John Baratta is Managing Director and a senior member of Cowen’s Outsourced Trading team that serves investment managers across assets classes.
Mr. Baratta brings some thirty years of experience trading equities, options, futures and complex strategies. He came to Cowen through the acquisition of Concept Capital Markets, which he joined in 2011 and where he served as Managing Director and head equity trader. Prior to this, Mr. Baratta was the head trader for a four hundred million dollar hedge fund specializing in arbitrage and mid-tear financing.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Baratta was a NYSE floor broker and a market-maker for Gruntal and Ladenburg Thalmann. Additionally, Mr. Baratta has extensive experience with back-office procedures, settlements, and corporate reorgs.