Edwin Leon is a Managing Director and senior member of Cowen’s Outsourced Trading team. The team serves investment managers across a wide range of strategies as well as asset owners investing with such managers. In a career that has spanned over 20 years, Mr. Leon developed a great deal of experience as both a trader and a manager of trading operations. This experience includes dealings with institutional and retail desks, proprietary trading operations, high-frequency firms, quantitative strategies, as well as broker-dealer compliance and operations.
Mr. Leon’s career began in electronic trading, sales, trading – including operations and clearing and fintech solutions, before also taking on business development responsibilities. Prior to Cowen, Mr. Leon served as Managing Partner and Head of Business Development at Schonfeld Institutional Brokerage Services, where he was responsible for managing a 25 person sales and trading desk, as well as product development and marketing. Mr. Leon held a similar position at Rodman & Renshaw.
Mr. Leon is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University.