Emil van Essen

United States-flagUnited States Type: Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 281775
Program Past 12 Months Sep YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits
Long-Short Commodity Program chart thumbnail -0.44 -0.42 3.57 -13.48 $ 1.0M $ 1,000k 6528
Long-Short Commodity Program - Accelerated chart thumbnail -0.62 2.25 6.94 -11.75 $ 200k $ 200k 3765
Multi-Strategy Program chart thumbnail -0.17 6.11 4.76 -6.03 $ 80.0M $ 4,000k 3025
Spread Trading Program chart thumbnail -0.22 13.66 16.08 -36.21 $ 13.0M $ 5,000k 30865
Spread Trading Program Low Minimum archived programs chart thumbnail 26.77 -36.21 $ 500k 11078
Spread/Index Trading Program archived programs chart thumbnail 15.57 -6.28 $ 2,000k 6812

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial.

CTA Introduction

Emil van Essen is the CIO & CEO of EMIL VAN ESSEN LLC a registered CTA. Emil has more than 20 years of experience in the futures industry in both Canada and the U.S. Additionally, he has been a registered Commodity Trading Advisor since 1997. His positions in the futures industry have included being an Institutional Futures Specialist for Prudential Securities, Director of Quantitative Futures Analysis at REFCO Global Ltd. LLC, Chicago, and Director of Managed Futures for the Bank of Montreal in Toronto, Canada. At Bank of Montreal, Mr. van Essen established its managed futures operations and began testing and developing a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) selection model.

Emil studied honors mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario from 1983 to 1986. Emil left the University of Waterloo to accept a highly regarded position at Prudential Bache Securities where he became one of the youngest brokers to qualify for Vice-Presidency and to be accepted into Prudential's elite International Presidents Club. He holds a Series 3 license. Emil has been a member of Mensa, has won awards for achievement in mathematics, and has authored two books on systematic futures trading.