Cowen Cares

Cowen Cares enables us to positively impact the communities in which we live and work—as we strive to make a difference in the world.

Doing Better Enables Us To Do Good

We are driven by our core values of Vision, Empathy, Sustainability and Tenacious Teamwork. They guide and define everything we do—among colleagues, clients, and our communities. Through Cowen Cares, we put our values into action with initiatives and programs – “doing good” as a consequence of “doing well” (as you will read in our Shareholder Letter, below).

Read our 2021 CEO Shareholder Letter.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

We match employee donations to non-profit organizations, organize volunteer activities and provide opportunities for community outreach. We also encourage meaningful conversations on underrepresentation and partner with socially-driven companies. All employees are invited and encouraged to actively participate in enriching our culture.  Some of the areas we are involved with include:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health care
  • Human rights

Cowen is a member of the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting leaders of global industries and government, drawing on the resources and expertise of businesses to help solve public challenges, create jobs and strengthen neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.

Read the recent Open Letter From Leaders of the Partnership for New York City.



Fair Wage & Inclusive Benefits

Fair Wage & Inclusive Benefits

Wellness, both physical and financial, is the cornerstone of our employee benefits program. Our comprehensive approach is designed to be inclusive and supportive toward all members of our community.

We work to ensure that we are in full compliance with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefit laws. Our compensation philosophy is founded on these essential principles:

  • Ensure fair and competitive pay relative to the industry and local labor market
  • Reward exceptional performance against expectations

Learning & Development

Learning & Development

We support continuous learning and development by providing high-quality programs and benefits that intellectually nourish our colleagues.

Job-related education and certification opportunities include:

  • Test preparation for necessary licenses to work in the securities industry as well as ongoing training to maintain license(s)
  • Training program for first year investment banking analysts which covers financial analysis, modeling and other relevant topics
  • Job-related seminars and other continuing education courses
  • Tuition reimbursement

Workshops for professional and personal enrichment at all levels include:

  • Career development
  • Time management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Health and wellness

Sustainable Commitment

Sustainable Commitment

In accordance with our core value of Sustainability, we are working to build a better future by advancing our own environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices through our daily actions.

We are committed to educating our stakeholders and enabling the growth of sustainable companies. Providing specialized Research and considering ESG issues when evaluating investments in our Investment Management business are just some of the ways we have embedded sustainability issues into our business.

Nourishing a culture  that promotes a positive influence in the world, along with mentorship and career development, is at the heart of our ability to deliver positive outcomes for our clients, colleagues, families and the communities in which we live.

Business people working discussing as a team at the office

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