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Helios Deutsche Program


The Helios Deutsche Program, managed by Damian Taylor and Hubert Van Den Bergh, uses a proprietary short-term systematic model to trade DAX® futures in an attempt to generate absolute returns uncorrelated to other asset classes. The DAX®’s volatility and price action have made it an ideal instrument for expressing the Helios methodology.


  • Helios is short-term trend following and ensures any losing positions are flattened quickly.
  • Helios utilizes a 7.5% positional stop loss target.
  • All trades are done using a volatility overlay- as volatility rises, leverage is reduced.
  • Helios inputs trades at least 30 minutes before the fixed trading time each day, a risk officer checks these trades at this time
  • We set a maximum contract limit at the prime broker-level, ensuring no “fat finger” or rogue algo trades can be processed for an additional layer of operational security.


Damian Taylor- Portfolio Manager

In February of 2017, Messrs. van den Bergh and Taylor joined Typhon as the co-heads of the Helios Deutsche Program.

Prior to joining Typhon Mr. Taylor set up the equity trading desk for the Seaport Group from June of 2014 through May of 2015. Before that, he was a partner and head of Equity trading at NSBO Ltd (North Square Blue Oak) from November of 2008 through March of 2014.

From August of 2007 to October of 2008 Mr. Taylor was appointed head of trading at Matrix Alternative Asset Management, a hedge fund group with 3 funds running over $40M AUM. He came to Matrix after working at Pali International from February of 2006 until July 2007 as a senior trader for Institutional Derivatives and Equities.

Before joining Pali, Mr. Taylor set up the Mountcashel Fund from May 2002 through January 2006-a long-short equity hedge fund based on a proprietary algorithm he helped to write and develop and served as Partner and Senior Fund Manager.

From September 1997 to April 2002 Mr. Taylor worked for ING Barings where he developed a trading system that systematically traded long-short equities, relative value and directional futures for one of their proprietary books. Mr. Taylor began his career as a closed-end funds analyst at Caspian Securities from January 1996 to August 1997.

Mr. Taylor received his BA from the University of Manchester in 1995 with Honors in Economics and Econometrics. Mr. Taylor completed 3 A levels in Economics, Math and Chemistry in 1991. He currently holds an Investment Management Certificate.

Hubert Van den Bergh- Portfolio Manager

Prior to joining Typhon, Mr. Van den Bergh worked in equity sales for The Lazarus Partnership from 2014 to 2015 and Oriel Securities from 2013 to 2014. Prior to this Mr. Van den Bergh was at Kew Capital LLP, 2010 through 2011, as manager of an equity long/short book.

From 2004 to 2009 he co-managed a fund at Park Town Asset Management LLP, a business later sold to Matrix Asset Management LLP.

Mr. Van den Bergh was at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers from 1998 to 2004 where he managed $1bn of pension fund money. Simultaneously, he co-managed the UK equity hedge fund.

Mr. Van den Bergh received a BA degree from Oxford University in French and Linguistics. His earlier education was completed at Eton College. Mr. Van den Bergh holds both CFA and IMC (Investment Management Certificate), credentials.














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