Ever since the merger between alternative investment shop Ramius and investment bank Cowen Group in November 2009, the two firms have been looking at ways to integrate and grow Ramius' hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate and cash management businesses.

In March 2010, Cowen Group created Ramius Trading Strategies and launched the RTS Global Fund, a multi-manager fund focused on active trading strategies including managed futures accounts and global investing in macroeconomic trends, through RTS' managed account platform.

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