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Our people make Cowen a special place

What we do at Cowen requires teamwork and collaboration. We have a proud tradition of attracting and retaining individuals who are smart, hardworking, ambitious and nice.

Cowen is large enough to provide substantial resources to each employee, yet small enough so that each member’s contribution is recognized.

People who succeed at our firm come from diverse backgrounds and share several common traits – vision, tenacity and empathy. Vision is the focus on outperformance in innovative ways, tenacity is the consistent effort to deliver new and better results and empathy represents the deep understanding and concern for colleagues and clients.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strategies are the catalyst for success and innovation in the workplace. We welcome individuals with unique personalities, goals, backgrounds and views.

Wellness, both physical and financial, is the cornerstone of our employee benefit programs. Our comprehensive benefit choices are designed to help employees meet their own specific needs. Programs, such as emergency back-up elder/child care, subsidized health club membership and flexible work arrangements, help employees balance work, life and family matters effectively.

Our culture is defined by three character traits: vision, tenacity and empathy.

Vision is the focus on outperformance in innovative ways, tenacity is the consistent effort to deliver new and better results and empathy represents the deep understanding and concern for colleagues and clients.
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“We've built a large, generalist platform that gives me an opportunity to interact with more clients.”
David Rountree, Managing Director, Equity Sales
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“The sell side is high energy and I love the 'work hard/play hard' culture.”
Jean Perreault, Vice President, Research
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“Day to day, I work with all of the business groups and teams within Cowen, either directly or behind the scenes.”
Peggy Finster, Managing Director, Labor and Employment Counsel
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“We worked on the Trivago IPO, the Facebook IPO, the sale of Living Social to Groupon and the Wayfair IPO.”
Jose A. Cobos, Managing Director, Technology, Media and Telecom

Employee Benefits

 Comprehensive Employee Benefits

Always trying to stay ahead of the curve, Cowen offers a unique health benefits experience to our employees, designed for effortless navigation and ease of administration. Wellness, both physical and financial, is a cornerstone of these programs. They are designed to provide coverage options that have the flexibility to meet the needs of employees and all types of families.

 

Working Families

Cowen fully supports working families by offering up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave plus an additional 4 weeks of paid primary care giver leave, the latter being gender neutral. High-quality back up child and elder care is available to help balance last minute needs. We offer flexible work arrangements, dependent care assistance and child and elder care referral programs to help our employees and their families balance work and life matters effectively.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

People who succeed at Cowen come from diverse backgrounds and share several common characteristics – vision, tenacity and empathy. Cowen strives to employs individuals with unique personalities, goals, backgrounds and views. We believe that diversity and inclusion strategies are the catalyst for success and innovation in the workplace.

 

Wellness and Volunteerism

The Wall Street Run was originated in the early 1980s by two of the founding managing members of the investment management division, Tom Strauss and the late Morgan Stark, demonstrating our long, proud history of aligning philanthropy with physical fitness. Meditation and subsidized gym memberships are a few of the programs that support our goal of sustaining healthy minds and bodies.