Patrick E. O’Hern, Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Sugar Creek Investment Management
Prior to joining the Meech Lake General Partner, LLC as Portfolio Manager, and co-founding Sugar Creek Investment Management, a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), Patrick E. O’Hern held the position of Senior Analyst in the Funds Group at FourWinds Capital Management in Boston, Massachusetts. His primary responsibilities consisted of agriculture and commodity manager selection, and qualitative due diligence with a focus on agriculture market, strategy, and portfolio analysis. His time allocation was split between two funds, with one fund consisting of purely agriculture traders in managed accounts. The second fund was a broad diversified commodity fund. The two funds held a steady allocation in excess of $250M of trading capital across discretionary agriculture trading specialists.
Prior to joining FourWinds, Mr.O’Hern spent his career in trading and brokerage on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), where he traded in the livestock and dairy pits. Patrick’s experiences from his trading and brokerage activities in the Chicago futures markets has been an essential factor in his ability to provide critical agriculture based investment recommendations which have resulted in profitable performance during his tenure in commodity asset management.
Mr.O’Hern became interested in commodity futures trading shortly after he enrolled at Western Illinois University. At Western Illinois, Patrick was introduced to Peter Steidlmayer’s Market Profile® by Dr. Thomas P. Drinka, the only professor in the U.S. teaching an academic course on the technical indicator. Later on after receiving an Agriculture Business degree from W.I.U., Patrick got his start in the futures industry working on the trading floor for Mr. Jack Schulte, a successful long time CME member and trader.
Mr.O’Hern ’s deep understanding of agriculture production began at an early age, as he grew up and worked on a commercial grain and cattle farm in Vermont, IL. Patrick is an active participant in the farms' business activities, and production practices which include farm and ranch land across Illinois, Missouri, & Louisiana. The family’s main business is managing a cow/ calf operation, and feeding beef cattle. The name "Sugar Creek" has special meaning to Patrick and his family, as it is the waterway that runs through their home place in western Illinois.
Published work: Author of the Agriculture Trading Chapter in RiskBooks Commodity Investing & Trading http://riskbooks.com/commodity-investing-and-trading
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