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Jun 13

Typhon launches metals-focused CTA

CTA Intelligence Chicago-based Typhon Capital Management has launched a metals CTA strategy run by a veteran New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) floor trader. The Vulcan Metals Strategy is a pure discretionary trading strategy managed by James Gallo, who has been a proprietary metals trader on the NYMEX since 1987.
May 17

Oil Climbs on Canadian Fires

The Wall Street Journal While stockpiles and production may still be relatively high, those factors can take a backseat when investors herd into the same space, which they have been doing lately in commodities, said James Koutoulas, chief executive at Typhon Capital Management, a commodity trader in Chicago with about... read more →
Apr 25

Commodity Hedge Funds Are Hot Again

The Wall Street Journal Inflows started again by late 2014 and the firm is now back nearly to its peak after adding $10 million in new investor money in the first quarter of this year, Mr. Koutoulas said. His team has been flying from its Chicago headquarters to Japan, Hong... read more →
Apr 22

Oil Prices Rise as panic Eases

The Wall Street Journal “This is not a place where you want to take a directional oil bet,” said James Koutoulas, chief executive at the futures-trading firm Typhon Capital Management, which manages about $100 million in assets. “You want to [bet on] volatility.”
Feb 10

How to reform the NFA’s corporate governance

CTA Intelligence Outgoing board members James Koutoulas and John Roe offer some recommendations The National Futures Association (NFA) has a large board, even though it was reduced to 29 members with this year’s election. It will now be com- posed of 19 directors affiliated with a member and 10 public... read more →
Feb 09

Oil Settles Below $28 a Barrel

The Wall Street Journal Oil sold off dramatically all of Tuesday afternoon as warnings of oversupply and tumbling stock markets around the world highlight the worst-case possibilities for a struggling market. “You’re seeing a lot of fear,” said James Koutoulas, chief executive at Typhon Capital Management, which manages about $100... read more →
Feb 04

Typhon Capital Bets Big on Biofuels

The Wall Street Journal Look for drivers – but not oil – to help steer a turnaround in commodities, according to Typhon Capital Management. The eight-year-old firm — famous for advocating for a group of clients hurt by MF Global Holdings Ltd — is making a big bet on biofuels,... read more →
Dec 22

MF Global Advocate Koutoulas At Center of Controversy Again

ValueWalk At the center of controversy’s spotlight is a familiar figure, James Koutoulas, an elected board member of the National Futures Association representing derivatives-based hedge funds known as CTA’s and CPO’s. Koutoulas was hailed in 2012 for his efforts on behalf of a portion of MF Global account holders who... read more →
Aug 24

Black Monday No Surprise, Says Analysts

Institutional Investor James Koutoulas, CEO of Typhon Capital Management in Chicago, concurs that today’s sell-off was overdue. “China’s central bank has been exposed as desperate and impotent, and the Fed has precious few bullets left,” he says. Typhon Capital design and manages multi asset class volatility portfolios as both alternative... read more →
Jul 29

Despite bumpy June/July, CTAs hold on

Opalesque His point is echoed by James Koutoulas, CEO of Typhon Capital Management, a Chicago-based CTA. "CTAs definitely attracted a ton of capital post-2008, but more allocators are digging deeper into the wide universe of strategies that have nothing to do with trend-following. Many of those strategies have absolutely nothing... read more →