Managing Director, Outsourced Trading

William Byrne is Managing Director and a senior member of Cowen’s Outsourced Trading team that services investment managers across asset classes.

Mr. Byrne brings more than 24 years of trading and trading desk management experience. Prior to joining Cowen, he was a Partner, Managing Director, and Head of Trading at Conifer Securities LLC. In this role, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Outsourced Trading desks in New York and San Francisco. Before that, Mr. Byrne was Executive Director with Morgan Stanley’s Prime Brokerage Division, where he managed the Outsourced Trading desk. Mr. Byrne’s previous experience also includes equity trading at Soros Fund Management, New York. He began his career with Franklin Mutual Advisors under the direction of Michael Price, as an equity trader for a diverse group of mutual funds and managers with $50 billion in assets.

Mr. Byrne holds Series 7, 24, 55 and 63 NASD licenses.


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