Futures Magazine James Koutoulas, co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition. Angered over seeing his MF Global accounts frozen and the lack of response by industry leaders, Koutoulas offered his services to former MF Global customers and created a coalition that arguably has done more to get customers their money back... read more →
Thomson Reuters "The overall goal is to change the culture of the organization to be more activist," Koutoulas told Reuters in an interview. Koutoulas and Roe co-founded the Commodity Customer Coalition in late 2011 to help former customers of MF Global get their money back, and now want NFA to... read more →
Reuters 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... read more →
The Motley Fool If you talk to Koutoulas, it becomes clear very quickly that the main Goliath to his David right now is JPMorgan. "Their hands are on every aspect of this case," he told me. He went on to explain that JPMorgan was the custodian for MF Global's segregated... read more →
Business Insider Commodity Customer Coalition founder James Koutoulas is requesting that MF Global bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn investigate three potential legal issues that are said to have occurred in transferring of MF Global assets.
Business Insider "[JP Morgan] wear way too many hats in this situation. Their fingers are all over this. They were a custodian of customer segregated funds, they were a primary lender to MF Global..., they were head of the creditors' committee in bankruptcy court, they're buying customer claims for pennies... read more →
Business Insider Consistently in the backdrop has been Koutoulas—an enduring presence at bankruptcy trials and Congressional hearings, a knowledgeable voice cited within the pages of major news publications and a stoic figure that represents over 8,000 wronged MF Global clients, pro-bono.
Forbes James Koutoulas, the lawyer and futures trader who is representing MF Global customers in bankruptcy court, has a message for JP Morgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon: explain yourself. Koutoulas says he’s extending an “open invitation” to the head of the country’s biggest bank to meet with him, and... read more →
NY Post A growing group of burned MF Global customers, ranging from hedge-fund traders to farmers, are calling for a boycott of JPMorgan Chase over fears that the bank is angling to get paid out first, before individual MF customers. At the same time, Koutoulas is angling to get JPMorgan... read more →
Fortune My goal is real simple: getting everybody's money back," he says. "And I think we have a very high likelihood of doing just that." In early November, Koutoulas, along with fellow Chicago futures trader, John Roe – son of Tennessee Republican congressman Dr. Phil Roe – founded the Commodity... read more →