Toby Loftin founded TriLine Index Solutions as an affiliate business to BP Capital Fund Advisors, LLC, which he formed in June 2013. Prior to forming these entities, Mr. Loftin worked alongside T. Boone Pickens at BP Capital LP in 2010 where he served as a member of the Investment Committee of its private hedge funds.
Before joining BP Capital, Mr. Loftin was a partner of SteelPath Fund Advisors and SteelPath Capital Management (formerly Alerian). He also served as Director of Institutional Equity Research Sales with Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, where he focused on the energy sector and energy infrastructure companies.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science-Finance from University of Texas at San Antonio.
Patrick Hurley co-founded TriLine Index Solutions as an affiliate business to BP Capital Fund Advisors, LLC which he joined in 2013. At BP Capital Fund Advisors, he serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operations Officer.
Before joining the Advisor, Mr. Hurley was Co-Founder and President of Halo Technologies, a consumer products company, and Co-Founder and President of PrecisionLender, a banking software company. He also worked in the investment management group at Goldman Sachs, and prior to that practiced corporate and securities law at Strasburger & Price.
Mr. Hurley holds a B.B.A. in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Christian University, and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
Jason Wallace, CFA
Jason Wallace, CFA joined BP Capital Fund Advisors, LLC, an affiliate business of TriLine Index Solutions, in 2014 where he focuses on marketing, strategy and business development.
Mr. Wallace has over 14 years experience in institutional investment management, hedge fund and prop trading leadership, strategy, portfolio management, risk management, research and business development. Prior to joining the Advisor, Mr. Wallace held positions as Chief Strategy Officer and partner at global macro firm Contingent Macro Advisors, principal of an independent consultancy, risk and investment manager at a hedge fund of funds, and proprietary trader for 7 years.
Mr. Wallace graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University, and holds the CFA Charter, FRM designation, CAIA designation and several FINRA licenses.
Lane French, CFA
Lane French, CFA joined BP Capital Fund Advisors, LLC, an affiliate business of TriLine Index Solutions, in October 2017 supporting the investment management team and trading operations.
Prior to joining the Advisor, he was an Equity Research Analyst with Robert W. Baird where he focused on the midstream sector.
Mr. French holds a BBA in Finance, a BBA in Entrepreneurial Management and a Certificate in Risk Management & Insurance from The University of Iowa.
TriLine Index Solutions, an affiliate of BP Capital Fund Advisors (BPCFA), an SEC-registered investment advisor, designs passive index strategies for exchange traded products and institutional accounts and serves as the Advisor to the Pickens Morningstar® Renewable EnergyTM Response ETF (Ticker: RENW).
BPCFA is an SEC-registered RIA, led by a 9-person Texas-based team with decades of combined energy investing experience. BPCFA seeks to build portfolios that preserve capital throughout the energy cycle while providing investors with exposure to the unique technologically-driven growth taking place in the United States oil and gas mutual funds industry.
The design of RENW is informed by decades of experience and energy thought leadership of the late T. Boone Pickens and his team. Renowned as a geologist, businessman, and shareholder activist, Pickens publicly advocated for the expansion of U.S. energy resources through the Pickens Plan, a nationally-recognized movement to reduce America’s dependence on OPEC oil. RENW invests in renewable energy in a contemporary approach that includes companies along the entire renewable energy value chain – renewable energy producers, green transportation and users of renewable energy. The team believes that a global focus on renewable and clean energy will create transformative growth in this sector.
Comprehensive View of Energy
Why include the end user of renewable energy? In broad terms, our answer to this question lies in our holistic view of energy. Often, the notion of an energy investment fund focuses on only the supply side of the sector, particularly the upstream segment, or producers. Investing in such companies that, for instance, produce renewable energy technology like wind turbines or hydrogen fuel cells. Nevertheless, to gain a truly comprehensive view of energy, we believe one must also consider the impact energy has on companies that use renewables to meet their own needs. By doing so, investors can participate in both the cause and effect issues surrounding renewable energy. In other words, what happens in the renewable energy sector has the potential to impact many other industries. Our approach takes this impact into account by selectively investing across those industries, rather than focusing only on traditional renewable energy producers.
TriLine Index Solutions was founded as a natural evolution of our holistic approach to energy investment, as well as a response to the historic meta-shifts currently occurring throughout the global energy landscape. The dynamics of the energy value chain are shifting in the U.S., requiring a redefinition of “energy investment,” and the value of an oil or gas ETF stock. The index solutions TriLine develops reflect the current reality of innovation in energy production and changing global demand themes, and are focused on differentiated energy indices for passively-managed products.