REIT mutual fund specialist Cohen & Steers
] hired Martha Shapiro
as senior vice president and director of marketing communications. Shapiro started on Monday and reports to senior vice president and director of global marketing Tony
Shapiro's post is new, Ialeggio told The MFWire.com
Shapiro will lead the creation of marketing and educational materials for the New York City-based firm and and will also oversee its Web site's content.
Previously, Shapiro worked as director of marketing services at Morgan Stanley Investment Management
. She earlier served as director of marketing communications
Company Press Release
Cohen & Steers Names Martha Shapiro Director of Marketing Communications
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 -- Cohen & Steers, Inc. announced the recent addition of a marketing communications director to its New York City headquarters. Martha Shapiro is senior vice president and director of Marketing Communications, and oversees the creation of the full range of the firm's marketing and educational materials and Web site content.
"Martha brings more than 20 years of experience at some of the industry's top firms," said Martin Cohen, co-chairman and co-chief executive of Cohen & Steers. "I am confident that she will be immensely valuable in optimizing all aspects of our branding and marketing strategies."
Ms. Shapiro was previously the director of Marketing Services at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, which she joined in 2004. She had responsibility for both retail and institutional channels. Before that, she was director of Marketing Communications at Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
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 New York City, with offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Seattle, Cohen & Steers serves individual and institutional investors through a broad range of investment vehicles.
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