Kirk Ludtke


Managing Director, Credit and Cross-Capital

Kirk Ludtke is a senior analyst with Cowen with over 30 years of leveraged finance experience. He joined Cowen in 2016 as part of its acquisition of certain businesses from CRT. At CRT, he specialized in special (primarily stressed and distressed) situations in a variety of industries (primarily automotive, capital equipment, and financial services) and across the capital structure. He joined CRT in 2006 after working at JPMorgan Chase & Company and certain of its predecessors for 22 years. At JPMorgan, he specialized in leveraged finance, financial restructurings, and fixed income research. Mr. Ludtke was ranked as a leading U.S. auto industry analyst in Institutional Investor’s Annual Fixed Income Research Poll for six consecutive years. He received a BA, cum laude, in economics from Albion College and an MBA in finance from The University of Michigan.


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