Emil van Essen Need help with terms? United States Type: Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 281775 Program Past 12 Months Jan YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits Long-Short Commodity Program 0.21 0.21 2.83 -13.48 $ 1.0M $ 1,000k 7012 Long-Short Commodity Program - Accelerated -0.77 -0.77 5.69 -11.75 $ 200k $ 200k 4161 Multi-Strategy Program 1.79 1.79 4.89 -6.03 $ 79.0M $ 4,000k 3509 Spread Trading Program 3.42 3.42 15.99 -36.21 $ 13.0M $ 5,000k 31759 Spread Trading Program Limited 3.13 3.13 6.87 -9.59 $ 43.0M $ 5,000k 726 Spread Trading Program Low Minimum 26.77 -36.21 $ 500k 11592 Spread/Index Trading Program 15.57 -6.28 $ 2,000k 7164 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.