Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) announced today that Matthew Ramsay and Krish Sankar have joined the Company’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) equity research team as Managing Directors, playing key roles in the Company’s expansion of semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment and IT hardware coverage. Messrs. Ramsay and Sankar are based in Cowen’s San Francisco office, reporting to Robert Fagin, Director of Research.
Cowen’s TMT team now spans 20 publishing analysts covering a broad scope of Technology, Media and Telecommunications stocks, credits and Washington policy issues affecting the TMT industry. Messrs. Ramsay and Sankar will work alongside Cowen Senior Analyst, Karl Ackerman, who will continue to build out Cowen’s insightful coverage of semiconductor and storage stocks.
“We are thrilled that Matt and Krish have joined Cowen’s award-winning research team. Together with Karl, they will provide our clients with the depth, sophistication and collaborative insight that is expected from Research as part of our mission of enabling outperformance,” said Robert Fagin.
Prior to joining Cowen, Mr. Ramsay worked as an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, where he covered semiconductor stocks. He previously worked as a senior design engineer at AMD and held senior performance engineering roles at Sun Microsystems and Spansion. Mr. Ramsay holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Evansville, where he was also a NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer athlete. He also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Mr. Sankar most recently worked as a top-ranked analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for almost 14 years, where he covered the semiconductor capital equipment, EDA software, and alternative energy sectors. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mr. Sankar was a product manager at Applied Materials. He holds a B.Tech (with Honors) in Ceramic Engineering from IIT, and an MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
About Cowen Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services Company and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing and commission management through its two business segments: Cowen Investment Management 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. Cowen Investment Management 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 Company is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. For additional information, visit www.cowen.com.