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Cohen & Steers Winner

This company, founded in 1986, specializes in real assets and alternative income—i.e. real estate, infrastructure, preferred securities, natural resources, commodities, and multi-strategy solutions. The firm’s investment strategies are available through US-registered open and closed-end funds, offshore funds, CITs, institutional separate accounts, and sub-advisory portfolios. Publicly traded Cohen & Steers has a global reach, with offices in New York (its headquarters), London, Dublin, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and possesses an enviable research platform.

Cohen & Steers believes in active management, and founders Marty Cohen and Bob Steers established the firm to help investors capitalize on the emerging opportunity they saw in public real estate investment trusts (REITs). Today, it has a robust presence in institutional accounts. Strategies range from broad portfolios to more concentrated and, hence, risker ones, from industry-specific (technology and logistics, for instance) to geographically themed (US, Europe, Asia Pacific). The company sees opportunity in the just-passed infrastructure bill in Washington, D.C., which should aid the likes of wind turbines and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Additionally, the firm established a private real estate group and is innovating integrated listed and private real estate strategies designed to optimize real estate allocations for investors.



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