As part of the Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program, James Hilton, Executive Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group, LLC, will be on campus to deliver a lecture titled: Enjoying a successful and ethical career in finance: Navigating the Faustian dilemma.
Date: Monday, April 15 at 7.30 pm
Location: Axinn 229
Promontory Financial Group, LLC is a global firm dedicated to assisting financial firms with complex regulatory, risk and compliance issues.
Mr. Hilton joined Promontory in 2004, shortly after its founding. Before assuming his current role, he served in various positions as Promontory has grown, including as the head of its anti-money laundering practice.
Currently, Mr. Hilton manages the U.S. advisory practice. He helps clients respond to regulatory mandates arising from changing regulation, examinations and enforcement actions, especially in the areas of board governance, risk governance and compliance. He focuses on assisting financial institutions to identify the root causes of regulatory issues, and develop and implement comprehensive plans to remedy them. Mr. Hilton also has extensive experience in strategic planning and change management within financial institutions. As a former enforcement attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he brings a unique regulatory perspective to his work.
Mr. Hilton began his career in financial services as an attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he focused on a variety of regulatory issues and enforcement matters. He assisted with regulatory enforcement actions related to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, as well as with several white-collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Hilton left the New York Fed to become general counsel of Chicago Board Brokerage, a joint venture of the Chicago Board of Trade and inter-dealer broker Prebon Yamane, which was created to handle electronic trading and clearing of U.S. Treasury securities. He later joined Prebon, where he took responsibility for business planning and product management. Following Prebon’s sale to Collin Stewart Tullett in 2004, Mr. Hilton came to Promontory, initially as a consultant. Before attending law school Mr. Hilton held multiple staff roles with the Massachusetts State Legislature. He earned his J.D. at Boston University and a B.A. in Government, Soviet Languages and Literature at Harvard University.