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New Managers October 2017

SEEDERS & PLATFORMS: Cowen Investment Management, NewAlpha, Prophecy Asset Management, FundSeeder

Cowen Investment expands alternative investment management platform with seeding and incubating push

Global investment management Cowen Investment Management is leading a seeding and incubating initiative to expand its alternative investment management platform, the company said.

Cowen Investment, a unit of Cowen Inc. with $11 billion in assets under management, said the company plans to develop its internal investment capabilities and partnering with outside managers to push its existing products, invest in managers and develop new investment vehicles. Elizabeth Flisser Rosman has been tapped by Cowen Investment to lead the effort and was appointed as managing director and head of strategy

"We are extremely fortunate to have Elizabeth join Cowen as the firm continues to expand existing products, invest in managers and develop new investment vehicles relevant to Cowen's sector expertise and the global environment," said Fred S. Fraenkel, head of investment management and vice chairman of Cowen. "Elizabeth has the experience, deep industry knowledge and proven judgment to have an immediate impact on our platform and help Cowen meet the needs of our clients

Rosman will draw on her deep experience in seeding and incubating alternative investment strategies to help Cowen achieve this goal. Rosman has been sourcing, seeding and incubating alternative investment managers since 1999, when she joined Capital Z, one of the most successful hedge fund sponsors of its time. She most recently led new hedge fund manager development efforts at Reservoir Capital Group, a privately held investment company

"We are beyond pleased to have found a partner with the strategic vision that Elizabeth offers," said Thomas W. Strauss, chairman of Cowen Investment. "She is well-equipped to ......................

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