Cohen & Steers Appoints Liyen Wee as Head of Wealth in Asia Pacific Region
SINGAPORE & NEW YORK, September 3, 2023—Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) announced today the appointment of Liyen Wee as Vice President and Head of Wealth, Asia Pacific. In this role, Ms. Wee will be responsible for establishing and managing relationships with financial intermediaries in the Asia Pacific Ex-Japan region. She is based in Singapore and reports to David Conway, Head of International Wholesale Distribution.
Ms. Wee joins Cohen & Steers with over 18 years of sales and client relationship experience in the asset management industry. She most recently served as Director of the Financial Intermediaries Group at Lazard Asset Management where she led the Southeast Asia financial intermediaries and wholesale distribution business. Prior to joining Lazard in 2021, Ms. Wee was Director and Head of Distribution Sales at Amundi Asset Management and also held roles at Aberdeen and OCBC Asset Management.
David Conway, Senior Vice President and Head of International Wholesale Distribution, said:
“We are seeing emerging investor interest in Asia to allocate to real assets and alternative income strategies, including listed real estate, infrastructure and multi-strategy real assets, to provide diversification and total return potential in an environment of elevated inflation. Liyen’s experience establishing and managing relationships with financial intermediaries will be instrumental in Cohen & Steers’ ability to serve clients in Asia Pacific and Singapore specifically, which has become a regional growth hub for wealth management.”
The addition of Ms. Wee follows the firm’s May appointment of Abhi Shroff as Head of Institutional Distribution, Asia Pacific and expansion into Singapore.
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About Cohen & Steers. Cohen & Steers is a leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, including real estate, preferred securities, infrastructure, resource equities, commodities, as well as multi-strategy solutions. Founded in 1986, the firm is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
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