Equity Research Associate - Aerospace & Defense

RES - Aerospace & Defense

New York


Cowen and Company is looking for an Associate to work for its Aerospace & Defense Research team. 

The successful candidate will work directly with the Senior Research Analysts on many aspects of the research process including: performing financial analysis and due diligence, writing investment-driven research reports, developing and fielding industry surveys and undertaking a wide array of industry analyses and competitive assessments. The associate will have broad exposure to company managements, investor conferences, and the research process that professional investment analysts utilize to make investments and recommendations. Competitive compensation and benefits program.


The following are the minimum requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or MBA with superior academic credentials
  • 2+ years sell or buy side research experience preferably in the A&D or broader industrial space
  • CFA a plus
  • Strong financial modeling skills, with attention to detail, and ability to write clearly and succinctly
  • Creative, self-directed research capabilities, comfort with ambiguity & imperfect information
  • Passion for investing and the equity markets
  • Hard-working, can-do attitude with a desire to learn and excel
  • Proven ability to work well on teams with flexibility to put in long hours when needed

As part of its hiring process, Cowen verifies identity and eligibility to work in the United States as required by law.  At this time, Cowen will not sponsor a new applicant for an employment visa for this position.

Company Profile:

Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm offering investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, commission management services and actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the Company is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. Learn more at Cowen.com