Cowen in 2022 + beyond?

seems like they've been killing it recently. Wondering why I don't see them mentioned on this site as much as places like Piper, Macquarie, etc or even HW and Rayjay when from what I gather they're making some big moves and it seems like a great place to be. Any thoughts on their place in the MM space in the coming years?

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May 14, 2021 - 6:09pm

I interned at Cowen a couple of years back. I did not like the culture there. MDs were arrogant while many interns were stuck-up and self-important. I would say the majority of the interns I have encountered are very self-absorbed people who think they are better than everyone else. I met some really nice analysts and associates there though. But I did not like a good chunk of the people there

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
May 20, 2021 - 11:41am

Interned there as well - can confirm I did not like the culture either. Some of the juniors were awesome but I wasn't a fan on senior management.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
May 14, 2021 - 6:41pm

Do well in healthcare ecm. Nothing really in terms of buyside opps if that matters to you. A couple scattered lmm pe placements in tertiary cities but few and far between it seems. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 26, 2021 - 12:54pm

Would take Piper and hw over cowen in a heartbeat. Rj and macquarie would depend on the group. Cowen isn't really a major m&a player

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 27, 2021 - 3:50pm

If you wanna work in capital markets, don't choose a bank with no capital markets focus. If hw was included in the comment obviously the context is only for m&a and hw has a far more robust m&a practice than cowen, probably better pay, and significantly better exit opportunities. 

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Sep 2, 2021 - 8:13pm

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