Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Feb 12 2010 | 1:20am ET
The Cowen Group—the former Ramius Group—is streamlining the leadership of its alternative investments business.
Thomas Strauss has been named president and CEO of Ramius Alternative Investment Management and Morgan Stark its chairman and head of macro strategies. Both men will report to Peter Cohen, the Ramius founder who now serves as chairman and CEO of Cowen.
“Unifying the senior management and certain aspects of the back office for these two businesses will allow us to streamline our operations, and integrate and enhance our marketing and client services efforts through improved product coordination,” Cohen said. “This business is about clients and opportunity and we will always look at ways to improve our service and ability to deliver a premier suite of products and solutions to both institutional and private investors.”
Cowen made a point of emphasizing that it would maintain a “strict division” between the investment and research teams in its hedge fund and funds of hedge funds, and their core support functions.
Ramius reverse-merged with Cowen, a boutique investment bank, last year.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…