Culture & Benefits

Cowen’s mission is to advise and connect aspirational investors and providers of capital in a shared ambition to outperform. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards as we pursue another 100+ years of exceptional client service.

Our CORE Values

We are fully invested in the success of our employees and clients, which is articulated through our core values of Vision, Empathy, Sustainability and Tenacious Teamwork.


We consistently deliver differentiated and disruptive insights that help our clients outperform.

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We proactively consider and account for the priorities and concerns of our colleagues and clients.

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We endeavor to produce ideas and solutions that are ethically grounded and aim to pass the test of time.

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Tenacious Teamwork

We elevate collaboration to new levels, empowering our ability to provide the best solutions for our clients.

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Our Benefits

We take great care in delivering an employee benefit program that promotes financial and physical wellness for all of our employees.

Health & Wellness

We offer a unique health benefits experience to our employees, designed for effortless navigation and ease of administration. In addition to offering premium health coverage, Cowen provides subsidized gym memberships, as well as diabetes management assistance, comprehensive fertility support and gender dysphoria services.

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Family Support

We provide 17 weeks paid maternity leave, including 4 weeks of paid primary gender neutral caregiver leave, support flexible work arrangements, and back-up child and elder care programs to help balance last minute needs.

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Inclusion and Diversity

We pride ourselves on our empathetic and collaborative culture, where the power of diversity is harnessed to transform the status quo. Our focus on inclusion expands our thinking in order to generate better outcomes for clients, while striving to increase fairness and equity for our colleagues. Cowen’s vision of creating a more inclusive and equitable future is supported by our core values and is essential to our ability to outperform.

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Through our Cowen Cares platform, we encourage a culture of giving and service at a local, national and global level including initiatives such as The Wall Street Run, which was originated in the early 1980s by two of the founding managing members of the Investment Management division, Tom Strauss and the late Morgan Stark.

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