Cowen Names Two for Cap Intro Team
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: June 22, 2021
Cowen has built out its capital introduction team with two hires, including its first in Asia.
Amy Cheung joins the firm as a vice president in Hong Kong and is the first team member in the APAC region. She has spent the last three years working in investor relations and business development at hedge fund Bright Stream Capital Management.
Daniel McGlinn joins Cowen’s San Francisco office, also as vice president, after six years at PNC Asset Management, where he was a member of the alternative strategies team responsible for external manager selection.
The hires bring the team to eight. It provides capital introduction clients with a range of products and services including access to over 1,000 hedge fund allocators, peer group analyses, pitch review and refinement, and the opportunity to attend high value allocator events.
The firm says clients are typically emerging managers, with a team focus on family offices, hedge fund of funds, endowments and foundations, and other investors willing to provide early-stage capital.
“Amy and Daniel both have extensive buy-side experience and are strong additions to our growing team,” says Brett Yarkon, managing director and head of capital introduction at Cowen. “Having a local presence in Hong Kong to capitalise on further opportunities in Asia, as well as team members on the ground across the US and in London, is a significant benefit for our team as we continue to extend our global coverage and take our cap intro business to the next level.
“Our cap intro solution is differentiated by our investor-centric approach, with the majority of our team having strong allocator backgrounds. We have grown our team in response to client demand and are now ideally positioned for further expansion across the US, Europe and Asia.”