asset management

Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. (IFMI) is a global alternative fixed income asset manager with approximately $6.2 billion in assets under management, $4.1 Billion of which was in insurance/bank CDOs in U.S. and Europe as of December 31, 2013. IFMI does business in Europe through the brand name "Cohen & Company".

The company's asset management division is a leading alternative credit investment manager with a strong niche in financials, leveraged loans, high yield bonds and small cap real estate investments.

European assets under management total 1.34 Billion, mainly in the form of CDOs and Separate Accounts. The latter is predominantly invested in structured credit assets, including CLO tranches that provide regulatory capital relief for European banks.

Cohen & Company's European funds offer investors access to Euro-denominated hybrid capital securities issued predominantly by small and mid-sized European insurers and banks. As the first program of its kind to provide these companies with access to the hybrid debt offered, these funds can achieve a higher spread relative to subordinated insurance company debt issued by much larger companies and available in the wider market.


Cohen & Company's Paris operations focus on European TruPS and financial institution subordinated debt. The Paris office Cohen & Compagnie SAS analyses assets on behalf of Dekania Capital Management in Delaware, and Cohen and Company Financial Limited in London, which between them manage Dekania Europe CDOs I, II and III funds totaling 714 Million. Cohen and Company also manages a number of separate accounts through its Paris branch.

Cohen's Paris office has developed a vast network of relationships to originate collateral in Europe, and employs experienced insurance professionals and credit analysts who cover European financial institutions.


Cohen & Company currently has 618 Million of assets under management in a European CLO (Munda CLO I B.V) managed from its London office.

Daniel G Cohen