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Equity Research Associate, Technology - Semiconductors & IT Hardware

Experienced - Res

San Francisco, CA

Job Description:

Cowen is looking for an Associate to join its Technology, Semiconductors and IT Hardware Equity Research team in San Francisco.   

The successful candidate will work directly with the Senior Research Analyst on many aspects of the research process including: building and maintaining financial models, 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.


The following are the minimum requirements for the position:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related area of study with a strong GPA.  An MBA is a plus.
  • 2 years+ experience in and/or knowledge of the semiconductor component sector ideally either on the buy or sell side.
  • CFA/CFA Track a plus.
  • Strong quantitative, financial modeling and Excel skills with a thorough understanding of financial analysis and the investment process.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.  As part of the interview process candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample.
  • Securities licenses preferred (SIE/series 7, 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