About ECMan


ECMan launches second European Energy Fund

ECMan will launch a new Luxemburg domiciled Fund “European Energy Fund II” later this year, building on the successful activities of the first Norwegian domiciled fund which closed July 2010. For the second fund, ECMan committed significant investment over the past few years to build a new research infrastructure and engineered a whole new generation of empirical quantitative models with fundamental factors resulting in stable returns and low correlation with other asset classes.

The second fund builds on the solid five year track record of the first fund which had a 9.8% net annualized return to investors. The second fund will be much more model-driven than the first one, with a small discretionary overlay. The new Fund is expected to have a net annualized return of between 15 and 20%.

The fund will be managed by same principal investment manager and will have new management additions to focus on attracting a broader range of investors, and a widened scope of specialist asset management mandates. The ECMan management will invest a significant portion of their private wealth in the fund to signal confidence in the new fund and to align their incentives with those of investors.


Strategy classification:

Investment Philosophy

  • ECMan utilizes proven strategies and trading tactics in core energy markets which are based on empirical quantitative models and fundamental factors.


ECMan European Energy Market Strategies are uncorrelated with capital markets and engineered to provide regular returns to investors. ECMan only trades cleared futures on established exchanges and
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  • Continental European power has a low correlation with most other asset classes

  • Nord Pool has even lower correlation with other asset classes due to the market’s unique price drivers

  • Prompt and medium-term contracts exhibit lower correlation than long-term contracts

  • Power has strong trend moves compared to most capital market instruments

  • Time spent in trend mode compares favorably with many other capital market instruments

  • Prompt and medium-term contracts exhibit lower correlation than long term contracts

  • Power has strong trend moves compared to most capital market instruments


An investment in the European Energy Space is an alpha play that is most suited for already well-diversified investors and institutions