Omni Trading, LLC – the General Partner
Omni Trading, LLC, is a Texas limited liability company that was formed on June 27, 2012, and serves as the General Partner of Bayou City Capital. Its business address is 1505 W. 22nd St, Houston, Texas 77008. Omni is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") as a commodity pool operator (CPO) and a commodity trading advisor (CTA). Omni has two principals, Robert A. Hay and Will Monroe, who are registered with the CFTC and the NFA.
Robert A. Hay
Mr. Hay has been involved in trading both physical and financial instruments in the energy markets for his entire professional career. Mr. Hay was a co-founder of Bishop Pipeline in 1985, a natural gas marketing and trading concern. It was very active during the early stages of deregulation of the natural gas industry. Mr. Hay was responsible for the sale of Bishop to Metallgesellschaft Corp. in 1990 and remained as President of MG Natural Gas until 1994. Mr. Hay co-founded eCORP Energy Marketing in 2002 and was its President until the assets were sold to Louis Dreyfus Hybridge in 2009. At eCORP, Mr. Hay implemented an option overwriting program using physical natural gas storage assets as a hedging vehicle and founded Bayou City Capital in 2000 to explore the strategy's application amongst various asset classes. Mr. Hay is a 1981 graduate of the University of California at Davis where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Will Monroe has been in the commodity futures trading business for most of his professional career. In 2007, Will joined Citigroup Energy, Inc., in Houston, and had a broad exposure to risk during the recession. Will traded natural gas and power futures, and managed risk in both vanilla and exotic options in both commodities. Prior to working with Citigroup, Will worked with Ernst and Young LLP, auditing and performing other advisory services for Fortune 500 companies in the energy sector. Will joined Bayou City Capital in June, 2011. A native Houstonian, Will graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Florida State University and a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia in 2006
The annual financial audit of Bayou City Capital has been performed since inception by LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors (www.laporte.com), a Houston based certified public accounting firm. Doug Hidalgo, Partner, is responsible for the Bayou City Capital account and can be reached at (713) 963-8008.
Certain administrative duties of Bayou City Capital are outsourced to Michael J. Liccar and Company (www.liccar.com), a nationally recognized certified public accounting firm that specializes exclusively in the securities and futures industry, including managing investor investment and redemptions, preparation of monthly account statements, and the annual tax return. Scott Marquiss, CPA, is responsible for the Bayou City Capital account and can be reached at (312) 922-8844.
Legal matters for Bayou City Capital are managed by the San Francisco, CA based law firm of Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP (www.colefrieman.com). Cole-Frieman & Mallon specializes in commodity futures regulation and litigation, managed funds, commodities, securities arbitration and business law. Bart Mallon, Partner, advises Bayou City Capital and can be reached at (415) 868-5345.