Green Epoch

About Us

Green Epoch

Who We Are

We work in close association with Grey Epoch Trading, a leading liquidity provider and risk manager in the European ETS market. Combined with Grey Epoch, we have close to a hundred years of experience in commodity markets, focusing on tackling climate change through carbon emissions trading.

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A small tight knit team involved in the EU ETS futures and options market since inception


80 years combined experience in environmental and other commodity markets


Access to the most active liquidity providers in the market with proven expertise in risk management

Green Epoch

Team Biographies

Ken Schneider

Ken has more than 30 years of option trading and market making experience.

After spending five years in Philadelphia making markets on FX Spot options, he started his own business at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange specializing in FX and equity index options.

In 2007 he was recruited by the environmental hedge fund manager RNK Capital to be the world’s first EUA carbon market maker. The trading group he assembled spun off from RNK in 2013 to become Grey Epoch Trading.

Ken is still a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and serves as president of Grey Epoch.

Mark McCormack

Mark was a Chicago Mercantile Exchange member for 24 years where he started his own foreign exchange brokerage and trading company.

He joined RNK Capital in 2008 and as mid-office manager for their environmental futures and options business before becoming portfolio manager in 2013. He has also maintained his duties with Grey Epoch since they spun off from RNK Capital in 2013. His duties as operations manager include risk management, trade reconciliation, P&L, invoicing, proprietary technical analysis, and handling all exchange and compliance issues.

Mark has a BSBA from Georgetown University and studied international business and finance at Oxford University.

Ed Lehmann

Ed is an experienced business developer and trader with proven success in multinational corporations now developing opportunities facilitated by his own fund, Provenca Capital.
Provenca Capital is a private fund, investing in start up ventures and occasionally offering business advice where it has relevant experience to offer.
Prior to Provenca Capital, Ed spent 15 years in commodities. At Shell Ed was bringing projects to financial close in the natural gas and power sectors, and later spent five years trading Crude Oil. At BG, he built up the North West Europe physical and financial trading business, transforming it from passive term seller of crude oil to active trader of physical oil and financial derivatives.
Ed has an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.


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Tight Knit Team

Involved in the ETS options market since inception


Over 80 years combined experience in the team

Market Access

Access to the most active liquidity provider with proven risk management expertise

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Available during European and US hours

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