We provide award-winning investment analysis that is authoritative and agenda-setting, across a broad array of industry sectors, as reflected in our flagship Ahead of the Curve® Series

Our Collaborative Approach

Cowen has consistently invested in its Research franchise. Through on-the-ground research and proprietary data-driven insights, we identify securities most likely to be impacted by emerging trends and industry disruption.

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Leading the Industry by Design

We have more than 50 publishing analysts covering 800 securities across a range of industries, and our research has earned readership that is 3x-8x larger than Street averages.1

  • Our disruptive Ahead of the Curve® Series reports are our marquee products. These reports showcase the authoritative expertise and thought leadership synonymous with the Cowen Research brand. Each report focuses on a non-consensus idea, a view on an investment controversy, or an emerging topic we believe investors need to focus on in more depth.
  • Our analysts generate keen insights that support and drive Cowen’s differentiated client service model.
  • Our Annual Themes Report identifies major areas of disruption and opportunity.

1 Financial Times, 2/8/17

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Special Topics

In addition to these topics, we also have dedicated experts focused on a wide range of areas across our Sectors and Capabilities including Cross-Asset and Special Situations.


By harnessing the efforts of multiple Cowen analysts, we provide a unique, 420° View™ of the emerging cannabis sector. In addition to being the first major investment bank to provide research coverage of this emerging industry, Cowen hosts multiple cannabis investor conferences each year that include insights from our experts in retail, e-commerce, restaurants, health care, agriculture, and Washington policy. 

Data Science

Our data science initiative harnesses massive datasets in the public and private domain to help inform our analysts’ investment opinions.  It represents a multi-million dollar investment in using technology to synthesize information and using that information to help generate alpha.

Digital Health

Our Digital Health Initiative™ brings together the collective insight of our research analysts in a variety of disciplines to examine the intersection of technology, retail and health care, and how this convergence will impact the investment landscape.


Our ESG Research highlights analysis that includes significant environmental, social or governance implications for those portfolio managers focused on those criteria as part of their investment process.


Cowen and MassRobotics are collaborating to bring together our extensive market knowledge to advance research into the emerging Robotics and Artificial Intelligence industry. MassRobotics is a global hub in Robotics, representing engineers, rocket scientists and entrepreneurs focused on the needs of the Robotics community.

Washington Research Commentaries

Our Washington Research Group (WRG), established more than 40 years ago, is a leading voice for commentary and insights into Washington policy. The team has been consistently recognized at the top of its field by clients and in industry surveys.

Government policy and regulatory affairs play an increasingly important role in investment analysis. WRG’s valuable macro perspective complements the domain expertise of Cowen’s exceptional fundamental equity research.

WRG’s multi-faceted coverage includes:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Financial Services
  • Fiscal & Tax Policy
  • Health Care Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Medicare
  • Pharmaceutical Policy
  • Technology, Media & Telecom/FCC

Conferences & Events


Nov 13, 2020

4th Annual IO Next Summit

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Nov 05, 2020

2020 Post-Election Forum

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Oct 15, 2020

2020 MedTools Conference

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