Peter Cohen

Peter Cohen

Founding Partner


In addition to being a founding partner of RCG Longview, Mr. Cohen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen Group, Inc. Prior to Cowen Group, Mr. Cohen was the founder of Ramius LLC. He also served as a managing member and senior member of the Executive Committee of Ramius.


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 and Scientific Games Corporation.
  • 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, Kroll, Inc. and L-3 Communications.
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