Traders and managers of energy mutual funds and hedge funds use AER’s seasonal forecasts, environmental research, climate models, and weather and hurricane forecasts to optimize their investment strategies. For example:

Capital Markets

  • AER helps investment bankers improve performance through:
    • Customized, fully objective event definitions
    • Historical and real-time monitoring of parametric indices
    • New techniques to transfer risk in emerging markets or for emerging risks

Fund Managers

Energy Traders

  • Energy traders can use AER’s weather forecasts to gauge the impact of heating demand on the natural gas, oil and coal markets.

Commodity Traders

  • Agriculture-sensitive corporations and commodity traders can use AER products and services to monitor climate, hydrology and weather impacts on crop yields and livestock prices.
  • AER’s data can help traders better analyze and value futures contracts based on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Hurricane Index (CHI).

Overview of all of AER’s products, solutions and consulting services.

Seasonal Forecast


Chesapeake Energy integrates AER technology into its Seasonal Forecast process
—Press release

AER Seasonal Forecast accuracy news
New York Times, Forbes, TIME highlights, Dec. 2010 - April 2011.

Bundle Up; Op Ed in New York Times
—By Judah Cohen, AER Director of Seasonal Forecasting, Dec. 25, 2010.

AER Spotlight:

Learn how Mutual Fund managers use our research
—The Rise of the Climate Consultant: As the SEC asks for climate risk disclosure, an industry blooms, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 6, 2010