Yigal D. Jhirad, Senior Vice President, is Head of Risk and Quantitative & Derivatives Strategies and a portfolio manager for Cohen & Steers’ options and real assets strategies. Mr. Jhirad heads the firm’s Investment Risk Committee. He has 35 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Jhirad was an executive director in the institutional equities division of Morgan Stanley, where he headed the company’s portfolio and derivatives strategies effort. He was responsible for developing, implementing and marketing quantitative and derivatives products to a broad array of institutional clients, including hedge funds, active and passive funds, pension funds and endowments. Mr. Jhirad holds a BS from the Wharton School. He is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM), as Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is based in New York.