Karl Ackerman, CFA

Director, TMT - Semiconductors; Storage Hardware

Karl Ackerman is a senior research analyst covering semiconductors and storage hardware. His research includes coverage of memory and storage across the system stack, as well as compound semis (GaN, SiC) and connectivity (RFFE) that address the proliferation of 5G. 

In 2017, Mr. Ackerman was named a Rising Star in Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team survey for both semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment. In 2016, he played a vital role on the #2 ranked semiconductor equipment team in Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team survey, and his team was ranked #3 in semiconductor equipment by Institutional Investor in 2015.

Prior to joining Cowen in 2015, Mr. Ackerman spent three years at RBC covering the IT hardware and technology supply chain industries. While at RBC, his team was ranked #2 each year in the All-America Research Team survey for Technology Supply Chain by Institutional Investor. Mr. Ackerman began his career at KeyBanc Capital Markets, holding positions within research and equity product management. He received a BBA (cum laude) in both finance and business economics from Ohio University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

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