James L. Koutoulas, Esq. is the CEO of Typhon Capital Management, a CTA and CPO which operates the Arion Financials Program, Chiron Currency Program, Plutus Grain Strategy, and Tauros Livestock Strategy. Typhon also manages the Hydra Multi-Strategy Agricultural Fund, LP. James is the President and Co-Founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, a non-profit customer advocacy organization formed in response to the MF Global bankruptcy. The CCC has over 10,000 members and works with regulators, Congress, and industry leaders to better protect commodities customers. James has been a vocal advocate for commodity customers, appearing regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN, featured in major national print publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Reuters, and has written advocacy pieces for ZeroHedge. James is on the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association where he serves on the Executive and Appeals Committees.
Mr. Koutoulas has a J.D. from The Northwestern University School of Law and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He serves as a consulting expert to the Northwestern Investor Protection Clinic and is a member of Mensa. James also has a degree in Finance from the University of Florida, where he was a National Merit Scholar, AP National Scholar, and Angelo Langadas Classics Scholar.
Specialties: Commodity Trading Advisors, Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds, Volatility Modeling, Portfolio Construction, Securities Law, NFA regulation, Computer Programming, Accounting, Business Development, Business Structures, Operational Consulting, Startups
Timeline of best media appearances are here:
Best pieces are Boy Wonder of the MF Global Nightmare, Cornering Corzine, Hedge- fund manager an impassioned advocate for commodities customers, and Open letter to Jamie Dimon