Meet the Team

  • 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.

  • David K. Bellman

    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.

  • Kenneth Wang
    Analyst

    He joined ACIM as an analyst in 2020. Prior to joining ACIM, Kenneth was a specialist at Apple focused on providing data and technology solutions for small business partners. Before obtaining his master’s degree, Kenneth served as a Financial Risk Analyst Intern at China Construction Bank and as a Financial Data Analyst at Global AI. Kenneth graduated from Fordham University with a GPA of 4.0 with a MS in Business Analytics, and from University of California Irvine with a BA in Economics.

  • Echo Wu
    Sr. Accountant

    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.

  • 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.