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A team of dedicated professionals committed to exceeding your investment expectations. ACIM manages capital on behalf of institutional investors, family offices, and high net worth individuals.
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Ernest

Ernest
Scalamandre

Principal and Managing Member

Ernest Scalamandre is the Founder and Managing Member of AC Investment Management. He has three decades of experience in the alternative investment industry and has managed discretionary commodity Fund of Hedge Funds investments since 1993.

From July 1995 until December 2005 Mr. Scalamandre was the Founder and Managing Member of Pinnacle Associates, a Fund of Hedge Funds specializing in discretionary commodities trading. Ernest has also served as a partner in several NYSE AMEX specialist partnerships.

Timothy

Timothy
Ward

Analyst and portfolio manager

Timothy Ward is an analyst and portfolio manager on the investment team. Prior to joining ACIM, Tim spent seven years at Jefferies in Research, conducting analysis across natural resource equities, commodities, and macroeconomics. Before joining Jefferies, Tim was a consultant in FTI Consulting’s Capital Markets group, and was a proprietary trader at AMR Capital. Tim graduated with a BA degree in Economics from the University of Miami.

David K.

David K.
Bellman

Analyst and Portfolio Manager

He has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector analyzing and forecasting market trends. He has worked for many hedge funds and trading organization. Successfully documented many major changes in the energy markets. He was also the Managing Director of Strategic Planning at American Electric Power for many years. David has BS Chemical Engineer from the University of Texas.

Michele

Michele
Romero

Controller

Michele Romero joined AC Investment Management in April 2021. She is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operational aspects of the Funds that include accounting, audit, tax, legal, investor relations, and compliance. Prior to ACIM, she was the Controller of Mile 26 Capital LP from 2018 to 2021 and the VP of Fund Administration at Morgan Stanley from 2015 to 2018.

Her main responsibilities included overseeing the monthly NAV, financial and regulatory reporting processes, and managing the audit tax responsibilities. She spent the first three years of her career at Andersen LLP, where her experience was in Tax Services performing the preparation of tax returns for retail clients. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York in Albany and Masters degree in Finance from Nyack College.

Kenneth

Kenneth
Wang

Analyst

He joined ACIM as an analyst in 2020. Prior to joining ACIM, Kenneth served as a Investment Analyst Intern at China Construction Bank and as a Quantitative Investment Research Analyst Intern at Global AI.

Kenneth graduated from Fordham University with a MS in Business Analytics, and from University of California Irvine with a BA in Economics.

Matthew

Matthew
Pampin

Junior Research Analyst

Matthew Pampin is a Junior Research Analyst on the investment team. Prior to joining ACIM, Matthew worked in the renewable energy sector on the underwriting team at GCube. Additionally, he has held internships at the United Nations and MIT’s Washington Office.

Matthew graduated with a M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University focusing on energy policy and data analytics. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Caldwell University.

Echo

Echo
Wu

Controller

Echo Wu is a CPA registered in NY. She graduated from Pace University with a MS in Accounting, and from Centenary University with BS in Accounting and Business Management. Before joining AC Investment Management, Yuhang worked at Shrinivas, Elliott Eday LLP, a mid-size NYC CPA firm

where she provided accounting/tax services to clients of various industries including Financial Advisory, Private Equity, Real Estate, Legal Services, Medical Services, Retail, Manufacturing as well as High-Net-Worth Individuals.

Timothy Paul

Timothy Paul
Robinson

IT Manager

With over twenty years of experience in the legal and research fields, Timothy leads ACIM’s IT services. He studied at SUNY New Paltz.

Rafael

Rafael
Perez

Administrator

Rafael worked on the NYMEX trading floor for 4 years, and then worked under Richard Schaeffer (Retired NYMEX Chairman) as an assistant for 10 years. Rafael helps ACIM with all aspects of our office management.  Ralph attended Fiorello H. Laguardia.

Past performances not necessarily indicative of future results. Commodity trading involves a substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for everyone. This is not a solicitation.

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