Managing Director and U.S. Co-Head, Prime Services

Doug Nelson is Managing Director – Co-Head of Cowen’s U.S. Prime Brokerage Services.  Prior to Cowen’s acquisition of Convergex, Mr. Nelson was Executive Managing Director of Convergex Execution Solutions and Head of Convergex’s Global Clearing and Prime Services businesses. In this role, Mr. Nelson managed all of Convergex’s prime services and global clearing products and services offered in over 100 global market centers. He also served as a member of Convergex’s executive committee.

Mr. Nelson also co-founded NorthPoint Trading Partners, an industry-leading provider of integrated prime services and advanced execution solutions for hedge funds, mutual funds and family offices.  Mr. Nelson was also Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Neovest where he was responsible for overseeing institutional sales and also was Vice President of Investments at Robinson Humphrey.

With over 25 years of industry experience and specializing in the hedge fund and alternative strategies space, Mr. Nelson has a unique perspective and extensive understanding of the nuances and complexities that affect the evolving marketplace.

Mr. Nelson holds Series 3, 4, 7 and 24 registrations. He earned his Bachelor’s in Finance and is an honors graduate from the University of Florida.


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