George Michalopoulos is the Portfolio Manager of the Leonidas Energy and Macro Strategies and joined Typhon in December 2016.
Prior to joining Typhon, Mr. Michalopoulos worked for Citadel Investment Group in London and Chicago from August of 2005 through March of 2011 where he held various roles, among them Portfolio Manager and as a Junior Trader for their crude oil portfolio-ultimately becoming the Director of Citadel’s sole speculative crude volatility business. During his tenure at Citadel, Mr. Michalopoulos gained valuable skills and experience trading in the energy products, including Crude Oil, WTI, Brent, and Natural Gas.
Following his time at Citadel, Mr. Michalopoulos founded Empeopled, a social project to self-govern social media and create crowd-based decision making, in April of 2012 in Los Angeles, California and continues working on today.
Mr. Michalopoulos graduated from The University of Chicago in June of 2005 with a BA in Economics and a 3.8 GPA, he was named to the Dean’s List from 2001 thru 2005, and was a Metcalf Fellow in 2004. Mr. Michalopoulos was elected Phi Beta Kappa in 2005.