In their roles, Kurzner and Solomon will be responsible for growing the firm's presence in institutional options and launching the Event Driven Strategies Group, which will include both equity and options sales and trading. They will be based in New York and will report to Tom O'Mara, Cowen's Head of Institutional Derivatives.
'We are delighted to welcome Keith and Kyle to Cowen', commented Tom O'Mara. 'Both of these professionals have deep expertise and experience with the institutional options product, and their leadership will prove very helpful in our ongoing efforts to enhance this area of Cowen's sales and trading platform. We are also very excited to add the event strategies capability, which we believe will augment our existing business and allow us to serve a new set of clients as well'.
Kurzner and Solomon, who have been business partners for 17 years, recently worked at RBC Capital Markets and, prior to that, at CIBC/Oppenheimer, where they were responsible for establishing and leading similar businesses. Joining them to help build the effort is a senior team which includes sales trading, trading and Event analysis.