Cowen Group has hired Thomas O'Mara to lead its of equity derivatives and convertibles group.
O'Mara spent over 14 years at Credit Suisse First Boston where he held a number of senior positions including global head of convertible securities, global head of cash equities and global chief risk officer for the equities division. O'Mara has also spent time on the buy side, including managing multi-strategy assets in a hedge fund structure.
In his new role at Cowen, he will be based in New York.
"Tom is a professional with exceptionally broad experience in equity derivatives and convertible trading activities," said Peter Cohen, chairman and chief executive officer of Cowen Group. "Tom is ideally suited to work with John O'Donoghue our head of equities to lead the growth of our sales and trading platform, where we continue to expand our product and market reach."
Cowen Group provides financial services including alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its business units, Ramius and Cowen and Company. Its alternative investment management products include hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate funds, healthcare royalty funds, cash management and commodity trading funds.