Wall Street takes notice of marijuana: Q&A with cannabis analyst Vivien Azer

By Omar Sacirbey Vivien Azer, apparently the first cannabis analyst at a mainstream investment bank, is bullish on the marijuana industry. And her confidence in the market is a significant reflection of how Wall Street views cannabis. Azer is an analyst at Cowen & Co., a New York investment bank founded in 1918. Her belief in the marijuana industry was reinforced last month when 150-plus investors – including representatives from such prestigious financial institutions as Blackstone Group, Fidelity Investments and Janus Capital Group – attended Cowen’s “Cannabis Colloquium.” Up to now, big institutional investors have been wary of cannabis given that ... Wall Street takes notice of marijuana: Q&A with cannabis analyst Vivien Azer is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs