Cohen & Company Securities Announces Addition To Its Fixed Income Team

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COHEN & COMPANY SECURITIES ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO ITS FIXED INCOME TEAM

New York, NY – March 16, 2010 Cohen & Company Securities, LLC (“Cohen & Company Securities”), Cohen & Company’s registered broker-dealer, is pleased to announce that David Clifford, 45, will be joining Cohen & Company Securities as a Managing Director and National Sales Manager for Fixed Income. David will based at the firm’s New York Office, and will be responsible for managing sales coverage in the U.S. for all fixed income products including mortgage and asset backed securities (“MBS”), corporate bonds, and leveraged finance.

David has over 20 years of experience in sales, trading and management in the Fixed Income area. Most recently he ran the New York office of Stone and Youngberg. While at Stone and Youngberg, David was also in charge of the firm’s New York Sales force where he presided over a significant build out in Securitized Product and Corporate Credit distribution.

Prior to that, David held sales and sales management positions at Barclays, Bank of America and Prudential Securities. At Prudential Securities he was the MBS producing sales manager and ultimately the New York Sales Manager for all fixed income. At Bank of America, he was the MBS producing sales manager. David was also an MBS/CMO trader at DLJ.

“We are extremely excited that Dave will be joining us as we continue to expand our Fixed Income presence. He has the right combination of product knowledge, client relationships, and management experience to make him the perfect candidate for the job”, said Christopher Ricciardi, CEO of Cohen & Company Securities.

David graduated with a BA from Hamilton College.

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
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