Cohen & Steers has appointed Daniel Charles as head of global distribution as a part of its commitment to expand its global footprint.
In this newly created role, Charles will lead all aspects of the company's business development and client service efforts, providing strategic direction for both institutional and intermediary markets across all regions. He will serve on the firm's executive committee.
Charles has been a leader in the investment industry for more than 30 years, bringing extensive experience creating and leading successful teams in sales, service, consultant relations, marketing, product development and product management. Most recently, he served in a similar capacity as head of global distribution at William Blair, where his accomplishments included leading the firm's expansion into Australia and Canada. Before this, he served at Janus Capital Group, overseeing worldwide sales, client service and consultant relations.
Joseph Harvey, president and chief investment officer, said: "We welcome Charles to the Cohen & Steers team. His hands-on experience across multiple channels and regions will be critical to integrating and aligning our global institutional and wealth management teams. His leadership style is a strong fit for our collaborative culture, while his understanding of the market will be an invaluable resource as we look to strengthen our leadership in key markets and identify new opportunities."