Head of Commodities
30 years of experience
Ben Ross, Senior Vice President, is Head of Commodities and a portfolio manager for Cohen & Steers’ commodities strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Ross was a co-portfolio manager at GE Asset Management and a manager of the GE Active Commodities strategy since its 2006 inception. Previously, Mr. Ross was a senior trader at GE Asset Management, leading the international equity trading desk. Before joining GE in 1996, he worked at State Street Bank & Trust. Mr. Ross has a BS from Northeastern University and is based in New York.
Real Assets Multi-Strategy
Seeks to achieve attractive long-term total returns and maximize real returns during inflationary environments, through a diversified portfolio of real assets.
Insights by Ben Ross
Commodities have delivered historically strong performance, providing inflation hedging, diversification and compelling returns, with the potential to contribute meaningfully to a real assets allocation.
Commodities recovery poised to continueJune 2021 | 11 mins
After a decade-long bear market, commodities are showing signs of life. We see further upside potential despite significant repricing from pandemic lows, driven by a supportive macro backdrop, attractive fundamentals and growing investor demand for inflation-sensitive assets.
Three strategies for building inflation-resilient portfolios
Extraordinary policy measures may be tilting inflation risks to the upside, reinforcing the need for diversifying assets that tend to respond well to unexpected inflation.