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Company Overview of Cowen Execution Services LLC

Company Overview

Cowen Execution Services LLC operates as an agency-focused brokerage and trading related service provider. The company’s products and services include ADRs, algorithms, ETFs, millennium ATS, and a real-time analytics dashboard. It provides execution, investment research and commission management, prime brokerage, clearing, and plan sponsor solutions. The company serves customers worldwide. Cowen Execution Services LLC was formerly known as ConvergEx Group, LLC and changed its name to Cowen Execution Services LLC in June 2017. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York.

1633 Broadway

48th Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Cowen Execution Services LLC

Group Chief Executive Officer and Group President
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Managing Director
Managing Director and Head of Operations & Strategic Planning
Age: 44
Executive MD, Head of Brokerage Services and CEO of Convergex Execution Solutions
Age: 55
CEO of Westminster Research Associates and President of Westminster Research Associates
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Cowen Execution Services LLC Key Developments

ConvergEx Group, LLC, Cowen Group, Inc. - M&A Call

ConvergEx Group, LLC, Cowen Group, Inc. - M&A Call

Cowen Group Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Convergex Group

Cowen Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:COWN) reportedly in talks to acquire ConvergEx Group, LLC. Cowen Group is in talks to buy ConvergEx Group, according to people briefed on the matter. No deal had been made and the discussions could still fall apart, the people said. Officials for Convergex did not respond to calls seeking comment and neither did GTCR, LLC, the private equity company that owns ConvergEx Group. A spokesman for Cowen Group declined to comment. No financial details on a potential transaction between Cowen Group and ConvergEx Group were available.

Convergex Hires Robin Strong as Managing Director

Convergex announced that it recently hired Robin Strong as Managing Director. Mr. Strong is based out of Convergex's London-based brokerage and will be responsible for expanding the firm's broad range of commission management, research payment and outsourcing services to buy and sell-side investment firms on a global basis. A 25-year financial industry veteran, Mr. Strong's responsibilities include delivering Westminster Research Associate's unbundling and MiFID II compliant solutions to its growing European client-base. Prior to joining Convergex, Mr. Strong founded The Investment Data Utility and previously worked at Linedata, where he was responsible for business development and client adoption strategies across the EMEA region.

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