Staying one step ahead of your rivals

Article 1 of 3: The fixed income landscape is in flux. In this series of three blogs, I’ll explore the important trends we see dominating the fixed income space in the year ahead: technology, liquidity and operational efficiency. After years of resisting innovation and the adoption of technology in the same way as other asset…

Trials and Triumphs of Gene Editing: A Compendium

THE COWEN INSIGHT While offering curative potential, much remains to be known about the long-term clinical activity and safety of gene editing therapies. We expect answers to these complex questions will continue to be a key investor focus as programs advance. While the clinical and regulatory progress of gene therapies may inform the road ahead…

Sara Schad, Ph.D

Dr. Schad joined Cowen Healthcare Investments in October 2021 and researches novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches employed by biotechnology and healthcare companies. Dr. Schad received her Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathology from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, where her work was focused on identifying and characterizing novel T cell phenotypes within the…

Acelyrin, Inc. Closes $250 Million Series B Financing and Announces Licensing of Izokibep, a Late-Stage IL-17A Inhibitor to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

Series B led by Matrix Capital Management, Surveyor-Citadel Capital, and Westlake Village BioPartners Currently enrolling izokibep in a pivotal trial in uveitis and a Phase 2b trial in axial spondyloarthritis; activities underway for a Phase 2b trial in hidradenitis suppurativa LOS ANGELES, CA., NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – ACELYRIN, INC., an innovative biopharma company that identifies,

The Rapid Ascent of Millennials and Gen Z

The Cowen Insight Our fourth annual proprietary Gen Z and Millennial survey across seven verticals illustrates transformational shifts in spending power and variance in spending preferences. Sustainability, social commerce, and shifts to digital are likely to have profound effects on growth and risk across retail, eCommerce, restaurants, food, cannabis, and payments sectors. Key themes from…

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Scaling Gen Z Brands: A Conversation with A.K.A. Brands

Jill Ramsey, CEO and Ciaran Long, CFO of A.K.A. Brands speak with Oliver Chen, Retail Luxury Analyst about scaling digitally native, direct-to-consumer fashion brands for Gen Z. They discuss a data driven approach to merchandising, the role of micro influencers for customer acquisition, and experiential retail. They also discuss drivers of growth, technology, and…

Livin on the Edge, Part 3: Storage & Networking

This is part three of a five part series on edge computing with a focus on storage and networking. THE COWEN INSIGHT Edge computing will spur storage and networking investment outside of traditional data center architectures. Decentralized compute resources at the edge will fuel demand for data fabric enablers and low-latency storage solutions. Burgeoning demand…

One Vision, Many Paths; Defining “True” 5G

“True” 5G is expected to expand the use case of a wireless network meaningfully. This, however, will require significant investment in SA (standalone) 5G equipment, edge nodes/C-RAN, optical infra., small cells, and mmWave spectrum, which remains early going. The best way to invest in 5G at this still early stage is fiber/small cell service providers,

Livin on the Edge, Part 4: Bringing Analytics & Business Logic to Edge Compute

This is part four of a five part series on edge computing with a focus on software and security. THE COWEN INSIGHT Edge computing targets use cases that are not well-addressed by the cloud, most often because of networking and latency constraints. By combining real-time data from edge devices with analytical transactional processing, new…

Public Cloud VIII: COVID-19 Accelerating Migration

THE COWEN INSIGHT Our 8th annual report on the Public Cloud market based on a survey of 644 company respondents provides insight on a range of topics including: cloud spending trends workload migration dynamics vendor positioning COVID-19 is accelerating SaaS/Cloud migrations; while looming macro weakness could offset strong growth. Survey was positive for AWS…

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