Mr. Milner holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce and a postgraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg.
About D. Richard Dowdle
In his most recent role, Mr. Dowdle served as a Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager in the Credit Trading group at Ramius LLC since joining Ramius in September 2008.
Previously, Mr. Dowdle was a Partner, Portfolio Manager at Arx Investment Management from 2002 through 2008. Prior to Arx, he was a Vice President at Salomon Smith Barney focusing on the steel, metals and mining industries. He began his career at Salomon Brothers as a Financial Analyst in the Energy and Chemicals Group.
Mr. Dowdle received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Utah.
About Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative investment, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company is its broker-dealer segment. Its alternative investment products, solutions and services include hedge funds, replication products, managed futures funds, fund of funds, real estate and health care royalty funds. Cowen and Company offers industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research and a sales and trading platform for institutional investors. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices located in major financial centers around the world.
About Ramius LLC
Ramius, the global alternative investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc., offers a broad range of investment solutions to institutions and private clients worldwide. Founded in 1994, Ramius and affiliates manage $10.4 billion (as of October 1, 2012) across multiple asset classes and investing styles. A significant portion of Cowen's proprietary capital is managed by Ramius in strategies alongside its clients.