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Michael S. Rosen

Managing Director and Global Co-Head, Prime Brokerage & Outsourced Trading

Equity Capital Markets

Michael Rosen is Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Prime Brokerage & Outsourced Trading. Mr. Rosen co-founded Concept Capital Markets, LLC and until its acquisition by Cowen, served as a Managing Member of the firm. During his tenure with Concept Capital, Mr. Rosen was involved in the management of all aspects of the firm’s operations, with a particular emphasis on business and client development and technology implementation. Mr. Rosen also served as a member of the Board of Managers of Concept Capital Holdings, LLC, the company’s former parent, Concept Capital Administration, LLC, which provided administrative services to the company and its affiliates, and ConceptONE, LLC, which provides risk and performance analytic solutions, middle and back office support services, and regulatory reporting services to investment managers.

Mr. Rosen, who started in the investment business in 1985, has broad experience in prime brokerage services, portfolio management, equity research, and investment banking. He has been affiliated with the firm and its predecessors since 1997 and co-founded Whiteford Advisors, LLC, an investment management business. As a Managing Member, Mr. Rosen co-managed several pools of funds under that umbrella through the end of 2005. His career began as an equity analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert covering the aerospace and defense industries and conglomerates. He subsequently moved to Smith Barney to cover the same groups. Mr. Rosen then joined Steinhardt Partners, L.P.  After working at Ethos Capital Management, Inc. as a portfolio manager responsible for a wide array of industries ranging from industrials to the consumer sectors, Mr. Rosen joined Lazard Freres, LLC and helped drive that firm’s effort to build up its capital markets business.

Mr. Rosen graduated Johns Hopkins University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

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