Jacob “Jake” Walthour has joined Ramius, the investment management arm of the Cowen Group.
Walthour will serve as vice-chairman of new business and product development, responsible for expanding the firm’s relationships within the global financial community, creating alternative investment solutions and attracting talented investment teams to the Ramius institutional platform.
Walthour joins Ramius from Cliffwater, where he was managing director and member of the client services and portfolio construction team. Prior to that, he was a managing director at Citadel Investment Group and before that, a partner and head of advisory services at Aksia. His resume also includes stints at Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Moore Capital Management, as well as a period as executive assistant to New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall.
Said Michael Singer, Ramius CEO, in a statement: “Jake is an extremely accomplished industry professional with a unique blend of client, research and investment experience, and we are thrilled to have him join Ramius. Over the past year, we’ve made great progress in developing our platform, expanding our capabilities and building broader and deeper relationships in the investor community. We look forward to Jake’s contributions to advance our efforts even further.”
The Ramius platform currently offers capabilities in small-cap activism, healthcare royalties, customized alternative solutions, event-driven equity, real estate, long/short credit and managed futures.
Ramius manages over $9 billion in assets.