman of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
Ralph continues to participate in the education of technical analysts, serving as teacher and lecturer for the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) for the past 37 years and the Securities Industry and Financial Market Association’s (SIFMA) Annual Securities Industry Institute (SII). He is a trustee on the Board of the SII and involved in the establishment of the Securities Traders Association University (STAU).
Ralph is one of Wall Street’s most respected technical analysts and has been consistently ranked by Institutional Investor. He is regularly consulted by the major business news networks as well as national financial publications. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), a designation he helped create which is now recognized by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as the equivalent of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Brian Douglas, Manager, External Sales, BPAS Plan Administration & Recordkeeping Services
Brian Douglas has spent the past 20 years consulting on Defined Contribution, Cash Balance, Defined Benefit and non-qualified retirement plans. Brian works closely with financial advisors on building successful and profitable retirement plan practices and consults in the areas of fiduciary services, plan design, investment analysis and more.
Prior to joining BPAS, Brian was a Retirement Sales Consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network, a Regional Pension Consultant with Retirement Alliance, Inc. and held various service roles with Putnam Investments.
Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Plymouth State University. He also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Professional Plan Consultant and Accredited Pension Administrator designations, and several FINRA registrations.
Joe Boyle, External Wholesaler, BPAS Plan Administration & Recordkeeping Services
Joe Boyle is an enrolled actuary with more than 25 years of experience in plan design and administration. He works with Bank Trust departments and Registered Investment Advisors to help build their retirement plan business, including comprehensive support through prospecting, sales presentations, plan design consulting, analyzing plan features and fees, and implementation.
Prior to joining BPAS in 2008, Joe was an enrolled actuary with Alliance Benefit Group – Mid Atlantic which BPAS acquired. Earlier in his career, he was a partner and Chief Operating Officer of National Retirement Planning, Inc., located in Jamison, PA. Joe is currently serving as a Board Member for ASPPA Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from St. Joseph’s University and is a member of the American Society of Pension Actuaries.