Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Cowen Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a holding company formed in connection with the business combination of Ramius LLC ("Ramius") and Cowen Holdings, Inc. ("Cowen Holdings"). The Company was jointly formed on June 1, 2009 by Cowen Holdings and RCG Holdings LLC ("RCG") in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement and the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 3, 2009 (the "Transactions"). Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, "Cowen Group" or the "Company"), provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates comprise the Company's alternative investment management segment, while Cowen and Company, LLC ("Cowen and Company") is its broker-dealer segment. ... More ...