GML - Company History
In July 1964 our founder Fred Stafford left his
employment with the Prudential Assurance Company Limited. He set up an
Independent Insurance Brokerage (Personal Insurance Agencies) in partnership
with Brian Renshawe. They set about the serious business of feeding themselves
and their families, being totally bereft of any working capital. Despite this
desperate start the partnership developed rapidly into a profitable
Brian Renshawe left to follow a successful career with Endsleigh Insurance. He was replaced by Don Westacott who was a vital cog in a period of rapid progress over a number of highly successful years. He eventually left to form the DBS organization, the UKs leading IFA Network.
By the early 1970s, the partnership converted into a Limited Company.
P.I.A. Insurance Brokers Ltd) specialised in providing unitised pension arrangements throughout the UK from several offices throughout Britain. After a series of successful calls on the markets a number of clients expressed interest in the techniques which were used to isolate the bottom of the worst ever bear market in the UK. The idea of a Gann teaching college was spawned in the late 1970s with Investment Data Services being formed as an offshoot to P.I.A. The service providing daily data on thousands of international items; daily advice; regular seminars; and personal tuition, was provided to IFAs, most of the City Institutions, stock brokers and private clients.
Investment Data Services (IDS)
Located in Romiley, Cheshire, Investment Data Services Limited, an independent private company, is the culmination of research, begun in 1972, into over 100 investment analysis techniques and an investment of several million pounds.
Worldwide coverage includes : American OTC, Australian Equities, Canadian Equities, Commodities, Currencies, Deposits, European Equities, Gold Mines, Gold Prices, Hong Kong Equities, Japanese Equities, Dutch Equities, US Equities, Offshore Funds, Pacific Equities, Thailand Equities, Taiwanese Equities and World Market Indices.
UK Coverage includes: Commodities, Gilts, Insurance Bonds, Investment Trusts, London Equities, Sectors and Unit Trusts.
Gann Management Ltd (GML)
GML was created in 1993 in order to meet regulatory requirements. Since that time IDS has been responsible for data and software, while GML has been responsible for management, advice and teaching commitments. GML is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom.
Sophisticated investment techniques applied to the database enable the groups advisory arm, GML to pinpoint with enviable accuracy global investment opportunities, and so determine the precise time to buy and sell - often well in advance of the action date. Unique to IDS in its capacity as an investment software/technical analysis company is its inhouse database of over 18,000 items. Stored on the IDS central computer, it is subject to rigorous checking procedures to ensure that the Companys exacting standards of accuracy are upheld.