Paul founded the West Coast Regional offices of Bear Stearns & Company and later founded the West Coast Regional offices of CBWL Hayden Stone American Express. Paul was named as one of the top 12 elite securities analysts in the USA. For many years, Paul’s penchant for in depth research is well known, respected and admired in Wall Street.
During the 1960s, the titans of Wall Street who created today’s Wall Street movement and creation of capital included Senior Partners, Salem ‘Sy’ Lewis and Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg of Bear Stearns, Chairman Sandy Weill, Vice Chairman Marshall Cogan and Arthur Levitt at CBWL Hayden Stone American Express. Paul was trained by the best. He has seen it all, done it all. Paul is one of the last men standing from this tree of Wall Street legends. Sandy Weill became Chairman of Citicorp, Arthur Levitt, Chairman of the SEC, Marshall Cogan, Chairman of Foamex Corp, Ace Greenberg, Chairman of Bear Stearns. In the 1960s, Sy Lewis and Gus Levy of Goldman Sachs invented Wall Street’s game as we know it today. Sy was Paul Cohen’s supervising Partner, mentor and close friend.
At the Helm
In 1997, Paul founded Cohen Independent Research Group, Inc. under a different name. In 2009, Paul founded Grass Roots Research and Distribution, Inc., which became the nation’s leading micro-cap IR research firm in terms of quality. In 2014, he combined both businesses into Cohen Grassroots Research, Inc. He was one of the first pioneers of Wall Street independent research. Paul was always interested in the micro-cap, small cap space, although his firms covered all public companies of any size. Over the years, Paul assembled his team, a brain trust of worldwide analysts at the CFA, CPA, PhD, MBA, MD levels including industry experts. This team has created the Gold Standard of IR Research. Their combined research documents define excellence and quality.
Paul is well known in competition tennis. Paul was a leading American junior player who played in the US National Junior Championships, Captain of the University of California, Berkeley’s tennis team, playing in the NCAA championships, a touring professional player who played in two Grand Slams, and became the first touring coach on the ATP men’s tour. Some of Paul’s students included ATP President Harold Solomon, Grand Slam winners: John McEnroe, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Michael Chang and many other world class men’s and women’s champions. Paul was the Advisory Davis Cup coach to the Nation of Israel, on the Board of Experts at World Tennis Magazine for 19 years, and was considered by many to be the leading tennis coach in the world.