Featuring AGI Trustee: Eugene Ludwig


Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

Eugene Ludwig

Eugene Ludwig, the founder and chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group, is a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading financial companies. Mr. Ludwig is a business leader and expert on banking regulation, risk management, and fiscal policy who founded Promontory in 2001. Before founding Promontory, Gene was vice chairman and senior control officer of Bankers Trust New York Corp. As U.S. comptroller of the currency from 1993 to 1998, Gene served as the Clinton administration’s point person on the policy response to the credit crunch of the early 1990s. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Covington & Burling, specializing in banking law.

In addition to his role at Promontory Financial Group, Gene is chairman and co-founder of Promontory Interfinancial Network and managing principal of CapGen Financial, a private equity firm. He has written numerous articles on banking and finance for scholarly journals and publications and has been a guest lecturer at Yale and Harvard law schools and Georgetown University’s International Law Institute. He graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College and received a Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree as a Keasbey Fellow. He holds a Juris Doctor from Yale University.