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logoMorningstarJanuary 28, 2021

Cohen & Steers, Inc.: Solid Flows and Market Gains Lift Cohen & Steers' Q4 Results; No Change to $70 per Share FVE

Symbols
CNS
Sector(s)
Financial Services
Rating
Current Price
$67.52
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

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.

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Analyst Profile

Greggory Warren

Sector Strategist
Greggory Warren, CFA, is a financial-services sector strategist for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers the traditional U.S.- based asset managers, as well as Berkshire Hathaway.Before assuming his current role in 2017, Warren covered the financial-services sector as a senior analyst since late 2008. Before that time, he covered non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers and distributors, packaged food firms, food service distributors, and tobacco companies. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2005, Warren worked as a buy-side equity analyst for more than seven years, covering consumer staples and consumer cyclicals.Warren holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and English from Augustana College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Since 2014, Warren has been selected to participate on the analyst panel at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, asking questions directly of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. He ranked second in the investment services industry in The Wall Street Journal's annual “Best on the Street” analysts survey in 2013, the last year the survey was conducted.