Peter Cohen

Peter Cohen

Founding Partner


In addition to being a founding partner of RCG Longview, Mr. Cohen is the founder and managing member of Ramius, CEO of Cowen and  Company, and a senior member of its Executive Committee.


His prior experience includes being Chairman and CEO of Shearson Lehman, as well as forming Republic New York Securities and Republic Asset Management for Republic National Bank of New York.


  • BS from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • MBA from Columbia University, New York, NY


  • Director of Mount Sinai Hospital, Safe Auto Insurance, Scientific Games Corporation, and L-3 Communications
  • Former board member of The New York Stock Exchange, The Federal Reserve International Capital Market Advisory Committee, The Depository Trust Company, The Ohio State University Foundation, The New York City Opera, The American Express Company, GRC International, Olivetti SpA, Société Générale de Belgique, Telecom Italia SpA, Presidential Life Corporation, and Kroll, Inc.
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