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Cohen & Steers Pulls Two Legg Mason Execs
Cohen & Steers, a mutual fund company focused on real estate securities and REIT funds, has appointed Michael Miller and Mark Dickinson, both former Legg Mason vice presidents, to Cohen & Steers' RIA sales group.
Miller will serve as vice president and RIA sales manager to the newly established Central Region, while Dickenson will act in the same position for the West Region. Based in San Fransisco, CNS's West Region was formerly run by Erinn Laridon, who retired earlier in the year.
“We are excited to have both Michael and Mark join Cohen & Steers,” stated Frank Zukowski, senior vice president and director of RIA sales. “They bring with them the experience and solid relationships in their respective territories which will allow us to further enhance our distribution efforts to an important and growing channel.”
Company Press Release
Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) has hired Michael Miller and Mark Dickinson as Vice President, RIA Sales Managers for the firm’s RIA Group.
Michael has over eighteen years experience in the financial services industry. He will provide coverage for Cohen & Steers to RIAs within the newly created Central Region. Prior to joining Cohen & Steers, he was a Vice President, Sales Director with Legg Mason. Michael currently resides in Brighton, CO.
Mark brings to Cohen & Steers over thirteen years of financial services experience, most recently as Vice President, Sales Director with Legg Mason. He will be responsible for covering RIAs in the West Region, replacing Erinn Laridon, who retired from the firm earlier this year. Mark resides in San Francisco, California.
“We are excited to have both Michael and Mark join Cohen & Steers,” said Frank Zukowski, Senior Vice President and Director of RIA Sales. “They bring with them the experience and solid relationships in their respective territories which will allow us to further enhance our distribution efforts to an important and growing channel.”
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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