Cowen Announces Senior Electronic Trading Hires

Cowen – New York, NY – Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today announced two new senior hires within Cowen and Company’s electronic trading division.  Jason Oien joins as Managing Director and Head of Electronic Trading Services.  Jennifer Hadiaris joins as Managing Director and Head of Global Market Structure.

“Jason and Jennifer play a key role in furthering Cowen’s position as the leading platform for broker-neutral execution solutions,” said Dan Charney, Cowen’s Head of Equities.  “Our priority is to help clients make informed trading decisions by providing value-added tools – such as non-conflicted trading and algorithmic execution – and insights on issues that impact clients.   Jason is an accomplished professional who will lead Cowen’s electronic trading division.  He has longstanding client relationships and a track record of delivering outstanding electronic execution services for them.  Jennifer is a well-respected voice on market structure and its impact to investors, corporates and markets.  Her insights and strategies will be a valuable resource to clients.”

Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Oien was with Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for West Coast Electronic Sales and International Electronic Trading Sales.  Previously, Mr. Oien was an account executive at Instinet Corporation in sales trading, portfolio trading and electronic trading.  Before that, he was a sales trader and market maker at Jefferies.  Mr. Oien holds a BS from The Ohio State University.

Most recently, Ms. Hadiaris was with Deutsche Bank where she led the market structure team as the Head of Global Market Structure, Americas.  Prior to that, she spent ten years at RBC Capital Markets where she served in a similar capacity.  Ms. Hadiaris graduated from Harvard University with a BA.  In 2014 she was recognized by Traders Magazine as a Rising Star.


About Cowen Group, Inc.


Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, sales and trading and prime brokerage services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Ramius provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.  For additional information, visit www.cowen.com.

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