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About Luminist

Luminist Capital was founded on sound investing, risk management and wealth preservation principals. Luminism, the American art style often associated with the Hudson River School, is characterized by shedding light on the natural environment and emphasizing details the common observer would often overlook. This philosophy is the backbone of our approach to investing and risk management.

Our strict rules-based investment process is derived from 30 years of trading, portfolio management and market making experience in the trading pits of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) & in electronic markets. Our team has extensive experience transacting and managing risk in all major asset classes.

Above all we are an independent fee-only Advisor, held to a fiduciary standard. At all times we act in the best interest of our clients, placing their interest ahead of ours. 

To learn more visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, or send us an email

Management Team

Justin Biebel

John Timmermans


Managing Partner & CIO

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Justin has been managing options-based portfolios for over 15 years, first as a market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), then at GFT Markets and GAIN Capital.  He was responsible for the development and operation of a trading platform that supported option trading on streaming prices, 24 hours a day, on over 15,000 options.  Justin has extensive experience managing risk associated with options on equities, indices, commodities and currencies. Justin received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife, three children and Spinone.

John's experience ranges from foreign currency market maker and futures broker, to option trader and risk manager.  The bulk of his career has been spent on electronic trading desks as a market maker and risk manager. Throughout the years his ability to connect to clients and colleagues alike has prepared him perfectly for his role at Luminist Capital. He is a registered Investment Advisor Representative holding series 65 and series 3 licenses. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a degree in Business Administration. He currently resides in East Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and 2 children

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