About EMJ Capital


  • Proprietary AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning) driven algorithm used to select long/short technology stocks from around the world
  • Eric Jackson and EMJ’s software development team built the algo but now the machine tells us when to buy, when to sell, when to short and when to cover based on our rigorous back-testing
  • We believe that a software-based AI/ML driven active approach to portfolio selection can outperform human active managers and passive index-hugging ETFs over time; that’s what gets us excited every day

What’s Different about EMJ?

  • Latte-sipping, gray fleece vest-wearing 20-something MBA “hedge fund bros” need not apply; we believe in a software-first approach to building our team and picking our stocks for our investors
  • We believe strongly that AI and ML are in the first inning of disrupting the hedge fund industry and every other industry
  • We would rather surf that wave of disruption than get hit over the head by that wave
  • We have an investment committee meeting every morning with our tech stock-picking algorithm; the algorithm never gets too embarrassed to tell us when to buy, when to sell, when to short, and when to cover; it never tries to curry favor with the boss; it very matter-of-factly tells us when we should go long a stock that lost 98% of its value in the prior year without fearing for its career advancement; the algorithm never tells us the market is wrong; the algorithm never tells us a stock will bounce back soon if it loses 20% of its value; the algorithm never sells in May and goes to the Hamptons
  • We began live trading our algo (algorithm) on June 1st, 2023 with V.1; we fully expect to continue to have to constantly improve future versions of our algo to stay ahead of others; we believe this approach can outperform human-led bottoms-up stock picking and passive index-hugging algo-based ETFs over time; that’s our aim


Eric Jackson, Ph.D., is the President and Portfolio Manager of EMJ Capital Ltd, which he founded in 2017. Eric was previously involved as an investor in Yahoo and Viacom as a Managing Director at SpringOwl Event Driven Partners from 2014 – 2016. Eric co-founded and was the Portfolio Manager of Ironfire Capital LLC from 2008 – 2014.

Eric was President of Jackson Leadership Systems from 2004 – 2008, and was Vice President of Business Development at VoiceGenie Technologies Inc from 2000 – 2004. Eric has a Ph.D. in Management from the Columbia Business School (2002), and a BA in English Literature from McGill University (1994).