Cowen Cares empowers our ability to deliver a positive influence in matters that repair the world.
Doing Better Enables Us To Do Good
Everything we do at Cowen is driven by our core Values of Vision, Empathy, Sustainability and Tenacious Teamwork, including the ways in which we engage with each other and give back. We strive to bring these values to life through our various Cowen Cares initiatives and programs.
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:
- 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
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
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
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.
COWEN CARES HIGHLIGHTS
Here are some of the ways that we’ve added more good to our communities this past year.
“We are proud to have hosted food drives on behalf of Trussell Trust, which supports a network of food banks across the UK. Food poverty in the UK is growing issue and our support can really make a difference.”
– Kathryn Mawhinney, Vice President & Matthew Corr, Associate | Belfast
“We completed a supply drive for DC Creative Writing Workshop, a non-profit after school program. They were tremendously grateful for the art supplies, footballs and basketballs which we could tell will make a big difference in their after-school experience.”
– Caroline McGrail, Managing Director | Washington, DC
Cowen is a proud member of the Partnership For New York City – a nonprofit organization that draws on the resources and expertise of businesses to help solve public challenges, create jobs and strengthen neighborhoods throughout NYC.
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