Monday, March 30, 2015

New CEO at the Cato Institute

The Cato Institute has named Peter Goettler, a former managing director at Barclays Capital, as its new President and CEO, effective April 1. Current CEO John Allison is retiring.

Goettler retired in 2008 as a managing director and head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Americas, at Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, PLC. He also served as chief executive officer for the firm’s businesses in Latin America and head of Global Loans and Global Leveraged Finance. According to the institute, he has been a member of the Cato Institute’s board since last year and a supporter of the Institute for 15 year.

The Cato Institute’s Board of Directors approved Goettler as the next CEO by unanimous vote at its March 28 meeting.

There is no paper trail of Goettler's views on anything beyond a notice that he gave a lecture on free markets and economic development, in Naimbia.



  1. Cato is NOT libertarian. It is an integral part of the beltway complex with too much money and a conservative statist mindset wanting to shave government so that it works better. Now it hires banksters.

  2. He doesn't need any views; he just needs to provide access.