Cohen & Steers is a niche asset manager concentrating on real estate securities. The firm invests mainly in the equity shares of real estate investment trusts, with holdings in domestic and international real estate securities accounting for close to two thirds of its $79.9 billion in managed assets at the end of December 2020. Cohen & Steers also manages portfolios dedicated to preferred securities, utilities stocks, and other high-yield offerings. It expects to balance distribution among its closed-end mutual funds, open-end mutual funds, and institutional accounts over time. During 2020, the firm garnered an estimated 43% (30%) of its assets under management (base management fees) from institutional clients, 44% (51%) from open-end funds, and 13% (19%) from closed-end funds.
Greggory WarrenSector Strategist