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Equity Research Associate - Consumer - Beverage, Tobacco & Cannabis

Experienced - Res

New York, NY

Cowen is looking for an Associate to join its Consumer - Beverages, Tobacco & Cannabis Equity Research team in New York.  

The successful candidate will work directly with the Senior Research Analyst and their team on many aspects of the research process including: coordination of work across Cowen research teams on collaborative cannabis industry reports, building and maintaining financial models, performing financial analysis, cannabis industry data aggregation and maintenance, 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.

The following are the minimum requirements for the position:

  • Undergraduate degree in business or a quantitative area if study with a strong GPA
  • 2 + years of experience in sell side / buy side research or in the consumer coverage space preferred
  • CFA or CFA track is a big plus
  • Exceptionally strong financial modeling and Excel skills with a thorough understanding of financial statements, financial analysis, and the investment process. Such skills will be tested as part of the interview process
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. As part of the interview process candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample
  • Securities licensed preferred (series 7/SIE, 63, 86, 87)
  • Proven ability to work well on teams, self-motivated, showing initiative, a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard

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 Group 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