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SG Cowen & Co

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The response addresses the queries posted in 2021 words with references.

//Before writing about any business's facts, existing problems, additional information; possible solutions and alternatives consequences and so on, we have to first, understand about the business. We should know in what kind of industry SG Cowen is functioning. So, first of all, we will discuss about SG Cowen under the heading of Introduction, for example: //


SG Cowen is an investment banking company which was formed in July 1998. The company (SG Cowen) was formed when Societe Generale (a French Commercial banking giant) of I-bank Cowen & Co. acquired it. It is a well-established company having offices in New York City, Boston, and San Francisco and is generally known for its work with developed companies. SG Cowen is a leading company which provides full-service securities to its customers. The company holds a top position in the area of health care and high technology in the market and also has the largest health care research team that covers more than 100 companies.

//Above, we talked about SG Cowen, which is an Investment Banking Company that keeps a top position in the health care and high technology area in the market. As per directions, now we will talk about its facts, in order to gain more information about the Company's history, and its close competitors.//


The company has a good history of success and has a very friendly work environment. The different departments and the offices of the firm have different values and cultures. For example- the cultural values of the technology department or group is different from that of the values and cultures of healthcare group. Prior to acquisition, SG Cowen has six mutual funds with about $1.8 billion in assets and is mainly focused towards the business of investment banking. The company wants to expand its business in the field of I-banking. In order to spread out the investment banking franchisee, twenty managing directors were hired by SG Cowen & Co. From a group of protuberance firms in the first half of the year 1999 and in the year 1998, a Los Angeles-based investment banking and strategic consultative boutique named Bannon &Co. Was purchased by Cowen company. After the acquisition, the company has widened its banking business to cover different businesses like lodging and leisure, financial services, utilities, gaming etc. The company has covered the utility business with the help of its subsidiary company I.e. SG Bar Devlin.

Some of the key competitors of the company are- Robertson Stephens; Hambrecht & Quist; Banc of America Securities; Volpe Brown Whelan and Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. In 1998, it was the general consideration of the observers of SG Cowen that the firm would hopefully beat the media and entertainment industry by hiring Edward Hatch, who is a star analyst, from Warburg Dillon Read. The products and the services of the company includes asset management, fixed income services, investment banking, private client services, research, correspondent services, institutional sales and trading and inter-dealer bond brokerage.

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The response addresses the queries posted in 2021 words with reference