Wall Street & Cannabis with Vivien Azer, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Cowen
In this week’s episode of The Green Rush, Lewis and Anne are joined by KCSA Managing Director Phil Carlson as they speak with Vivien Azer, the Managing Director, and Senior Research Analyst specializing in the beverage, tobacco and cannabis sectors at Cowen & Company. Vivien is the first senior Wall Street analyst to cover the emerging cannabis sector and her reports have become must-reads for C-suite executives and investors in the industry. During the conversation, the Green Rush team discuss a host of subjects including Jeff Sessions and his decision to rescind the Cole Memo (and other Obama-era memos that allowed the industry to flourish), how Vivien came to cover the cannabis sector and what type of company could be the first “big-board” listed cannabis company.
Vivien Azer is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst specializing in the beverage, tobacco, and cannabis sectors. Ms. Azer is the first senior Wall Street analyst to cover the emerging cannabis sector, Vivian’s work’s has earned her notable press coverage in The Economist, Barron’s and Forbes. Ms. Azer’s coverage of the tobacco sector earned her a spot on Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team on several occasions. She has consistently been ranked by Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards (StarMine), and in 2017, she was ranked #1 and #2 for stock picking in beverages and tobacco, respectively, and #2 for earnings estimation in tobacco. Prior to joining Cowen and Company in 2014, she spent over nine years at Citi covering consumer staples. Ms. Azer holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg, Anne Donohoe and Phil Carlson of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our magnificent producers, Nick Opich (KCSA) and Jorge (Brasco) Hermida at CannabisRadio.com.