Managing Director and Head, Derivatives Sales & Trading

Mr. Forman is Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Sales and Trading.  He is responsible for further expanding Cowen’s institutional derivatives capabilities.  Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Forman was Co-Head of Sales and Trading at Macro Risk Advisors (MRA) where he helped run the firm’s trading desk. Before joining MRA in 2012, Mr. Forman was a senior derivatives trader at Nomura Securities. In addition, he previously worked as a derivatives trader at JP Morgan during which time he was named a “Top 30 Under 30 Trader” by Traders Magazine.

Mr. Forman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Yale where he graduated cum laude.


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