Biography

Barry J. Cohen joined Apollo in 2008 and serves as a Managing Director. He also serves as Chairman of the Boards of Apollo Tactical Income Fund and Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund.  He is a former Chief Operating officer of Apollo Global Securities.  He was previously with Bear Stearns from 1987 to 2008 where he joined as head of its Risk Arbitrage Department and co-headed the Bear Stearns Global Equity Arbitrage Funds. From 2002 to 2008, he worked in Bear Stearns Asset Management, focusing on its hedge fund businesses. Mr. Cohen started his career as a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell.  Mr. Cohen is a member of the board of directors of both the Mt. Sinai Children’s Center Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  Since 2017, he has served as President of Elysium Management, LLC.  Mr. Cohen graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in applied mathematics and received JD and MBA degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.

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