James L. Koutoulas, Esq.


  • HFA Global Board of Directors
  • Chair, HFA Digital Assets Committee
  • HFA Regulatory Committee


  • Founder, Typhon Capital Management

James L. Koutoulas, Esq., founded Typhon Capital Management 2008 in order to provide investors with the ability to access emerging managers who are surrounded by institutional infrastructure. He is the CEO of the company, sits on its Risk and Investment Committees, and is the head of portfolio management for Typhon’s multi-strategy products. James has 24 years experience in accounting, computer programming, operations, and trading.

He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance as a National Merit Scholar and has a J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with a concentration in Securities Law. Northwestern Law named James its top Emerging Leader in 2016.

James is one of the leaders of the futures industry. He is the President and co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition and led the full recovery of $6.7B for customers affected by the MF Global Bankruptcy. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association for three years. He was named one of “Wall Street’s Top Crypto Rockstars” by Business Insider.