Raquel McLean, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income and Preferred Securities
15 years of experience
Raquel McLean, CFA, Vice President, is a portfolio manager for fixed income and preferred securities portfolios and has analyst coverage responsibilities for global insurance companies and Asian banks. She also chairs the firm’s ESG Investment Committee and is the ESG Captain for the Preferred Securities team. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Raquel was an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch specializing in mid- and small-cap banks. She has a BS in Economics and a BA in Finance from Villanova University, and is based in New York.
Offers the potential for above-average income and attractive total returns, accessing the full universe of the preferred securities market
Insights by Raquel McLean, CFA
Environmental and social considerations for preferred securities
While Governance factors tend to be consistent across sectors, the Environment and Social factors vary. Managing analyst Raquel McLean discusses what special issues they look at for preferred securities.
Biden, energy and the future of ESG investing
Members of our ESG Investment Committee look ahead to the themes that will affect the future of ESG investing, including the impact the Biden administration could have on infrastructure and the energy sector.
Proprietary ESG scores and our approach to engagement
Our analysts go beyond third-party scores, weighing individual factors against our proprietary scoring model. This hands-on approach extends to our engagement with firms, as Cohen & Steers does not rely on third-party proxy services. Members of our ESG Investment Committee share why they feel this differentiates us and how it gives us an advantage.