Cowen Adds James Farley as MD, Head of Investor Relations

In this role, Farley reports directly to the CEO of Cowen.

Cowen Inc., a diversified financial services firm that provides sales, trading and prime brokerage services, announced on Monday that it has appointed James T. (“JT”) Farley as Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations.

In his new role, he reports directly to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeffrey Solomon. He will be responsible for the relationship between Cowen and the investment community and will do this by building new and maintaining existing relationships in this area.

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According to the statement, he will also ensure that the strategy of the company and investment opportunities are communicated efficiently, to help the investment community understand Cowen’s potential.

JT Farley’s Career Before Cowen

Farley joins the financial services firm with more than two decades worth of experience in investor relations, financial services, and financial media. Prior to his new position at Cowen, he spent ten years at ITG, an agency broker and financial technology provider.

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While here he was the  Managing Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. As part of this role, he oversaw the global investor relations and public relations, his LinkedIn states.

Jeffrey Solomon, CEO of Cowen
Jeffrey Solomon
Source: LinkedIn

Commenting on the appointment, Solomon said: “As we work towards improving our transparency and connectivity with the Street, we are delighted to establish a dedicated in-house investor relations program with JT leading the effort.”

“JT is a seasoned IR professional with a deep understanding of our industry and businesses as well as an ability to communicate clearly and effectively. He has also demonstrated a commitment to building relationships within the investment community based on honesty and trust, which are vital to a successful investor relations program.”

During his career, Farley has also worked at CLSA Asia Pacific as the Vice President of Equity Research Sales, has been an Associate in Equity Research Sales at the Bank of America, and has held roles at E*TRADE Financial and CNBC.

JT Farley of Cowen, James Farley of Cowen
James T. (“JT”) Farley
Source: LinkedIn

“I am excited to build Cowen’s investor relations program at this important juncture of the company’s evolution. I look forward to working with the investment community to help them understand Cowen’s growth and potential and how the company is well-positioned to deliver long-term shareholder value,” added Farley.

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