Welcome to Typhon Capital Management, a registered CTA.
Nov 16

MF steps ‘nefarious or illegal’: regulator

The New York Post James Koutoulas, the lawyer for the 7,000 MF clients, known as the Commodity Customer Coalition, criticized the move, saying it will subject clients to months or even years of clawback actions. Koutoulas wants his MF clients to be first in line to be repaid in MF’s... read more →
Nov 16

MF Global trustee seeks cash release

The Wall Street Journal Typhon's Koutoulas, who is representing a coalition of several thousand former MF Global clients, said in an interview he intends to present on Wednesday a separate plan that would see all customer assets released by MF Global, using electronic account reports that had been generated daily... read more →
Nov 15

MF Global may get more time to use JPMorgan cash

Reuters JPMorgan received a lien on some MF assets in return for letting MF Global use the $8 million in cash collateral now being used by the company in bankruptcy. That drew the ire of some commodities customers who say JPMorgan was not entitled to any lien that would pay... read more →
Nov 15

MF Global trustee seeks to charge additional fees

Futures Magazine “What is clear is that the trustee is trying to make as much money as possible,” says James Koutoulas, co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition. Koutoulas is representing a group of former MF Global customer and brokers and is looking for the trustee to return all customer segregated... read more →
Nov 14

MF Global customer group joins battle

Futures Magazine James L. Koutoulas has formalized his group advocating on behalf of former MF Global customers and brokers and given it a name: The Commodity Customer Coalition, which is more than 2,500 strong and growing. And on Monday Koutoulas filed an objection to JP Morgan’s interim order that he... read more →
Nov 11

MF Global fund frustration grows, CFTC confirms probe

Reuters James Koutoulas, chief executive of Typhon Capital Management in Chicago, has gathered a loose coalition of around 1,200 MF Global customers who are also frozen out of their cash. As much as $55 million of his firm's money is inaccessible. "Being tied up for even an hour is an... read more →
Nov 09

Clients question CME oversight of MF Global

The New York Times For decades, commodities and futures trading firms have been largely policed by the exchanges where they trade, setting up potential conflicts of interest. These profit-making exchanges, like the CME Group, oversee the very futures firms they rely on for business, a self-regulatory system unlike that overseeing... read more →
Nov 08

CTA wants to fill industry leadership void

Futures Magazine James L. Koutoulas, CEO of Typhon Capital Management, is upset at the handling of the MF Global bankruptcy and wants to give a voice to the thousands of customers who don’t have a seat at the table. Koutoulas, who is also an attorney, is informally representing approximately 200... read more →
Nov 08

Next steps by MF Global clients: anxious waiting and lawsuit preparation

Crain’s Chicago Business Mr. Koutoulas is also rounding up support from other former MF Global customers for an effort to win representation in MF Global's bankruptcy proceedings. “It's the clients' money,” Mr. Koutoulas said in an interview Monday. “No one is protecting the client.”
Nov 05

MF Global clients fear for what they left

The New York Times Mr. Koutoulas, the commodities trading adviser from Chicago, flew to New York early this week to file an emergency motion in federal court asking that all accounts be unfrozen and immediately transferred in full to other clearinghouses.