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Cowen Expands Energy Equity Research Team with Addition of Ryan Oatman

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Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ:COWN) today announced that Ryan Oatman, CFA has joined Cowen and Company’s Equity Research department as a Director to cover oil & gas exploration & production (E&P) stocks. Mr. Oatman is based in Houston and reports to Robert Fagin, Cowen’s Director of Research.

“It takes expert advice to navigate volatile energy markets,” said Mr. Fagin. “Charles Robertson, a seasoned E&P analyst, joined us in November 2014, and we are excited to continue building our senior E&P team with the addition of Ryan, a trusted and deeply skilled voice in the sector.”

Mr. Oatman has seven years of experience in Energy sector equity research. He joins Cowen from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he was a research analyst, and previously held similar roles at Canaccord Genuity and FBR Capital Markets.

Mr. Oatman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Trinity University, and an MBA from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He is also a CFA(R) charterholder.

Cowen’s energy equity research team includes nine senior analysts whose coverage spans Energy Portfolio Strategy, Oilfield Services & Equipment, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Integrated Oil, Refining, Coal, Energy Transportation, Energy Metals, and Alternative Energy.

About Cowen Group, Inc.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Ramius provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research and a sales and trading platform for institutional investors. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.

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