Ramius Capital Group - Investor Profile

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Investor Information:

599 Lexington AvenueTotal AUM ($MM):9,600
New York, NY 10022Equity AUM ($MM):538
United StatesInvestment Style:Multi-Strategy
Phone: 212-845-7900 Orientation:Shareholder Activist
Fax: 212-845-7995 Investor Type:Hedge Fund Manager

Institutional Investor Background

Ramius Capital Group is a hedge fund management firm founded in 1994 by Peter Cohen, one of the firm's four Managing Members and the former Chairman and CEO of Shearson Lehman Brothers. The other three Managing Members are Jeffrey Solomon (Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee), Morgan Stark (President and CEO of Ramius Alternative Investments), and Thomas Strauss (CEO and President of Alternative Solutions).

In November 2009, Ramius acquired boutique investment bank Cowen Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN) and the firm now operates as the global alternative investment management branch of Cowen Group. Following the acquisition Peter Cohen became Chairman and CEO of Cowen Group, while David 'Greg' M. Malcolm became the President and CEO of Cowen & Company, overseeing the company's research, trading and investment banking efforts.

Ramius provides discretionary investment management and merchant banking services to U.S. and international institutions as well as private investors. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices located in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Munich, and Vienna.

Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: Europe, Global, North America, United States

Founders and Key Executives of Ramius Capital Group: Peter Cohen; Jeffrey Solomon; Morgan Stark; Thomas Strauss; Mark R. Mitchell; Jeffrey Smith

Entities related to Ramius Capital Group: Cowen Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN); Ramius Credit Fund; Ramius Enterprise LP; Ramius Intermediate Fund; Ramius Multi-Strategy Fund; Ramius Alternative Investments; Ramius Value and Opportunity Fund

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Ramius Capital Group's Top 10 Equity Holdings

Company (Ticker) ($MM) Shares Change % Out
Usa Technologies Inc (USATZ) 0.00 0 -306,958 0.00
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (FCX) 0.00 0 -41,998 0.00
Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) 0.00 0 -6,530 0.00
EI DuPont de Nemours & Co (DD) 0.00 0 -3,300 0.00
Barrick Gold Corp (USA) (ABX) 0.00 0 -21,502 0.00
Horsehead Holding Corp (ZINC) 0.00 0 -209,406 0.00
Northwest Pipe Co (NWPX) 0.00 0 -30,701 0.00
Potash Corp /Saskatchewan (USA) (POT) 0.00 0 -7,406 0.00
Walter Industries Inc (WLT) 0.00 0 -5,700 0.00
Aurico Gold Inc (AUQ) 0.00 0 -191,220 0.00

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