Cowen Names John Holl Head of International Sales and Trading for Cowen Execution Services Limited (CESL)

NEW YORK, NY — February 1, 2018 — Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) announced that John Holl has been named Head of International Sales and Trading for Cowen Execution Services Limited (CESL). In this role, Mr. Holl is overseeing the expansion of Cowen’s European-based sales and trading initiatives and further enhancing Cowen’s client-service resources. In addition, Mr. Holl is responsible for Cowen’s non-dollar equity business, which encompasses European and Asian equity trading. Mr. Holl reports to Dan Charney, Co-President, Cowen and Company.

“John is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience trading equities in the international arena and his vast industry background enables him to bring his unique perspective when executing Cowen’s vision to always puts its clients’ needs first,” said Dan Charney, Co-President, Cowen and Company. “Cowen actively trades on all of the major exchanges across the globe and John and his team have been instrumental in helping Cowen expand its European footprint and trading initiatives while becoming a central hub for all non-Americas business.”

John Holl joined Cowen following its recent acquisition of Convergex and most recently was Managing Director and Head of Convergex Limited’s Sales and Trading. Mr. Holl previously spearheaded Knight Capital Group’s European equity business for 10 years, building a highly successful institutional business from the ground up. Mr. Holl has extensive buy-side and sell-side experience and, prior to his tenure at Knight, he held senior trading positions at Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was involved with many different aspects of international sales trading. Mr. Holl began his career in equities at Schroder Wertheim and gathered valuable buy-side experience from his role at Sanford Bernstein. Mr. Holl received his B.A. in Criminal Justice, with honors, from the University at Albany, State University of New York.


About Cowen Inc.

Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing and commission management through its two business segments: Cowen Investment Management and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Cowen Investment Management provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. For additional information, visit

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