SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Lasota Stephen

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O COWEN GROUP, INC.
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COWEN GROUP, INC. [ COWN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/29/2010
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 63,907(1) D
Class A Common Stock 72,868(2) D
Class A Common Stock 53,289 I See Footnote(3)
Class A Common Stock 12/29/2010 J(4) 9,401 A $0 9,401(4) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Restricted stock units that vest with respect to 10% on June 7, 2010; 15% on August 15, 2010; 10% on May 15, 2011; 15% on August 15, 2011; 25% on May 15, 2012; and 25% on May 15, 2013.
2. Restricted stock units that will vest on May 15, 2013.
3. Represents shares in which the Reporting Person may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest held by RCG Holdings LLC and allocated to the Reporting Person in connection with his ownership interest in RCG Holdings LLC.
4. Represents shares distributed to the Reporting Person by RCG Holdings LLC, formerly reported as shares in which the Reporting Person may be deemed to have a pecuniary (and indirect beneficial ownership) interest held by RCG Holdings LLC, in connection with the Reporting Person's withdrawal of one-third of his capital from RCG Holdings LLC as of December 31, 2010.
/s/ Stephen Lasota 01/03/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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