Elaine Zaharis-Nikas, CFA, Senior Vice President, is a senior portfolio manager for fixed income and preferred securities portfolios and has analyst coverage responsibilities for European and Latin American banks. She has 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Cohen & Steers in 2003, Ms. Zaharis-Nikas worked at JPMorgan Chase for five years as a credit analyst and J.P. Morgan for three years as an internal auditor. Ms. Zaharis-Nikas holds a BS from New York University. She is based in New York.