Cohen & Company Securities Announces New Hires In Trading Of Mortgage Backed Securities And Corporates.

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COHEN & COMPANY SECURITIES ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES IN TRADING OF MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES AND CORPORATES.

Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY – May 19, 2009 – Cohen & Company Securities, LLC, Cohen & Company’s registered broker-dealer, is pleased to announce the addition of David Kaplan to its fixed income sales and trading unit. David has a deep background in both trading and selling mortgage backed securities. David rose to Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Company as a mortgage sales specialist before moving to the buy side as a hedge fund portfolio manager for Mariner and Highland Capital. At Cohen & Company Securities, LLC, David will be responsible for trading all non-agency mortgage products.

Dave McAllister has also joined Cohen & Company Securities, LLC as a senior high grade corporate bond and crossover securities trader. Dave has been both a high yield and high grade corporate trader during his Wall Street career having traded for Bank of America Securities, UBS Securities and Barclays Capital. Prior to joining Cohen & Company Securities, LLC, David worked for CapRock Securities as a Sales/Trader.

About Cohen & Company
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. For more information about Cohen & Company, we encourage you to visit www.cohenandcompany.com.

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