Jan 11

Brash commodities trader shakes up MF Global case


He was surprised when his efforts gained attention and other customers sought to join forces, quickly making him the de facto advocate for nearly all customers as head of the grassroots Commodity Customer Coalition. But Koutoulas plays down the “boy wonder” label he’s picked up from cohorts. “Alexander the Great was commanding 48,000 troops at 24,” the former University of Florida classics scholar told Reuters in an interview at Typhon’s New York office. “It’s not like I’m going to war,” he said, sitting in Typhon’s conference room. “Guys go to war at 18.”