James L. Koutoulas, Esq. is the CEO of Typhon Capital Management which he founded in 2008 to provide investors with the ability to access emerging managers who are surrounded by institutional infrastructure. He sits on Typhon’s Risk and Investment Committees and is the firm’s general counsel.
Typhon operates several trading strategies under a common operational and risk framework, including: the Chiron Currency Program, Leonidas Macro and Energy Funds, Plutus Grain Strategy, the Proteus Dynamic Volatility Program, and the Vulcan Metals Strategy. Typhon also operates bespoke hedging strategies in the energy and volatility spaces. In 2017 Typhon Launched the Argos Alternative Funds, LLC pool in the US and Cayman Islands to provide both US and foreign investors with the opportunity to choose investments across a multitude of programs without the proliferation of additional fees.
Mr. Koutoulas is also the President and Co-Founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, a non-profit customer advocacy organization formed in response to the MF Global bankruptcy. Mr. Koutoulas is the lead attorney for the CCC and represented over 10,000 MF Global customers pro bono in the bankruptcy and helped force the full return of $6.7B in customer assets. He then served on the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association for three years.
Mr. Koutoulas has frequently appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN, as well as being featured in major national print publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and Reuters, and has written advocacy pieces for ZeroHedge, (a list of publications and articles can be provided on request).
Mr. Koutoulas has 20 years of experience in accounting, computer programming, operations and trading. He earned 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 its Advisory Board. Mr. Koutoulas 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.
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