Cohen & Steers Marks Five Years in Asia With New Staff and Services


<p>NEW YORK, <span class="xn-chron">July 15</span> /CNW/ -- Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:   CNS) is marking the fifth anniversary of its <span class="xn-location">Hong Kong</span> office, which was established in <span class="xn-chron">July 2005</span>. The anniversary coincides with the addition of three new hires who will expand and enhance the firm's capabilities in the region.</p>
<p><span class="xn-person">Anton Chan</span> has joined as the head of institutional marketing and client service for Asia. He will focus on expanding Cohen & Steers' institutional relationships in Asia ex-Japan and will oversee institutional client service. Before joining Cohen & Steers, <span class="xn-person">Mr. Chan</span> was a vice president with Bank of New York Mellon in sales and relationship management for North Asia ex-Japan.</p>
<p>The firm also added <span class="xn-person">Grace Ding</span> as a Hong Kong-based member of the global listed infrastructure research team. <span class="xn-person">Ms. Ding</span> came from Nomura International in <span class="xn-location">Hong Kong</span>, where she specialized in Asian gas pipeline, gas distribution and electric power companies.</p>
<p><span class="xn-person">Jackie Choy</span>, formerly with Lehman Brothers, is a research analyst covering <span class="xn-location">Hong Kong</span> and <span class="xn-location">China</span>. He is part of the <span class="xn-location">Hong Kong</span> research team dedicated to the Asia Pacific listed real estate sector, which is led by <span class="xn-person">Luke Sullivan</span>, the regional portfolio manager.</p>
<p>"Our <span class="xn-location">Hong Kong</span> office is enormously important to our global presence, and we are pleased to offer our clients--current and prospective--the best in research and portfolio management," said Robert Steers, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Cohen & Steers. "I am confident that Anton will be successful reaching new institutional clients and providing top-caliber service to our existing clients."</p>

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<p>About Cohen & Steers. Cohen & Steers is a manager of income-oriented equity portfolios specializing in U.S. and international real estate securities, large cap value stocks, listed infrastructure and utilities, and preferred securities. The company also manages alternative investment strategies such as hedged real estate securities portfolios and private real estate multimanager strategies for qualified investors. Headquartered in <span class="xn-location">New York City</span>, with offices in <span class="xn-location">London</span>, <span class="xn-location">Brussels</span>, <span class="xn-location">Hong Kong</span> and <span class="xn-location">Seattle</span>, Cohen & Steers serves individual and institutional investors through a broad range of investment vehicles.</p>
<p>This release is for informational purposes only and may not be construed as investment advice or sales or marketing material for any financial product or service sponsored or provided by Cohen & Steers, Inc. or any of its affiliates or agents.</p>


For further information: For further information: In Hong Kong: Stephen Kenneally, Executive Director, Cohen & Steers Asia Limited, +852-366-70087, In New York: Anthony Ialeggio, SVP and Director of Global Marketing, Cohen & Steers, Inc., +1-212-796-9345 Web Site:

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