Cohen & Company Securities Announces Addition to High Grade Corporate Trading

Press Release

COHEN & COMPANY SECURITIES ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO HIGH GRADE CORPORATE TRADING

New York, NY – October 6, 2010 Cohen & Company Securities LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Lobo as a Managing Director with the Institutional High Grade trading group. Greg comes to Cohen from New Jersey-based HGK Asset Management, where he spent 19 years as the partner in charge of fixed income. In this role, Greg was responsible for the trading and management of approximately $2 billion in assets for the firm’s institutional clients and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee. Greg has demonstrated success in identifying relative value within the high grade and crossover corporate bond space and brings that experience to his trading role at Cohen.

About Cohen & Company Inc.
Cohen Brothers, LLC (d/b/a Cohen & Company) is an investment firm specializing in credit related fixed income investments. Through Cohen & Company Securities, LLC, the company also provides institutional broker-dealer services focused on debt securities. With offices in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Paris, London and Tokyo, Cohen & Company serves a diverse international network of institutional and individual clients.

Investors:
Cohen & Company Inc.
Joseph W. Pooler, Jr., 215-701-8952
Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@cohenandcompany.com
Media:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James Golden, 212-895-8665
jgolden@joelefrank.com