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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Michele Romero

    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 Wang

    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.

  • 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 Perez

    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.

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