13G Filing: Ariel Investments and Cowen Group, Inc. (COWN)

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In a recent 13G filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, John W. Rogers‘ Ariel Investments has disclosed a position in Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN). The holding contains 11.32 million shares of the company, which represent 10.7% of the company’s outstanding stock. In its last 13F filing, Ariel reported ownership of 7.36 million shares of Cowen Group, held as of the end of December.

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Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) investors should pay attention to a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. COWN was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to 16 hedge funds in our database with COWN holdings at the end of the previous quarter.

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Fine Capital Partners, managed by Debra Fine, holds the largest position in Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN). Fine Capital Partners has a $38.1 million position in the stock, comprising 4.3% of its 13F portfolio. Some other members of the smart money that hold long positions include Anton Schutz’s Mendon Capital Advisors, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.

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