James Koutoulas

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James Koutoulas
Occupation CEO
Employer Typhon Capital Management
Location Chicago
Twitter @jameskoutoulas
Website www.typhoncap.com

James Koutoulas is the CEO of Typhon Capital Management, a commodity trading advisor (CTA) and commodity pool operator (CPO) that opeates several trading programs, as well as the Hydra Multi-Strategy Agricultural Fund.[1] In November 2011, in response to the MF Global bankruptcy, Koutoulas and CTA John Roe co-founded the Commodity Customer Coalition (CCC), a non-profit customer advocacy organization with over 10,000 members. Koutoulas continues to serve as the CCC's president.

Koutoulas is a member of the board of directors of the National Futures Association, representing CTAs and CPOs. He was elected to the board along with fellow CCC co-founder John Roe in January 2013.[2] Koutoulas serves on the NFA's executive and appeals committees.


Koutoulas was the chief operating officer of the Boutique Funds of Funds Consulting Firm in Chicago from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, he was the CEO of the consulting firm Khaos Enterprises for five years beginning in 2005. Koutoulas began his career as a consultant for Smith Barney and a software developer for Urus Telecom.

Koutoulas gained notoriety in late December 2011 when JP Morgan asked him to "move his money elsewhere." Koutoulas, who was already in the process of switching to a different bank, responded by asking approximately 38,000 former MF Global customers to boycott JP Morgan.[3]


  • JD, Business Concentration, Northwestern University School of Law, 2006
  • BS, Finance, History, University of Florida, 2003[4]