Our team of sales and trading professionals serves institutional investor clients in the United States and internationally. Cowen and Company trades common stocks, listed options and equity-linked securities on behalf of its clients. We also provide an electronic execution suite.


Cowen’s Institutional Salesforce is comprised of approximately 60 professionals with offices in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and London.

Equity Derivatives – Options and Event Strategies

Cowen’s Options and Event Strategies team executes single stock, index and ETF options, as well as cash merger arbitrage spreads and cash trading in event names for the firm’s clients.

The group adds another layer of content and production for all of Cowen’s clients. The Options and Event Strategies team provides clients with desk content and trading capabilities encompassing event driven and institutional options strategies while leveraging Cowen’s research platform. The team works with the research sales force and the equities sales traders to develop content and actionable trade ideas that clients can leverage to generate alpha.

Electronic Trading

Cowen ATM is a world-leading provider of customized trading algorithms that enable both buy and sell side traders to achieve maximum value at minimum cost. Unlike rigid “out-of the-box” products, our sophisticated trading solutions can be shaped to accommodate a nearly limitless number of objectives and strategies. This agility provides our clients with the highest-quality execution, unmatched reaction to evolving market dynamics, and a truly differentiating competitive advantage. To learn more: Cowen ATM

Securities Lending

Cowen Equity Finance (CEFG) is a self-clearing broker dealer that specializes in the sourcing of domestic and international equity and fixed income securities for the purposes of securities lending. A member of the OCC and NSCC, CEFG works with over five dozen counterparties to provide best execution and customized solutions to our counterparties.

CEFG’s team averages in excess of 20 years of experience and has excellent breadth and depth of relationships in the securities lending community. CEFG leverages a proprietary technology platform that allows us to best identify sources of supply and demand. Our careful approach to risk management enables us to make the best business-case decisions while minimizing operational risk.

CEFG also participates in the equity and listed options markets to find additional sources of supply and demand to better facilitate securities lending transactions. We feature a robust analytics platform to identify securities lending market trends and best understand our counterparties’ tendencies.

Corporate Access

Our Corporate Access Team works in coordination with our events team, Cowen’s Equity Research analysts and many issuers to provide companies and clients a very full blown corporate access experience. Our team provides our clients both in the US and Europe with a varied selection of events, from the traditional non-deal roadshow to some very bespoke events for which we have exceptional client demand.

Our view on corporate access is that it is yet another service that can be provided in conjunction with the overall suite of offerings and is looked at as very much an integral part of Cowen’s product offering. Our team of experienced professionals has many years of engaging clients and is second to none when providing logistics to ensure the complete success of our events. To learn more: Corporate Access

For further information, please contact  Dan Charney at (646) 562 1636.